An Interview With Phil Timberlake & Elise Kauzlaric

In advance of the opening of Emma, dramaturg Maren Robinson sat down with adaptor Phil Timberlake and director Elise Kauzlaric to ask them a few questions.  MR: Elise, this is your third foray into the world of Austen after having directed Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey.  What do you think you have learned most about the world of Austen and her characters and why do […]

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An interview with Bilal Dardai

Dramaturg Zev Valancy sat down with ensemble member Bilal Dardai to chat about his history with, and current adaptation of, The Man Who Was Thursday. ZV: How did you first encounter The Man Who Was Thursday, and what about it made you feel like you had to adapt it? BD: I first encountered the title by way of […]

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Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part Three: Chicago’s Shakespeare

Note: This is a cross-posting from PerformInk’s 3-part INSIDE series, where they’re taking readers behind the scenes of Lifeline’s production of Her Majesty’s Will through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. By David Blixt Her Majesty’s Will was born because I needed a good laugh. In Spring 2009 I was in Washington […]

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From page to stage

Note: This is a guest posting from Annaliese McSweeney, dramaturg for our Summer MainStage production of Her Majesty’s Will. Caution: This blog post may contain spoilers if you are not familiar with the book Her Majesty’s Will by David Blixt. In the blog post Inside Her Majesty’s Will Part One: Adapting the Novel Robert Kauzlaric […]

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Meeting the (historical) players

Note: This is a guest posting from Annaliese McSweeney, dramaturg for our Summer MainStage production of Her Majesty’s Will. In the delightful world created by David Blixt in Her Majesty’s Will, from which Robert Kauzlaric’s play is adapted, the rich and colorful characters stand out among the descriptive writing. Perhaps the reason these characters feel […]

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