Notes from Arden
How is that Independent Shakespeare Company, among the most successful as a business as any of its kind in the region, a theater company that provides such obvious value, should get so little value in return? – not the value of validation and gratitude, but the other kind, the kind that exists in the land where people need to pay for leases and mortgages and college tuition and taxes and insurances and gasoline and utilities and food.
SITI Company’s Ellen Lauren and J. Ed Araiza Bring Rigor and California’s Great Depression to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“In a sense, Lauren’s production is merely the most recent — and the most public —artistic reverberation stemming from a fundamental shakeup to UCLA TFT’s approach to stage training that occurred three years ago. According to Araiza, the school decided to break with the old paradigm of the Americanized version of Stanislavskian naturalism — the so-called ‘Method’ —that was pioneered by director Konstantin Stanislavski at the Moscow Art Theatre at the beginning of the 20th century and that continues to dominate university theater departments in the US.” — by VANESSA CATE
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