In celebration of Juneau's first Bard-a-thon, which begins Saturday, the Juneau Empire asked a handful of theater artists from our community to share their earliest Shakespearian experience, speculate on an ideal dinner companion from the plays, and single out a powerful stage or screen performance. Here's what they said. Do you remember the first character or play that really made an impact on you? How old were you?
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When Katie Jensen and Aaron Elmore were growing up, they wanted the same thing. They wanted to be forest rangers. They didn't plan on being Hamlet and Joan of Arc. They never dreamed they'd form a husband-and-wife theater company, produce Shakespeare and build a reputation as a powerhouse team of consummate theater artists with Theatre in the Rough.
Due to a reporter's error, the Empire incorrectly said in "Weekend Best Bets" Friday that there would be a performance of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" today. The play ended Saturday. [ READ ORIGINAL STORY ]
Puppet theater has had a very long, distinguished history in many cultures around the world - Japan, Indonesia, and India to name a few - but in modern American culture, the genre is often associated with children's entertainment (Elmo et al).
Director Aaron Elmore sprang a surprise on the cast of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" after rehearsals began. Not only would each actor play two parts, the second role would require bringing a four-foot-high puppet to life.
...digital photography. Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m., Capital School gym. Details: 463-3214. The Merry Wives of Windsor, presented by Theatre in the Rough. Today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Hearthside. Friday, Nov...
...digital photography. Thursday Night Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m., Capital School gym. Details: 463-3214. The Merry Wives of Windsor, presented by Theatre in the Rough. Today-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at Hearthside Books. Friday...
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