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Shakespeare

Method & Madness: Shakespeare for Today


Wednesday April 30, 2014
2:00 PM
In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Director of Education and resident director Brian B. Crowe will explore the "method and madness" of producing the Bard's canon in the 21st century.

This includes selecting and adapting material, developing a production concept, and inspiring a love of Shakespeare in the younger generation.  "Peek behind the curtain" as Crowe shares a unique perspective from the longest-running Shakespeare theater on the East Coast and New Jersey's largest professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. 

Refreshments will be served. 

This program is supported by the Friends of the Morristown & Morris Township Library.

Brian B. Crowe is in his nineteenth season with The Shakespeare Theatre where he is currently the Director of Education. Directing credits: Pericles, Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist,Timon of Athens, The School for Wives, The Stage production of PericlesWinter’s Tale, Henry VI: Blood & Roses, Julius Caesar, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Tempest (2002) and The Comedy of Errors (2001) on the Main Stage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2007) and The Taming of the Shrew (2006) on the Outdoor Stage and the 1999 world premiere of his original script, Wonderland (...And What Was Found There) on the Other Stage. The Star-Ledger called Mr. Crowe “one of the state’s most ingenious directors” for his work on Love’s Labour’s Lost and named him Best Director of a Drama (Julius Caesar and Wonderland) as well as one of three “theatre artists to look for in the new millennium.” He has also directed over twenty Shakespeare LIVE! touring productions including Nevermore (his original piece based on the writings and mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe), As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and The Tempest. Other directing credits include Red Herring and A Perfect Ganesh at 12 Miles West;  Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest (DayTony recipient), Noises Off, the Midwest regional premiere of The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Patient A with The Human Race Theatre Company, where he is currently a resident artist; Somewhere in Between and Children of a Lesser God at Dayton Playhouse; The Destiny of Me for The Act-Up Theatre Festival; and Bent. Mr. Crowe received BFA degrees in directing and acting from Wright State University, and was a Fellow at the 2000 International Salzburg Shakespeare Seminar.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is the state's largest professional theatre company dedicated to the presentation of Shakespeare's canon and other classic dramatic entertainments for the cultural enrichment of the community.  The artists and trustees of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey bring dramatic masterpieces of the past to dynamic new life in order to inspire present lives as well as future visions for the world.  It is a teaching theatre, fervently dedicated to providing transformative experiences through the live performance of the classics.  The Theatre integrates education and learning into all of its endeavors, while promoting literacy, a culture of enlightenment, a dedication to excellence, and a keen awareness of how the arts are a necessity to the health of the collective mind and soul of any great civilization. Visit the Shakespeare Theater by clicking here.


 


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