Author Archives: Kevin

Brave Mercutio’s Dead

“O Romeo, Romeo, brave Mercutio’s dead! That gallant spirit hath aspired the clouds, Which too untimely here did scorn the earth.” Romeo & Juliet, III.1   In my mind, although he made an indelible impression on many roles throughout his … Continue reading

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A Joy Past Joy

“But that a joy past joy calls out on me, It were a grief, so brief to part with thee: farewell.” Romeo & Juliet, III.3   It is with immense sadness, and no small measure of anger, that I share … Continue reading

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My Present Business

“My present business calls  me from you now.” The Comedy of Errors I.2   As we draw toward an end with our 20th Anniversary Season, you might be interested in what our Artistic Ensemble members will be up to in … Continue reading

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Hoops Of Steel

“Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel” Hamlet, I.3    Sigh.   Another day, another opportunity to reevaluate life and its mixed blessings.  How fortunate indeed are those of us with an … Continue reading

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What ‘Tis To Love

“It is to be all made of sighs and tears… It is to be all made of faith and service… It is to be all made of fantasy, All made of passion and all made of wishes, All adoration, duty, … Continue reading

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I Had Rather Be A Dog

“I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon than such a Roman.” Julius Caesar IV.3   Usually, this is about the time of year when I let you know about all of the fantastic shows our Ensemble members … Continue reading

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For Brutus Only Overcame Himself

“For Brutus only overcame himself, and no man else hath honour by his death” Julius Casear V.5   What makes Brutus finally decide to kill himself? In much the same way Cassius begins to lose faith in ‘Epicureanism’, Brutus eventually … Continue reading

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And Brutus Is An Honourable Man

“But Brutus says he was ambitious; and Brutus is an honourable man.” Julius Caesar III.2   Better slow than never: here’s another probe into the world of Brutus:   Why does Brutus go along with the assassination plot (and in … Continue reading

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Poor Brutus, With Himself At War

“Poor Brutus, with himself at war, forgets the shows of love to other men.” Julius Caesar I.2   Well: now that we’ve opened, and my lungs are once again receiving oxygen, I thought I’d take time to share a few … Continue reading

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Their Names Are Prick’d

"These many, then, shall die; their names are prick'd" Julius Caesar, Act IV.1   It's almost here: the first day of rehearsal!   As we head into the final weekend before we begin to nudge the Julius Caesar juggernaut into motion, I … Continue reading

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