Month: March 2020

GRSF & #StayHomeMN

In light of Governor Walz’s “Stay Home” order, which went into place this past Friday at midnight, we want to update you on what the Festival is doing to comply with the State of Minnesota. We are fully supporting the Governor’s order and will be working from home for the next two weeks to reduce…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Victoria Teague

This spotlight focuses on Victoria Teague, GRSF Resident Dramaturg. A dramaturg is often one of those jobs which makes people ask, “What is that?” when they hear the word the first time. Many theater companies hire dramaturgs (who often work as text coaches as well), but you’ll most often find them at theaters doing “classical”…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Rebecca Bernstein

Today’s spotlight focuses on Rebecca Bernstein, one of the costume designers here at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Rebecca has spent many years as a costume designer for GRSF, but her interest in and knack for costume design goes all the way back to childhood. This is really all I’ve ever done or wanted to do. …
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Beth Gardiner

This post is part of our continuing series “Women & Shakespeare”, as part of Women’s History Month at GRSF. Today’s interview is with Beth Gardiner, who is a director in the company. In past years with the Festival, she has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Servant of Two Masters. This season, Beth will…
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Women & Shakespeare Spotlight: Mary Capers, Wig & Makeup Designer

As part of our “Women and Shakespeare” series for Women’s History Month, we reached out to some of the women in the company who are not usually on stage. We’ll be posting more of these profiles throughout the coming weeks as part of our Women’s History Month series. The spotlight for this piece is Mary…
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To be or not to be Hamlet: Women and one of Shakespeare’s greatest roles

Tarah Flanagan & Eileen Moeller | Great River Shakespeare Festival If theater is all about the suspension of disbelief why, when it comes to an actor identified with one gender playing a character of another gender, do some people have such strong negative reactions? After all, we don’t believe we are actually in Scotland when…
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Women & Shakespeare

Eileen Moeller | Great River Shakespeare Festival In celebration of Women’s History Month (the month of March), GRSF will be publishing a series of blog posts about women, Shakespeare, and theater. While women were not allowed to appear on stage in England during the time Shakespeare was writing and acting, that was not the case…
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