November 18, 2019

Part 3 of 3

In the 1st installment (1) of this blog, I talked a little about the kind of music we usually associate with performances of Shakespeare’s plays.  Pigeon Creek often uses adaptations of familiar pop songs whose lyrics are topical to the play being performed,...

November 18, 2017

When I started preparing for this role, the most important factor I considered was summed up by a quote from George R.R. Martin: 

“Nobody is a villain in their own story. We're all the heroes of our own story.”

It was important to me that Regan believes she’s doing what’...

November 15, 2017

The word “nothing” appears in King Lear 34 times and is said by nearly every major character in the play except Goneril, Regan and Cornwall. It is also one of the most important themes of the play.

The first time we hear it is in Act I, Scene I. Lear asks his young...

November 7, 2017

I grew up in the Detroit area and, as such, started going up to Stratford, Ont. in the late 50’s until 1968 before moving out of Michigan. 

It was a continually staggering theatrical experience at Stratford and, I, of course, had an opportunity to attend...

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