The World’s Most Famous Diary, Live on Stage

Last night I saw a play at BYU,The Diary of Anne Frank, which has to be the most read diary in the world.  Everybody knows the story of a little girl who was forced into hiding, shut behind a bookcase with her family during World War II.  People may not know all of the details, … Continue reading The World’s Most Famous Diary, Live on Stage

Finals, And What Comes After

Here at BYU, we are firmly in the middle of Finals week.  I'm not too worried, mine aren't that bad, except for the fact that I had one scheduled at 7:00 am this morning.  but I was done by 8:30, so it's not all bad.  And I only have two other finals, the rest of … Continue reading Finals, And What Comes After

BYU Showcases Senior talent

Last night I had the opportunity of seeing the BFA Senior Showcase at BYU.  I was there on assignment from UTBA (Utah Theater Blogger's Association) as a trial run, hopefully I will be able to see more shows and write about them for UTBA in the future.  Here is what I wrote about last night's … Continue reading BYU Showcases Senior talent

Jesus and Skateboards: A Review of New Play Project’s WWJD

New Play Project has a new show, WWJD, about just what you think: Jesus.  It's a fun play that answers the question we've all asked ourselves: What would life be like if Jesus moved in with you and your roommates? It started out with great hilarity, looking like a TV sitcom, setting up the situation … Continue reading Jesus and Skateboards: A Review of New Play Project’s WWJD

The Authorship question, thanks to Twitter

There was a fun thing going on yesterday on Twitter, the hashtag #askshakespeare being sponsored by Blogging Shakespeare.  Some prominent Shakespeare scholars were answering questions about Shakespeare.  This is fun, and I got involved as well, asking a few questions that I have been thinking about, and I got some great responses. One of the biggest … Continue reading The Authorship question, thanks to Twitter

Wilhelm Shakespeare – Shakespeare in Germany

William Shakespeare is loved the world over, but nowhere near as much as in Germany.  From some simple Google searches on Shakespeare and Germany, I have learned that the oldest Shakespeare Society in the world is German: Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, founded in 1864, English acting troops brought the Bard to Germany in the early 1700s with performances translated … Continue reading Wilhelm Shakespeare – Shakespeare in Germany

Teaching Shakespeare, or What I learn from Slings and Arrows

There is a wonderful Canadian television show that I was introduced to a few years ago in my Shakespeare class.  The teacher showed us a little clip of the theme song of Slings and Arrows. It's a great show about a Shakespearean Festival producing plays, but more than that, it actually teaches a lot about … Continue reading Teaching Shakespeare, or What I learn from Slings and Arrows