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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Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part Two: Designing the Elizabethan Era for a Modern Audience

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 Aly Renee Amidei As a ‘repeat offender’ designer at Lifeline, my biggest costuming challenge is usually the same: Lifeline plays […]

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Inside HER MAJESTY’S WILL Part One: Adapting the Novel

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 Robert Kauzlaric In brief, David Blixt’s novel, HER MAJESTY’S WILL, tells a story of William Shakespeare’s “Dark Years” – the […]

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Madeleine L’Engle

Note: Julia Santha, Assistant Director for our upcoming production of A Wrinkle in Time, prepared this biography of author Madeleine L’Engle. Madeleine L’Engle, beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time and more than 60 other books, librarian, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was born on November 29, 1918. L’Engle spent her early childhood in busy New […]

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Returning to Wrinkle

Note: This is a guest posting from emeritus ensemble member James Sie, adaptor for our Winter MainStage production of A Wrinkle in Time, returning to Lifeline for the first time since 1999. Let’s do a little time traveling, shall we? A Wrinkle in Time, Lifeline Theatre, 1990 Twenty-six years ago, Lifeline embarked on our first […]

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