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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ten Things I Kate About You

Richard Albert Richard Albert Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ten Things I Kate About You

Amanda Phillips is starring as Petruchio in Columbus Civic Theater’s upcoming production of The Taming of The Shrew, and we talked a bit with her about what she thinks about Shakespeare, her husband and playing a dude. To force the pun in the title, we imposed ten questions upon the Shakespearean actress: Richard: You are […]

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GCAC Presents: Shakespeare, Peter Brook, and the Deadly Theater

Richard Albert Richard Albert GCAC Presents: Shakespeare, Peter Brook, and the Deadly Theater

Back in 1968, the internationally renowned director Sir Peter Brook wrote in his seminal book, The Empty Space, of four types of theater: Deadly, Holy, Rough, and Immediate. Guess which one of these Sir Peter warns to avoid at all costs? “Nowhere does the Deadly Theatre install itself so securely, so comfortably and so slyly […]

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GCAC Presents: What’s So Funny About Hostility, Hate and Intolerance?

Richard Albert Richard Albert GCAC Presents: What’s So Funny About Hostility, Hate and Intolerance?

Well, according to the late American playwright, Larry Shue, a lot. Over a quarter of a century has passed since he penned his now famous comedy about American hate, The Foreigner. Since his premature death at 39, the play has become a favorite of playhouses across this country. Set in resort fishing lodge in rural […]

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GCAC Presents: The Social Medium

Richard Albert Richard Albert GCAC Presents: The Social Medium

Appearing suddenly in a pool of light, an actor using a cane for a peg leg becomes a menacingly obsessed captain aboard a doomed ship. The essence of theater is performer and audience. Yet, it is the meeting of those two that make the medium transcendental. What is theater anyway, but a conspiracy of the […]

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