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.