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WIL Fest 1.1: “Romeo and Juliet”

22 July 2017

¶ For the next three weekends, the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival (a.k.a. OPS Fest or OPSF) will be holding their WIL Festival. The aim is to perform all 15 Shakespeare...

WIL Festival 2.1: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

22 July 2017

¶ “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is also known as “that other Falstaff” play. The rumor goes that Queen Elizabeth, having been moved by William Shakespeare’s...

Amorous Rites: “Romeo & Juliet (Layla & Majnun)” — a world premiere

22 July 2017

¶ There is a vibrant tradition of performing William Shakespeare’s playtexts cross-, multi-, and trans-culturally. Such productions help us think through our own positions...

“the lion’s part”: Midsommer, Solstice, and Shakespeare Gender Parity

16 July 2017

¶ I’ve been thinking a lot recently about identity parity in Shakespeare performance. This is in part because of recent articles critiquing Hollywood whitewashing, which...