Author Archives: Kevin

Warriors

"We are but warriors for the working day" Henry V IV.3   Nine years ago, we (SIR) were in the midst of creating our first spring show outside of the ruins: the "parkade rooftop" Romeo and Juliet.  This was my … Continue reading

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Admit Me Chorus

"For the which supply, admit me Chorus to this history" Henry V  Prologue   Holy moley: has it really been seven weeks since the last blog post?   Well, as you are likely aware, there's been quite a lot happening … Continue reading

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A Reasonable Good Ear In Music

"I have a reasonable good ear in music." MSND IV.1   Well, it's official: SIR will be participating in next year's SondheimFest with a production of "West Side Story"!    As most people know, this musical is based on Romeo … Continue reading

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My Sex

"Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex" MSND, II.1   Happy International Women's Day!   It's an oft-debated question: how did Shakespeare feel about women?   There are many who surmise (not illogically, given the plot of Taming … Continue reading

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Grave And Learned?

"Seem they grave and learned? Why, so didst thou." Henry V II.2   The other day, my intrepid Co-Chair Michelle asked me if I thought I might be interested in "teaching" a couple of three-hour workshops with the Prairie Theatre … Continue reading

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For Forth He Goes

"For forth he goes and visits all his host." Henry V, III.7   Those of you (if any exist) who have been paying close attention will know that I am currently engaged in a province-wide tour of the Norm Foster … Continue reading

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Know Your Worthiness (Audition Time)

"Read them; and know, I know your worthiness." Henry V, II.2   Happy New Year!   Here's hoping 2012 brings us all, in all things, no more and no less than we can handle.   Speaking of all things: SIR … Continue reading

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When And Where And How

"When and where and how we met, we woo'd and made exchange of vow I'll tell thee as we pass…" Romeo And Juliet, II.3   Much is being said about RMTC Artistic Director Steven Schipper's decision to set his Romeo … Continue reading

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Wedded To Calamity

"Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity" Romeo And Juliet, III.3   Here's another aspect of Friar Laurence which has always puzzled me: when Romeo comes in and tells him that he's fallen in love … Continue reading

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Myself Condemned, And Myself Excused

"…here I stand, both to impeach and purge Myself condemned, and myself excused." Romeo and Juliet, V.3   The other day, during a post-show Q&A for one of our student preview audiences I was asked what, if anything, the character … Continue reading

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