Voices

This week in voices review – 7/9/10

Every Friday, the Shakespeare Standard posts a collection of stories about innovative voices in Shakespeare studies and performances.  Below you will find this week’s gathering, including links where you can find the stories. 

This week we have a wide array of voices on green playing, gender bending, audiences, popular entertainment, scapegoating, and the authorship controversy. Enjoy!

*Julia Wasson at Blue Planet, Green Living writes about Lindsay W. Davis’s innovative, recycled costumes for Riverside Theatre’s Shakespeare Festival’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost.

*Ginny Hack of The Brooklyn Rail previews the Judith Shakespeare Company’s gender-reversed Two Gentlemen of Verona and looks at the company’s mission to provide women a place in classical theatre.

*Tenley Woodman of the Boston’s Herald previews the Plimoth Plantation Player’s all-male versions of The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night.

*Jim Fitzmorris of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane discusses the difference between performing with and for modern sensibilities.

*Sara Lewis Holmes discusses what she learned from her week at the American Shakespeare Center’s  No Kidding Shakespeare Camp.

*Mary Schaubert at the Daily Illini draws analogy between the popular entertainment of Shakespeare and the Twilight Series.

*Lucy Howard of The Guardian interviews Michael Boyd, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, about his best and worst moments and how he would like to be recalled.

*Peter Pappas at the Tax Lawyer’s Blogdiscusses Shakespeare’s views on scapegoating.

*R. Thomas Hunter surveys new research that defends the glover’s son as the author of William Shakespeare’s plays, and Hank Whittemore, an anti-Stratfordian, responds to Hunter’s ideas on his blog.

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