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‘Measure For Measure’ delivers laughs

Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer Trapped in the hands of a ruthless hypocrite, nun Isabella cannot release Lord Angelo’s lustful grip as he groped her body, pleading for Isabella to give up her chastity. Angelo releases his grip, failing to convince Isabella, as she leaves him shattered and ignites a fury in his unrelenting soul. The main characters in William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” deal... 

Shakespeare poem praises rejection

Erum Jaffrey Staff Writer The La Verne Shakespeare Experience presented Misha Bouvion in her one-woman adaptation of “Venus and Adonis” in the Dailey Theatre on Feb. 14. “Venus and Adonis” is one of Shakespeare’s epic poems, narrating the life of Venus, goddess of love, being rejected by hunter Adonis. The stage was dimly lit, with one short stool as the anchor for all of Venus’ raging... 

Theater Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer’ nightmare

<i>Theater Review</i>: Shakespeare's 'Midsummer' nightmare
Artistic Director Linda Bisesti presents the cast of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” following the performance Sept. 27. This is the ninth season of the Southern California Shakespeare Festival, held at the Cal Poly Pomona Theatre and New Dance Department. The cast includes members of the Actor’s Equity Association, Cal Poly Pomona students and alumni. / photo by Uyen Bui Liz Ortiz Staff... 

Shakespeare praised at conference

Shakespeare praised at conference
Cal State Fullerton student Ashley Lunsford presented “Verbal and Written Exhibitionism: Demonstrating Transformations Through Language” using examples from Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” ULV hosted its inaugural Shakespeare Conference in Dailey Theatre on April 27. / photo by Hunter Cole Monica Dien Staff Writer Shakespeare fans from far and near gathered, debated theories, and... 

Theater Review: ‘Merchant of Venice’ does the Bard justice

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer What started as a typical light-hearted comedy turned out to be a show covering different social issues, from anti-semitism to feminism to the struggle of class within a wealthy Venetian society, as the Dailey Theater premiered William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” The show opened with warm, inviting chaos, with sounds of the bustling town square echoing... 

Preparing the Dailey Theatre for Shakespeare

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer William Shakespeare took center stage at Dailey Theatre last night as the theater department presented “The Merchant of Venice.” Directed by theater arts professor David Flaten, “Merchant” was put together in less than two months and will be premiered tonight at 7:30 p.m. as “the biggest show of the semester,” junior theater major Cody Goss said. “I’m really... 

Kahan hunts story behind forgery

Kahan hunts story behind forgery
Jeffrey Kahan, professor of English, presents his lecture “Forging a Ghost: The Hunt for Bruno” Feb. 11 in the President’s Dining Room. Kahan discussed William Henry Ireland’s forged works, focusing on “Bruno,” the title of one book that was never found. He explained how academic settings should have no tolerance for forgery and how it may have shaped views on Ireland. / photo by Nicole... 

Kahan shares Shakespeare’s occult

Kahan shares Shakespeare's occult
Jeffery Kahan, professor of English, discussed “Shake­speare and the Occult” in the President's Dining Room on Monday. Kahan read from “Hamlet” and talked about Shakespeare’s far-reaching influence in our cultural lives. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Professor of English Jeffrey Kahan discussed the Shake­spearean impact on culture, and read from his new... 

‘Twelfth Night’ takes a new spin

Shakespeare’s classic comedy is set in 1920s. Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer William Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Twelfth Night,” which opened last night, should delight audience members. The show is set in the roaring ’20s. “Shakespeare is … meant to be seen on stage,” said Stephanie Aguilar who plays the leading role of Viola. Viola is a woman who is shipwrecked and stranded... 
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