V.20 No.9 | 3/3/2011
Aux Dog Theatre
Othello bodes well for Aux Dog
By Christie Chisholm
Aux Dog’s fifth season, called Life and Chances, vows to set a new course for the theater. If its most recent production, Othello, is any indication, that course is a damn fine one.
V.20 No.6 | 2/10/2011
A Woman Scorned
Duke City Repertory tries to tame Shakespeare’s Shrew
By Christie Chisholm
I know Shakespeare is, well, Shakespeare. Many diehard theater lovers consider him the best playwright to have ever grasped an ink-imbued instrument. Most actors and/or theater companies want to eventually try their iambic-pentameter-loving hands at one of the man’s plays. I realize this will put me on the blacklist of a number of theater patrons in town, but the question I always ask myself before seeing one of Shakespeare’s works on stage is: Why?
V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010
Image courtesy of Vortex Theatre
With Further Ado
The Vortex Theatre tests its “Will Power”
By Khyber Oser
V.19 No.24 | 6/17/2010
Don't Make Me Come Back There!
All the train's a stage
By Patricia Sauthoff
It's an ordinary Saturday afternoon on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. Travelers head north to Santa Fe, no one pays much attention to one another—until, suddenly, a voice comes from the back of the car. A young woman, face hidden by a baseball cap and magazine, snaps to attention and responds. Thus begins a scene from As You Like It.
V.19 No.23 | 6/10/2010
By Patricia Sauthoff
You've run amok in rainbows, you've been prouder than your mom was that time you got second place in the spelling bee back in fourth grade, and you’re all paraded out. Have no fear. There are several low-key, movement-unintensive ways to cash in on someone else's air conditioning. Holla.
V.19 No.16 |
DayBird - April 23rd
By Geoffrey Anjou [ Fri Apr 23 2010 2:47 PM ]
303 – Saint George, Roman soldier and Christian martyr, is beheaded. When he appeared before Diocietian, it is said that St. George denounced him for his cruelty and injustice. The Emperor sent George to prison with instructions that he be tortured until he denied his faith.
St George, having defended his faith was beheaded at Nicomedia near Lyddia in Palestine. He didn’t really slay a dragon. They don’t exist.
1014 - King Brian of Ireland is murdered by Vikings hordes. His forces, under his kiddo’s command annihilated the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf, near Dublin. As the Norsemen were running from their defeat, they stumbled on the king’s tent and slaughtered him. Was his tent just lying there? Whatever. Victory at Clontarf broke Norse power in Ireland forever, and ever.
1564 / 1616 – William Shakespeare, English writer and actor was born (traditional birth date based on baptism) and died on this day. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Although the plays of William Shakespeare may be the most widely read works in the English language, little is known for certain about the playwright himself.
He never went to University, I did not know that.
At age 18 married Anne Hathaway, who was eight years his senior and pregnant at the time of the marriage. Their first daughter, Susanna, was born six months later, and in 1585 he had twins. He became an actor and writer in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and eventually died.
He is buried at Holy Trinity Church, in Stratford. On the stone slab that covers his grave a curse is carved:
Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare,
I don’t know if that last part is true. Why not a plague a' both your houses? I would of gone OG.
Some scholars believe the plays were not written by William Shakespeare but by some other well-educated, aristocratic writer. snobs.
1616 – Miguel Cervantes, Spanish author of Don Quixote rambles on.
1899 - Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born American novelist and critic born. Nabokov's Lolita has become one of the best-known and most controversial examples of 20th century literature, about dirty old men.
V.18 No.49 | 12/3/2009
Kevin R. Elder
Heads Will Roll
Tricklock’s Cymbeline at Theatre X
By Julia Mandeville
Something magical happened to me in UNM’s Theatre X last weekend: I laughed aloud and often during one of William Shakespeare’s plays.
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