Over 400 years after his death, Shakespeare’s works have been adapted, modernized, twisted, and deconstructed many times over. It is not only time periods that have been switched; genders are often swapped, sexuality questioned, and the text itself is sometimes changed. But are these changes for the better or worse? Are you a Yay or a Nay? Join in the debate!
The other day, I got on the subway and overheard a young musical theatre actor say, “Oh no, I don’t know the work of Annie Baker. Honestly, I don’t really read plays.” It took all of my strength not to walk over to this young man, shake him, and scream, “THIS IS YOUR CRAFT!!! YOU … Continue reading Actors: Do Your Homework!
Updated Aug 10, 2015 As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, StageAgent members ‘fan’ their favorite shows over 1000 times per week! It provides a great insight into what theatre fans really like. The slide show in this post displays the top five most plays , as voted by StageAgent members. Not surprisingly, Shakespeare plays dominant the top five. … Continue reading Top 5 Most Popular Plays
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