Bring Down the House

bring-down-the-houseHave you heard the latest about William Shakespeare? Oxford University Press recently credited Christopher Marlowe as co-author for Henry VI Parts 1, 2, and 3. NPR has an interesting interview with Gary Taylor, Florida State University professor and one of the general editors of The New Oxford Shakespeare, in which he details the process for determining authorship.

In an act of remarkable timing, you have three chances to catch a performance from an exciting new adaptation of Shakespeare’s (and Marlowe’s) Henry VI trilogy at The Seattle Public Library.  Actors will read an excerpt from Seattle Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production of Bring Down the House, a thunderous, all-female, two-part adaptation of the Henry VI trilogy. Each reading will be followed by a question and answer session. Continue reading “Bring Down the House”

Seattle Rep’s ‘The Piano Lesson’

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Playwright August Wilson (who died in Seattle in 2005) won his second Pulitzer for drama with The Piano Lesson, one of 10 plays in The Pittsburgh Cycle. Each play in the cycle focuses on a different decade of the African American experience during the 20th century. The Piano Lesson, set in the 1930s, previews next Friday, January 16, at Seattle Repertory Theatre.   Continue reading “Seattle Rep’s ‘The Piano Lesson’”