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Macbeth’s Collaborative Rehearsals

Posted by on 1:57 pm in 2014 Season, Education | 0 comments

SSC’s production of Macbeth was not just the product of one director, but a result of what director David Girard describes as “a wonderfully collaborative effort – I had a great cast and was able to empower my actors, and use their strengths not only as actors, but as mentors and craftsman.” One of our actors, Doug Seldin, choreographed all of our extensive fight scenes, often teaching our apprentices sword work from scratch. He also had the luxury of having David Bunce, our Macduff, assist him at certain times (Bunce is...

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FEATURE: Macbeth Featured in Gazette’s Today in Saratoga

Posted by on 5:37 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, Review | 0 comments

FEATURE: Macbeth Featured in Gazette’s Today in Saratoga

By LEAH TROUWBORST The lawn of Saratoga Springs’ Congress Park looks a bit like a beach during the Saratoga Shakespeare Company outdoor production of “Macbeth.” Coolers, bare feet, ice cream, folding chairs and spread blankets set a scene of summertime relaxation. This is the 14th season of free Shakespeare in Congress Park. This summer’s production opened July 15 and runs through Sunday… Read More (.pdf) Correction: The article states that Leigh Strimbeck is David Girard’s mother, which is not true....

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REVIEW: Bob Goepfort on WAMC

Posted by on 5:41 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, News, Review | 0 comments

At the top of the conventional wisdom list is the assumption that if you do a play of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting, you must choose a comedy or a romance. Under no circumstance should you do a tragedy outside. Saratoga Shakespeare Co. proves that theory wrong. The company is offering a terrific production of “Macbeth” in Saratoga’s Congress Park that is as riveting as it is compelling. This is a first-rate production of a very difficult play that continues through July 27. It’s being offered free, but it is so good you might feel...

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REVIEW: Times Union – Macbeth @ Saratoga Shakespeare

Posted by on 5:05 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, News, Review | 0 comments

By Steve Barnes Tim Dugan gives a riveting performance as the title character in “Macbeth,” Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s 15th annual production. Paired with an equally good Amy Prothro as his wife, Lady Macbeth, Dugan creates a man whose ambition is spurring him to be king but whose conscience objects to the bloody path it will take to get there. Virile in presence and possessing a beautiful facility with Shakespeare’s language, Dugan is captivating to watch, and he and Prothro imbue their scenes together with genuine heat. Understanding...

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REVIEW: The Saratogian – Saratoga Shakespeare presents winning performance of Macbeth

Posted by on 4:51 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, News, Review | 0 comments

by Bob Geopfort At the top of the conventional wisdom list is the assumption that if you do a play of William Shakespeare in an outdoor setting, you must choose a comedy or a romance. Under no circumstance should you do a tragedy outside. Saratoga Shakespeare Co. proves that theory wrong. The company is offering a terrific production of “Macbeth” in Saratoga’s Congress Park that is as riveting as it is compelling. This is a first-rate production of a very difficult play that continues through July 27. It’s being offered free, but it is so...

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Macbeth on WAMC

Posted by on 3:38 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, News, Programming | 0 comments

Macbeth on WAMC

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is considered one of the greatest tragedies ever written, overflowing with murder, madness and evil spirits, as it explores the dark side of ambition, greed, and guilt. Macbeth is the play most requested by summer audiences at Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Joining Joe Donahue to tell us more – actors Tim Dugan (Macbeth), Amy Prothro (Lady Macbeth), Artistic Director of Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Lary Opitz…...

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Macbeth on WNYT

Posted by on 3:13 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, Macbeth Reviews, News, Programming | 0 comments

Macbeth on WNYT

Tim Dugan (Macbeth), Amy Prothro (Lady Macbeth), David Bunce (Macduff) and director David Girard joined Benita Zahn on WNYT to talk about the Saratoga Shakespeare’s thrilling production of Macbeth… SEE TELECAST

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Dinner with the Bard

Posted by on 4:06 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, News, Support | 0 comments

Dinner with the Bard

Kick off your holiday weekend with a Shakespearean feast, Thursday, July 3 Kick off your holiday weekend with good food and good fun. Join Saratoga Shakespeare for a special dinner at Park Side Eatery. In honor of their first anniversary, Park Side Eatery is hosting this special event and donating all proceeds to support Saratoga Shakespeare. Thursday, July 3, 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. $25 for Dinner and Entertainment ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT SARATOGA SHAKESPEARE Park Side Eatery – 42 Phila Street Enjoy a range of BBQ and deli treats, dessert,...

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Dinner with the Bard

Posted by on 4:03 pm in 2014 Season, Blog, Featured, News, Support | 0 comments

Dinner with the Bard

Kick off your holiday weekend with a Shakespearean feast, Thursday, July 3 Kick off your holiday weekend with good food and good fun. Join Saratoga Shakespeare for a special dinner at Park Side Eatery. In honor of their first anniversary, Park Side Eatery is hosting this special event and donating all proceeds to support Saratoga Shakespeare. Thursday, July 3, 7:30 – 9:30 P.M. $25 for Dinner and Entertainment ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT SARATOGA SHAKESPEARE Park Side Eatery – 42 Phila Street Enjoy a range of BBQ and deli treats, dessert,...

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