Stratford Festival Photo Comics (part 4)

I’m still playing catch-up, so here are some MORE Stratford Festival comics!

Here is Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Milionaria:

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And this one needs no introduction:

Next week I will be giving a talk at Washington College in Maryland! Here are the details:

WHO: Me!
WHAT: A talk about Good Tickle Brain, Shakespeare, humor, and the meaning of life. Possibly.
WHERE: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 4:30pm
WHY: Because it'll be SO MUCH FUN!

Stratford Festival Photo Comics (part 3)

I’m still recovering from my trip to the Stratford Festival (and preparing for my trip to the East Coast next week - details at the end of today’s post), so here are a few more production photo summaries from Stratford’s 2018 season!

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Rocky Horror was really hard to summarize, folks. I’m still not sure what it was about. But it was FUN.

So, next week I will be giving a talk at Washington College in Maryland! Here are the details:

WHO: Me!
WHAT: A talk about Good Tickle Brain, Shakespeare, humor, and the meaning of life. Possibly.
WHERE: Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, Washington College, 300 Washington Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 4:30pm
WHY: Because it'll be SO MUCH FUN!

I will also be visiting the American Shakespeare Center for the first time later that week! I am so excited. The ASC has been on my to-visit list for YEARS now.

Anyways. That’s why I’m behind in absolutely everything right now.

The Stratford 2018 Season... in 3 Panels!

It's that time of year again... The Stratford Festival's opening is just around the corner and it's time to take a look at their playbill for the season. Here we go! 

First up we have a classic musical that needs no introduction.

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Then some Shakespeare! This production of The Tempest has a female Prospero, so... ignore the beard. 

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Then it's everybody's favorite sci-fi/comedy/horror rock musical! 

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Then a stage adaptation of a classic book. 

The following is possibly the production I'm most excited about. By all accounts this is going to be an extremely cinematic and visually stunning production of an underrated Shakespeare play. 

Let's lighten things up with some Oscar Wilde. No, not the one with the handbag. It's the one with all the letters. 

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I knew nothing about the following Italian play, which is getting a new translation at Stratford this season. It seems to be half rollicking riotous comedy and half cynical dark comedy. Either way, I'm looking forward to it. 

This season's production of Julius Caesar features some great gender-neutral casting, with Caesar and Cassius, among others, being played by female actors. Very excited about this.  

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DISCLAIMER. The following two plays are NEW plays, which means I don't have any idea what they will actually be like. What I do know, though, is the source material they are based upon. And so I present....

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...and, with a similarly literary bent, we have...

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One more Shakespeare! This one looks like it's going to be quite the production, with male/female Antipholi and Dromios. 

Finally we have this entry from what I call "The American Canon of Miserable Families Being Miserable", by Eugene O'Neill. 

SOUNDS LIKE FUN!

But in all seriously, I'm very much looking forward to this season at the Stratford Festival. Maybe I'll see you there! 

Stratford Festival 2017 Photo Comics (part 3)

It's "Stay Sane September"! That means I'll be sharing some of my "greatest hits" from social media and Patreon to keep you entertained while I take the month off in order to avoid burnout, take some theatre trips, and get caught up on various tasks and projects that I have been neglecting. 

Today's installment features YET MORE photo comics cobbled together from the Stratford Festival's official production photos, starting with Guys & Dolls:

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Then The Komagata Maru Incident, based on a rather dark chapter in Canada's history:

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The ludicrously complicated and madcap The School For Scandal

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And finally, a new play by Kate Hennig, The Virgin Trial

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I missed Bakkhai. I'm very sorry about that.

Upcoming Events

September 28: Cincinnati Museum Insights Lecture

WHO: Me! Again!
WHAT: Talk followed by Q&A on the development of Good Tickle Brain and approaches to making Shakespeare accessible to new audiences. 
WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 7:30pm
WHERE: The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
WHY: Because they have a cool Shakespeare exhibit going on right now! 
HOW: Reserve a FREE ticket at the Cincy Museum website!