Author Archives: Kevin

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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Love’s Heralds

"Love's heralds should be thoughts, which ten times faster glide than the sun's beams." Romeo and Juliet, II.5   What a wonderful piece of writing is Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.   Now in my 6th production of R&J,  I consider … Continue reading

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Letters From The Friar

"Hast thou no letters to me from the friar?" Romeo and Juliet, V.1   It has now been 20 days since last I posted, and I believe there have accumulated enough events of interest to make this one worthwhile.   … Continue reading

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The Elder I Wax…

"…the elder I wax, the better I shall appear: my comfort is, that old age, that ill layer up of beauty, can do no more spoil upon my face…" Henry V, V.2   I turned 40 today.   In lieu … Continue reading

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Here and There

"Alas, 'tis true I have gone here and there And made myself a motley to the view" Sonnet CX   One of the great aspects of being an "artist-run" organization is that SIR is able to regularly benefit Winnipeg's wonderful … Continue reading

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Three Good Friends

"He that wants money, means, and content is without three good friends." As You Like It ACT III Scene 2.   Well, it's that time of year again…   The time when arts organizations all over the country are furiously … Continue reading

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In My Mind’s Eye

    In memory of Donald George Klassen.   Begging your indulgence, I'd like to spend a moment telling you a little bit about my father.   Today would have been his 67th birthday, had he not, on July 21st, … Continue reading

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As You Like It, or: What Will You?

August 24, 2011   As hard as it is to believe, SIR will be celebrating its 2oth Anniversary in 2013, less than two years from now.  It's a rather impressive feat (if I do say so myself), given the adventurous … Continue reading

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Save The Words!

August 12, 2011   Two days ago, we received a tweet from Lana Gay proclaiming that: "90% of what we write is communicated by only 7000 words", with a link to a website called:   "Save The Words"   This … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends

August 4th, 2011   Well.  The Winnipeg Fringe Festival has officially come and gone, and with it: Shakespeare in the Ruins' Stripped-Down Romeo & Juliet (coming next: Shakespeare in the Ruins' Stripped-Down Romeo & Juliet).   The experience of producing … Continue reading

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