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    “Bring out your dead!” Tom Stoppard and the Theatre of the Absurd in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

    By Miranda Johnson-Haddad Tom Stoppard’s first major hit, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, came well before British comedian and Monty Python member Eric Idle, sounding very bored, exhorted the plague-stricken townspeople to “Bring out your dead!” in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Yet it is difficult to imagine this film without Stoppard’s play and the literary and…

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    Q&A with Dale & Amy on Returning to Dorian Gray

    After experiencing enormous success with audiences and critics at its 2006 premier at Boston Court Pasadena, A Picture of Dorian Gray has now come to ANW’s stage to sensationalize and seduce audiences once again. ANW’s production also brings back a few familiar faces from the original ensemble – Dale Sandlin and Amy Tolsky. The two of…

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    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are in Rehearsals

    Trapped in a play within a play within a play. Flipping coins that always come up heads. Stuck in Shakespeare Purgatory. Such is the ill-fated destiny of our two heroes, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As we found out in first rehearsal, every aspect of the play will amplify the cat-and-mouse game that looms over the characters….

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    Academic Decathlon 2018-19 Teams Up With Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!

    “Academic Decathlon was one of my formative high school experiences. The positive ripple effect continues to spread twenty-plus years later. Academic Decathlon fostered a thirst for knowledge deep and wide, as well as an aptitude for critical thinking, study skills, and a work ethic that would continue to serve me after high school through college,…

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    World Book Lover’s Day: Which Plays Were Adapted?

    A Noise Within is all about the classics. Some classic plays were novels or short stories that have been adapted to the lovely productions you see on our stage. Think you know which plays we’ve put on were adapted? Play the quiz below.

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    Q&A: Angela Balogh Calin & the Costumes of Man of La Mancha

    As you all know, the critic and audience favorite Man of La Mancha has returned to the stage – and so have the excellent designs of Costume Designer and Resident Artist, Angela Balogh Calin.  We decided to ask her a few questions about her costuming experience, particularly with Man of La Mancha. Q: How or why did you…

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    Congratulations to Former Intern Qiaoyu Zhang!

    Qiaoyu Joy Zhang, our lighting intern from Fall 2017, will be pursuing her master’s degree in lighting design from Carnegie Mellon this fall! Resident Artist Ken Booth worked with her during A Tale of Two Cities as well as The Madwoman of Chaillot, where she operated the light board. Ken Booth said: “She was very attentive and diligent…

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    Emoji Day: “Guess That Play!”

    Can you name the play?

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    That’s a Wrap at Summer with Shakespeare!

    We had a blast this year at Summer with Shakespeare at A Noise Within! This ever-growing program seeks to engage and educate young artists, while inspiring both an understanding and a passion for Shakespeare and the performing arts. This summer we had a record 150 students who enjoy numerous classes including voice, movement, acting, stage…

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