Shakespeare E-Globe: Shakespeare in Love Edition


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Subject: News from the Festival—Shakespeare in Love Edition
Date: May 16, 2017 at 4:03:46 AM MDT
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May 16, 2017—Cedar City, Utah
SHAKESPEARE E-GLOBE
Shakespeare in Love Edition
Scenic design by Scott Davis
DESIGNER SKETCHES AND DESIGNS
Shakespeare in Love in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre this summer will provide an interesting perspective to the Bard's work. Among other places, much of the action takes place in an Elizabethan Theatre, both onstage and backstage. The costumes and scenery, therefore, must reflect the styles of Shakespeare's day; but they must also help carry forward the action of an Elizabethan play being rehearsed and performed in a sixteenth century theatre, all staged within the Festival's beautiful new outdoor theatre.
A WOMAN IN A MAN'S PROFESSION
Shakespeare in Love provides a vehicle whereby we are uncannily transported to witness the birth of modern theatre. Of course, the work relies on a great deal of speculation referencing the lives of Shakespeare and his colleagues, often based on unsubstantiated theories. Owing to the paucity of historical data and accounts from the Elizabethan period, the authors had little recourse to do otherwise. Still, their method provides the historical connections, whimsy, and heightened sense of the period that make this play indispensable for fans of classical theatre.
Costume design by Bill Black
Costume design by Bill Black  
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS
Tom Stoppard, Marc Norman, and Lee Hall took very different paths to becoming part of the writing team for the theatrical play Shakespeare in Love. From Czechoslovakia, Los Angeles, and England, the three of them all had successful careers in the theatre before each left his mark on this play about the world’s most famous playwright. Vanessa Hunt writes in this short article about the three, their history and backgrounds and how they came together to write this masterpiece.
 
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