Thursday, October 3, 2013

Guest Bloggers: James Early & Catie Henderson

Yesterday we got to see a magnificent production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. The production was set in a modern day boardwalk in Padua. They used a lot of bright, happy colors to draw on the comedy within the show. The set had really cool aspect such as a fortune teller but also the neon signs you would expect  on a boardwalk. In the background they used a Ferris Wheel and the outline of a roller coaster! The acting was phenomenal, and we got to see our tour guides from the first day in the show. The actress playing Kate was awesome and I am so excited to see her as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire. Every show we have seen have been amazing and I am so excited to see King Lear and The Heart of Robin Hood today.

   Well, we have had our first experience in the Elizabethan theater. Some of us were freezing and some of us had so many layers on that we resembled the kid from x-mas story, "I can't put my arms down".  However the play was enjoyable non the less. Cymbeline was fabulous in my opinion, I thought that the actors did a very good job of articulating the Shakespeare so that I could understand every word even from the very back of the theater. Earlier in the week we got the privilege to talk to the head projection designer at OSF and he talked about how he had for filled a dream to put projections on the facade surrounding the stage. we got to see a rolling ocean, forest hills, ghostly shadows. Overall an absolutely inspiring experience.

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