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By Candice Baker | July 30, 2009
“The little foolery that wise men have makes a great show.” “As You Like It” Despite the slings and arrows of an outrageous economy, Shakespeare by the Sea is returning for its 10th season of performances in Newport Beach this weekend, presenting two different comedies two nights in a row. “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” to be performed Saturday, is thought of as one of Shakespeare’s...
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August 2, 2007
A cool ocean breeze and the evening sunset will set the stage for the Newport Beach Arts Commission's presentation of Shakespeare by the Sea, opening Saturday at Grant Howald Park. Theater audiences can enjoy courtroom drama and mistaken identity with Saturday's performance of "The Merchant of Venice," or catch "The Taming of the Shrew" on Sunday. Both performances begin at 7 p.m., with pre-show activities starting at 6:45 p.m. It is recommended guests arrive early and bring blankets and lawn chairs.
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July 30, 2009
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission will host its eighth annual presentation of Shakespeare by the Sea on Saturday and Sunday at Bonita Canyon Sports Park in Newport Beach. This year’s event will feature performances of two of Shakespeare’s classic comedies, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on Saturday and “As You Like in” on Sunday. Pre-show activities begin at 6:45 p.m. The plays begin at 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The performances are free and open to the public.
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By Alicia Robinson | August 10, 2006
The actors in Shakespeare By the Sea's productions, coming to Newport Beach today and Sunday, could definitely be said to suffer for their art. How else to describe building a theater set, then donning a heavy costume and performing one of the Bard's plays in summer heat five days a week? "We've had higher attendance because the weather has been great ? because by the time 7 o'clock rolls around, it's a great time to be outside," Shakespeare By the Sea's founder and producing artistic director Lisa Coffi said.
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November 14, 2003
SCORE BY QUARTERS -- Brethren 14 7 14 14 - 49 Sage Hill 7 0 0 7 - 14 -- FIRST QUARTER BC - Knepper 16 pass from Warden (Shakespeare kick), 10:55. BC - Warden 27 run (Shakespeare kick), 10:32. SH - Huang 1 run (Werblin kick), 6:26. SECOND QUARTER BC - Hinkley 15 pass from Werblin (Shakespeare kick), 1:05. THIRD QUARTER BC - Knepper 1 run (Shakespeare kick), 4:42. BC - Knepper 23 run (Shakespeare kick), 1:37.
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April 25, 2004
"To pore upon a book." -- Love's Labour's Lost, I:1 This past Friday was the 440th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Or, if you will, the 388th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, since tradition has it that he departed the world of Elizabethan England on April 23, 52 years to the day after he entered it. That he did so in the quaint Tudor market town of Stratford-on-Avon is remarkable given the life that he led in between amid the boisterous, dangerous, exciting streets of the Renaissance city of London.
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August 6, 2004
Deirdre Newman Call it Shakespeare by demand. This weekend, Shakespeare by the Sea will present two of the Bard's plays at Grant Howald Park -- plays that last year's audiences picked. The company will stage "Richard III" on Saturday and "Two Gentlemen of Verona" on Sunday. Both performances are free. While the language and iambic pentameter rhythm of Shakespeare can be foreign to the ear, audiences can grasp the idea of the two plays by the visuals, Producing Artistic Director Lisa Coffi said.
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August 9, 2003
June Casagrande Just one year ago, theater lovers were unsure whether the future of Shakespeare by the Sea in Newport was to be, or not to be. But now it's obvious that their worries were much ado about nothing. Last summer's performance of "Much Ado About Nothing" at Grant Howald Park was so successful that local Bard boosters decided to do anything necessary to bring Shakespeare back to the park this year. "We thought we'd have a couple hundred people turn out and we ended up having almost 1,000 people attend," said Jana Barbier, cultural arts coordinator for the city.
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October 31, 2004
SCORE BY QUARTERS -- Sage Hill 7 0 0 0 - 7 Brethren Chr. 14 2 0 14 - 30 -- FIRST QUARTER BC -- Knepper 1 run (Shakespeare kick), 8:14. SH -- Ayres 1 run (Werblin kick), 2:34. BC -- Knepper 66 pass from Conner (Shakespeare kick), 0:37. SECOND QUARTER BC -- Safety, intentional punt snap out of end zone, 1:28. FOURTH QUARTER BC -- Hinkley 15 pass from Conner (Shakespeare kick), 10:59. BC -- Knepper 6 run (Shakepeare kick)
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By Michael Miller | June 19, 2013
Some university parks are born with theaters, and others have theaters thrust upon them. The latter was the case Wednesday at UC Irvine, as two 18-wheel trucks, two forklifts, a crane and a hard-hat crew united to build an old-style, circular playhouse for the university's annual New Swan Shakespeare Festival. As construction drills whirred and a propped-up poster showed a melancholy close-up of actor Dudley Knight as Lear, faculty members Eli Simon and Keith Bangs stood inside the theater's unfinished skeleton and pointed out the missing parts: props for the different plays, entrance and exit doors, balconies where spectators can look down on the performers.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | December 11, 2012
Pauline Maranian, Estancia High School's drama teacher, froze Monday afternoon. She stared at the computer screen in her classroom for the longest time. She had just read news she would have to keep secret for at least a day. Her cast of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" had just won an accolade she compared to an Oscar for California high schoolers. On Tuesday afternoon, the anticipation paid off when she told her cast and crew of about 25 students. The room near the back of the campus exploded in cheers.
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By Heather Youmans | July 6, 2012
UC Irvine's drama department will soon realize a 40-year-old dream, when its inaugural season of "Shakespeare Under the Stars" opens next month at an open-air theater, which production staff and technical theater students built by hand. The festival will feature contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" and "The Merchant of Venice" presented in the New Swan Theatre, a mini-Elizabethan theater in the round that can be dismantled and moved. Drama professor and department chair Eli Simon, is leading the effort on behalf of UCI's Claire Trevor School of the Arts.
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By Candice Baker | July 5, 2012
"That man that hath a tongue, I say, is no man/If with his tongue he cannot win a woman. " - William Shakespeare, "Two Gentlemen of Verona" * Shakespeare by the Sea celebrates its 15th anniversary season this year, with two of the Bard's best: "Romeo and Juliet" and "Two Gentlemen of Verona. " Sponsored by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, the two free performances at Bonita Canyon Sports Park will be held at 7 p.m. on July 7 and 8, with "Romeo and Juliet" onstage on Saturday night, followed by "Two Gentlemen of Verona" on Sunday.
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By Bradley Zint | April 26, 2012
Editor's note: This column is the third in a series about Bradley Zint's participation in OC Can You Play With Us?, an initiative where he and other Orange County amateur musicians will play alongside the Pacific Symphony professionals. The columns will run through May. * LAGUNA WOODS - For weeks I've been playing my French horn by myself. It has been hours in the practice chair, playing to the monotonous tunes of scales, arpeggios, lip slurs and other simple exercises.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2011
SUNDAY Concerts in the Park The Showcase Singers perform at 6 p.m. at Grant Howald Park, 3000 Fifth Ave., Corona del Mar. The free performance is part of Concerts in the Park, presented by the Newport Beach City Arts Commission. For more information, call (949) 717-3870. Church Car Wash A car wash to help a church youth group's mission to aid a Shoshone reservation in Idaho starts at 11 a.m. at the Mesa Verde United Methodist church, 1701 Baker St., Costa Mesa. The church is asking for $5 donations or $7 to clean larger vehicles.
NEWS
June 14, 2011
COSTA MESA — Teens with much ado about nothing this summer can take part in a five-week acting workshop focused on the works of the Bard. Orange Coast College is offering a Shakespeare Summer Intensive for Teens. The course is designed for aspiring thespians looking to stay sharp over the summer. The workshop is open to students ages 14 to 19 who are interested in putting on "Much Ado About Nothing" under the direction of theater arts instructor Peter Uribe. Students will meet from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 27 through July 29 in OCC's Drama Studio, 2701Fairview Road.
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By Julie Hagy | March 2, 2010
Victorian-style dresses, three-piece suits, sour straw candy and the scent of hair spray fill the backrooms of the Robert B. Wentz Theatre at Newport Harbor High School. It is an hour before the curtain goes up on closing night of the first production to be staged in the newly built New Loats Performing Arts Center. Student performers are getting into costume. The 500-seat auditorium is starting to fill. Yet not a word about the play is being spoken. “It’s a cursed play,” said drama teacher Gail Brower-Nedler, who has been teaching at Newport Harbor for 25 years.
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By Andrew Kachaturian | February 20, 2010
Are you stumped by Shakespeare? If you need help getting a fresh perspective on one of William Shakespeare’s many plays or sonnets, the Newport Beach Public Library is here to help. From the texts of Shakespeare’s work, to criticism, to biographies, to audio and video, the library has a great many resources for students and admirers to explore. Let’s face it — Shakespeare was meant to be heard. Why not check out one of more than 50 audio books that the library carries?
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