If one felt the need to defend the relevance of Shakespeare in the 21st century, it would be difficult to manufacture better coincidences to do so: on the eve of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s staging of Henry V, a play about public morals and individual responsibility, of the duties […]
It became the Marx Brothers’ first feature film, released by Paramount Pictures in 1929, but it began as a Broadway musical in 1925, with book by George S. Kaufman and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Cocoanuts is a musical romantic comedy invaded by vaudeville. Adapted by Mark […]
Though 55 years old, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is shiny and new this season. With the dedication Thursday of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts, which includes the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) and Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, the festival will find a new home in […]
Just as one would not wisely attend Shakespeare’s Henry V as a primer for an exam on franco-anglo relations in the 15th-century, do not come to Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, on stage this summer at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, to better understand the life of a favorite classical composer. […]
The world premiere of a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is the triumph of this year’s Utah Shakespeare Festival. Under the capable hands of director Joseph Hanreddy, and based on a commissioned text by J.R. Sullivan, this Sense and Sensibility is a delight to watch, […]
This year, unsuspecting visitors to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Adams Theatre may be startled to find Vicki M. Smith’s playful stage set, which looks more appropriate for a theatrical production of Blazing Saddles than an Elizabethan comedy: because at the 2014 Festival, Brad Carroll’s staging of Shakespeare’s The […]
You can see his works this summer at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Read what it took to get them there in the July 2012 edition of 15 Bytes.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s staging of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, will look familiar to anyone raised with the films of Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez.
“For us, fifty-one is bigger than fifty,” said Brian Vaughan last night as he and co-Artistic Director David Ivers raised the curtain on the 51st annual Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Featuring six plays (for the summer, with an additional two to follow in the fall), […]
Tonight BYUtv broadcasts a live performance of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the first time in the festival’s 50 year history that a performance has been broadcast live. The play will be performed at the festival’s signature venue, the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, one […]
On the occasion of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s golden anniversary we sent 15 Bytes writer Dale Thompson down to Cedar City to review a couple of this year’s productions.