Also considering New England

2009 March 19

The swing through California probably will happen as I’ll be able to catch at least one show a day in my run through the Golden State. And now I’m considering New England.

Though not a part of my original plan, I stumbled across a performance in late June of Henry IV Part I. As I’ve mentioned before (and acknowledged in my original proposal) it’s the History plays that are giving me the most grief (or challenge). At present count, I have all but two of the the Comedies, Tragedies and “Romances” spoken for…that is, somebody is performing those plays. (Don’t get me started with Midsummer Night’s Dream…I know it’s a fun play and people like it, but does every company have to perform the dang thing? I’ve got a project to do here people!)

So, I am considering a New England trip possibly in late June.

And, as I’ve mentioned before, I’ll start to sketch in plays and dates in a few weeks and make that information available here. Also, if you know of any production of a Shakespeare play in your community, please let me know (even if it’s just Midsummer Night’s Dream)…I’d like to know.

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  1. 2010 January 7
    Kerry permalink

    Guilty as charged on directing Dream this past summer. Does it help that we did so in your home state and set it in 1958?

    Anyway, part of a small group in NWIN that has a Summer Shakespeare program. Enjoyed your interview on the RSC podcast, and glad that your project was a success!

  2. 2010 January 7
    admin permalink

    Kerry,
    Thanks for the comment: I think it wasn’t the easiest summer for Shakespeare festivals this year (pretty bleak forecast during the recession news and all). The summer was a wonderful experience and hope to share more of what I saw in a few months.
    The RSC podcast was pretty cool and I’m grateful to Austin recording it right after a performance.
    Good luck!
    Chris

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