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On Thursday night, Bwogger Joya Kumar attended the first show of KCST’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and shares some thoughts on the production.

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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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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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While movies are a great way to unwind after a long week in Butler, they also make statements about the society we inhabit. In her recent lecture “The Challenge to Avert Tragedy: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ Refigured in ‘Vertigo,’ ‘Pheonix,’ and ‘Gone Girl’,” Professor Elisabeth Bronfen examines the role of women in recent blockbusters. After attending the […]

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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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This past week, the libraries rolled out an exciting new resource: Columbia students now have free access to Met Opera On Demand, which features video and audio recordings of operas live from the Met. We combed through the catalog to find what you should be watching. Also note that today WKCR is honoring Benjamin Britten’s […]

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KCST’s second production of the year, Henry IV part 2, directed by David Silberthau, sold out fast. But Bwogger Britt Fossum managed to score some last minute tickets, and brought back a thoughtful review from last night’s showing. KCST followed up their first show of the year, The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, with the more […]

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This weekend, KCST put on their very first show of the Fall, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, directed by Rachel Chung. Arts guru Madysen Luebke was in the crowd and luckily, this time, she didn’t need sneakers…or a jacket…or a flashlight.  If you came to see KCST’s production of The Complete Works of William […]

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Have you seen the posters around campus telling you to go see this mysterious “Cymbeline,” and wondered what in the world that means? Have you seen groups of people in the Hartley Courtyard in elaborate hats, speaking what you think is English and wondered where that tour group is from?  Put those two phenomena together […]

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The Winter’s Tale

This weekend, the Barnard Theater Department presents Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale in the Minor Latham Playhouse.  Adjunct Art Analyst Alex Taylor attended the Thursday evening performance. The Barnard Theater Department’s production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale was stunning from the moment the house opened. The set design, a senior thesis of Noriko Ohashi (GS ’13), was […]

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King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe puts on their rendition of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Elizabeth Power (CC’13), in the Glicker-Milstein Black Box on Lower Level 2 of the Diana Center yesterday, today, and tomorrow at 8 pm.  Visiting critic Mollie Krent reviews. Romeo and Juliet. I shan’t commence this review with a dull re-telling of […]

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Many modern adaptations of Shakespeare plays have come and gone. Some, such as Romeo + Juliet (starring Leonardo DiCaprio), have left their mark. King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe (KCST) hoped to achieve such glory, at least within Columbia, when they presented their ShakeShorts ShortShakes on October 25-27. Bwog’s very own dilettante dramatist John reviews: ShakeShorts ShortShakes was […]

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