The Arden Blog

Remember the Porter: Updating Shakespeare’s Text

March 12, 2015

Many scholars agree that one of the chief purposes of the Porter’s speech in Macbeth is to give a much-needed comedic breath to a very dark story. Whether this scene…

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Teen Arden and the Cabaret of Duets

January 28, 2015

Eli Russell of Teen Arden gives audiences a peek behind the scenes of the Cabaret of Duets, an evening of cabaret which paired professional performers with members of Teen Arden….

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At the Table

January 14, 2015

By Jonathan Silver, Assistant Director for Under the Skin “This blog post is not about kidneys.” The last time I was involved in a creative rehearsal process with Terry Nolen was…

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How Do You Make Shadows Puppets?

January 9, 2015

In Beauty and the Beast, we use a lot of small objects to create big shadows!  Those shadows create the rose garden, the wolves, Belle’s bed, and more!  Making shadow…

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Stories From The Community: Giving a Piece of Yourself

January 2, 2015

The Arden’s upcoming production of the world premiere of Michael Hollinger’s Under the Skin has sparked some interesting conversations about kidney donation within the Arden community. Would you give up…

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What Is It Like To Be A Costume Designer?

December 11, 2014

A costume designer is the person who decides what the different people in the play will wear. Here is what Richard St Clair, the costume designer, >purchase thinks about being…

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Beauty and the Beast Around the World

December 2, 2014

Beauty and the Beast is a very old story that has been told many times, >search in many different ways, and in many different places. Sometimes what the beast looks…

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Great Characterizations

October 23, 2014

In this adaptation, six actors play over 40 characters to bring Dickens’ novel to life. That requires actors with broad range who are capable of making each character distinctive and…

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Charles Dickens in the City of Brotherly Love

October 23, 2014

On an 18 degree January night in Philadelphia in 1868 people lined up on Chestnut Street before midnight, cure bringing tents and blankets, prepared to camp out in order to…

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A Peek Backstage

September 18, 2014

by Sally Ollove, Arden Literary Manager NOTE: Best read after seeing La Bête. At the beginning of La Bête, Elomire and Bejart have left their troupe at dinner to discuss unwelcome dinner…

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