Commedia dell’Arte

July 12, 2012 Archetypal Acting in 16th Century Italian Comedy Forms -or- Why I Dig Commedia dell’Arte with Three Shovels By Jennifer Le Blanc Actor     There is a rich history of scholarship pertaining to the influence of Commedia dell’Arte on...

Auditioning for LSF

July 5, 2012 Auditions to First Read By Elissa Beth Stebbins Actor   Auditions Auditions are not my favorite part of the creative process. And I’m certain I’m not alone. For those of you who are required to audition to do what you love, I doubt I need say...

First Folio of Hamlet

June 28, 2012 Pre-rehearsal Workshop on the First Folio By Joan Boar LSF Volunteer   I had to thread my way around the hugs of veterans and the handshakes of newcomers to find a seat at this first meeting of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival 2012 company. It was held...

Theater in the Vineyard

June 22, 2012 The Challenges of Theater in the Vineyard By Karen Riley Technical Director     In a traditional theater the technical staff have control over almost everything in the environment: the ambient sound and projected sound, the lights, even the temperature....

Livermore Shakespeare Festival Blog

June 15, 2012 Traveling Players By Peggy Riley Dramaturge     The tradition of traveling players is almost as old as theater itself, encompassing performers from the pageant wagons of Medieval Europe to the roving bands and Commedia troupes of Renaissance Italy to the...