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Senior Staffer Levi Cohen braved the rain last night to go to the opening night of the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s spring show, Romeo & Juliet, directed by Asya Sagnak (BC ’19) and executive produced by Tina Simpson (BC ’19). There are two more performances, the first tonight at midnight, the last tomorrow at 8:00 pm. Attendance […]

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LectureHop: “Shakespeare in Translation?”

This past Thursday, staff writer Jeffrey Ndubisi attended “Shakespeare in Translation?,” presented by the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe and the Center for American Studies. The two-hour event, hosted in Barnard Hall’s Held Auditorium, featured a conversation between Professors John McWhorter and James Shapiro of the Linguistics and English departments, respectively. All throughout the event, KCST performers presented four scenes […]

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ArtistHop: Sila Puhl, Winter’s Tale Producer

Books and plays and exhibits, oh my! ArtistHop is a new column spotlighting talented artists in the Columbia community who have recently done something notable. This week, we sat down with Sila Puhl, producer for KCST’s The Winter’s Tale, which went up last weekend in the Glicker-Milstein Theater. Name, school/year, and tools of your trade? […]

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Masks, Madness And The Mannons: KCST’s Mourning Becomes Electra

This Wednesday, Guest Writer Sophie Tobin attended the dress rehearsal of KCST’s Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill, based on the Ancient Greek Oresteia. Despite some successful design and directing elements, the show was dragged down by acting that didn’t live up to its difficult script. The King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s production of Mourning Becomes […]

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This Play’s The Thing: Bwog Reviews KCST’S “Hamlet”

Shakespeare nerd and Senior Staffer Abby Rubel couldn’t resist checking out KCST’s spring production of  Hamlet.  Editor’s note, 4/28 2:15 pm: One line in the review about Hamlet and Horatio’s relationship and the caption of the photo depicting these two characters have been changed; this line and caption utilized a homophobic trope. Anyone who knows any […]

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Yesterday evening, Riva Weinstein and Betsy Ladyzhets (Arts Editor and EIC, respectively) braved the precipitation and the ridiculously large puddles to attend the 9 pm showing of Electra, KCST and Columbia HeForShe’s production of the Greek tragedy in honor of International Women’s Day. The performance was incredibly accomplished for its short time frame (about 35 […]

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“Most Truly Will I Speak”: A Review Of KCST’s “Measure For Measure”

Bwoggers Levi Cohen and Aliya Schneider went to the final dress rehearsal of KCST’s production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by Sylvia Korman, BC ’18, and produced by Tina Simpson, BC ’19. The play opens tonight at 8 pm in the Glicker-Milstein Theater and runs through the 11th; tickets are currently sold out, but if […]

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Field Notes: Second To Last Edition

This was the second to last weekend of the semester, friends. And since most people will probably be spending this upcoming weekend packed in Butler, you might as well say it’s the last… RIP. Check out what everyone was up to.  Peaceful, Artsy, Wholesome: Went gallery hopping in Chelsea with the goal of getting onto […]

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“Measure Heaped In Joy”: Bwog Reviews KCST’s As You Like It

What better way to recover from V-123 than to go see even more student theater? That’s what Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets did last night, when she attended the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s midnight show (a.k.a. “drunk show”) of As You Like It. The production has one more show, which starts tonight at 8 pm on […]

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Bwog Previews KCST’s Antigone

  Columbia University’s HeForShe and King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe (KCST) brings Antigone into the twenty first century. Antigone highlights the significance of gender roles and morality in the play that provides a new and fascinating experience for all.  In the past century or so, Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone—arguably his greatest work—has gained an entirely new thematic aura. That […]

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“Liberty, Freedom, Tyranny Is Dead!”: Bwog Reviews KCST’s Julius Caesar

Last night, Staff Writer and avid Shakespearian-theatergoer Paola Ripoll took a few hours out of her Thursday night to take in the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s production of “Julius Caesar.” Here are her thoughts on last night’s performance of the bloody fall of Caesar and Rome. (Content warning: this play does contain fake blood and depictions of violence/murder, […]

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Where Art Thou: School Spirit

New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/ theatrically-inclined on campus. Tuesday, October 25th Ensemble Signal Plays More Reich, 6:00 PM, Miller […]

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Until Birnam Wood Comes to Low: Bwog Reviews KCST’s “Macbeth”

Even with finals quickly approaching, Staff Writer and avid Shakespearian-theatergoer Jessa Nootbaar took a few hours out of her Thursday night to walk around Columbia, following KCST’s spring show production of “Macbeth.” Here are her thoughts on last night’s performance of the bloody rise and fall of the Scotsman himself. Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” (or, “the Scottish play,” for […]

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KCST Presents: Lulu

KCST began their run of Lulu last night in the Lerner Black Box Theater. We sent staffer Megan Fillion to check out the show and bring us some notes. Another show will take place tonight at 8 PM. All tickets are sold out, but a waiting list will begin at 7 PM. If any of you […]

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