Thursday, January 28, 2010

Upcoming: Taming of the Shrew, Original Practices, Hidden Room, April 30 - May 23

Susie Gidseg of NowPlayingAustin interviews Beth Burns, Ryan Crowder and David Boss about this production, April 30 (15 min.)

Received directly:

the hidden room presents

The Taming of the Shrew - Original Practices

directed by Beth Burns

April 30 – May 23
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m.
- in a hidden room somewhere in downtown Austin -

Shakespeare’s fiery masterpiece is performed by an all-male cast,with live musicians on period instruments, and exquisite costumes built with attention to period detail. The Taming of the Shrew is performed with the quick, muscular textual delivery and exuberant character-driven style of the Elizabethans, by accomplished classical actors.

"Original Practices or 'OP' productions strive to recreate the playing circumstances that existed when a play was first performed. We have found that using original practice solves textual problems and clarifies audience understanding far more than the ever-popular modernization approach. We are grateful for the revolutionary OP work undertaken by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre under artistic director Mark Rylance. Globe Education has been extremely generous in sharing knowledge, successes, and stumbles from those years. We are also relying upon the renowned scholarship of Andrew Gurr and current work by the American Shakespeare Center."

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1 comment:

  1. From the Hidden Room -

    To request access into the hidden room for Taming of the Shrew Original Practices, please contact the Matriarch either at
    (310) 243-6426
    And leave your name, date you wish to attend, and the number in your party. Instructions will follow.
    Good luck.