A quick Google search will lead eager thespians to a wealth of knowledge about Stanford’s theater department — its history, upcoming performances and a seemingly endless selection of workshops, teach-ins and undergraduate programs. But the cult of students known for stalking the dark halls of performance venues on this campus is by no means limited to…
William Shakespeare, arguably the most well-known playwright in the English language, has had his works produced and reproduced on and off college campuses for centuries. For each production, familiar challenges emerge: How can we keep work that is so old perpetually fresh and exciting? How can we prevent romance, in all its controversial glory, from…
The Stanford Shakespeare Company recently received a donation that doubled its annual budget from the Werger family who was impressed by the Company’s performance of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ last Spring.
Thousands of years ago, our common ancestors began telling stories by casting shadows against the walls of caves. By the light of fire, humans developed the skill of storytelling to closer accompany their hungry imaginations. The shadows were eventually embodied by the figures they represented, which led to the creation of theater. This year’s chosen venue for the Stanford Shakespeare Company’s spring show of “The Winter’s Tale” transports the audience back to this deeply ancestral form of entertainment.
When four men take an oath to give up women and other pleasures for studying and fasting for three years, only hilarity can ensue. So is the case with the Stanford Shakespeare Company’s (StanShakes) production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies. StanShakes chose to stage it in a contemporary collegiate setting–at Stanford fraternity Phi Kappa Psi–with modern costumes, props and music as well, keeping the audience laughing throughout.
With the simple knowledge that was engrained within us all in high school, “Any Which Way You Like It” is clean, raunchy, intelligent humor.
The second annual Art After Dark festival, held in Old Union and White Plaza from May 17to 19, featured over 250 pieces of artistic work from over 100 artists, ranging from spoken word to paintings to sculptures. The event was a collaborative effort between the Student Organizing Committee for the Arts (SOCA) and Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS), seeking to showcase Stanford’s artistic talent while presenting an underlying theme of sustainability. The Daily discussed the festival with SOCA director Jennifer Schaffer ’14.