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The Oberlin Review

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Receives Queer Update

Ivan Aidun
February 3
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

The twang of a banjo was the first of many surprises in Monday night’s presentation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by College senior Jenny Kneebone in the Little Theater. The play follows Viola (College sophomore Ronit Schorr), a shipwrecked girl who disguises herself as a boy named Ce...

Students Organize Informal Shakespeare Performance

Students Organize Informal Shakespeare Performance

Maggie Bussard
October 3
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Theater & Film

An exciting experiment in directing and acting occurred on Saturday when students met in Wilder Bowl for an open reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. College sophomores Jay Shapiro and Chris Puglisi proposed to direct a version of the Shakespeare play that was audition and rehearsa...

Hyman to Bring Shakespeare’s Roman Plays Back to Italy

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
September 19
Filed under ARTS, Features

All roads lead to Rome, particularly for eight students this Winter Term. Associate Professor of English Wendy Hyman has organized an excursion to Rome in January for interested applicants to study three of Shakespeare’s five Roman plays in Italy’s capital city. According to Hyman, those selected...

OSTA’s Shakespeare Production Confronts Rape Culture

Annelise Giseburt, Production Editor
April 18
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: In fair Vienna do we lay our scene, where, due to the negligence of the city’s Duke (played by College junior Luke Taylor), debauchery and venereal disease have run rampant for the past 20 years. The Duke decides the time has come to make his city right ...

When Hamlet Meets the Absurd: Oberlin Theater Does ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’

When Hamlet Meets the Absurd: Oberlin Theater Does ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’

Andrea Goltz
February 7
Filed under ARTS, Theater & Film

Shakespeare is an immensely popular playwright, constantly performed by professionals and amateurs alike. His work is, by all accounts, a safe choice. But what happens when a playwright creates a situation of his own within one of Shakespeare’s works? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, written by abs...

The Winter’s Tale Delights with Modern Spin on Shakespeare

Sarah Westbrook
March 1
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry

From Feb. 21–24, Little Theater played host to Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, directed by College senior Carter Sligh. The show was an ambitious undertaking that went off without a hitch and was a testament to the tremendous hard work put in by the cast and crew. From the first moment of the p...

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