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07.13.2012 | | Posted at 10:12 AM

Costuming, Staging and Intimacy with JULIET AND ROMEO

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Romeo and Juliet is such a tired plot that it rarely gets produced. This is weird considering that there have been quite a few productions of Macbeth and Hamlet over the course of the past few years. Overexposure never slows THOSE productions. Why then is it the case that there have only been a couple of local productions of Romeo And Juliet over the course of the past ten years?    Whateve...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Modern productions of Shakespeare sometimes switch things up with respect to gender. The late Milwaukee Shakespeare created a memorable production of The Taming of the Shrew in which men played all of the roles. This summer...
06.29.2012 | | Posted at 05:57 AM

Summer Shakespeare continues in July

By Russ Bickerstaff
    I can't picture WIlliam Shakespeare in winter. Or in Fall, really. Whenever I picture the man wandering around the streets of early 17th century London, I picture him walking around in summer.    There is more Shakespeare in summer than any other part of the year. This summer I will have seen something like one eighth of his plays. In a couple of days, I will be seeing Two Gentlemen of Ve...
12.20.2011 | | Posted at 07:46 AM

BAD EXAMPLE looks for a cast for gender inversion Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
In addition to all the other auditions coming up in the New Year, Bad Example Productions recently announced that it is looking for a cast for its upcoming summer production of Juliet and Romeo. As simple as the idea is, it sounds fiercely clever. The story now takes place in a matriarchal society where men are the kind of second class citizens women were in the age of Shakespeare. “Juliet’s s...
07.15.2011 | | Posted at 09:45 AM

CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL and more with Bad Example

By Russ Bickerstaff
Bad Example Productions does a pretty good job of showing an audience a good time on a bare stage with Cannibal! The Musical. The Trey Parker musical opened last night to an enthusiastic audience. With prioduction elements limited to a few costumes, a few puppets and a small musical set-up, the show relies really heavily on a pretty solid cast and a hugely entertaining musical spoof written by S...