Friday, February 25, 2011

Come, where is this young gallant that is so desirous to lie with his mother earth?

Orlando and Charles. Hamlet and Laertes. Fight! This week our rehearsals have started to get exciting. Sword fighting and wrestling.  Our fight choreographer, Mike Cosenza, has been working with our actors to design epic fight scenes. Take a look!

Dan Higbee shouldering Mike Cosenza

Jason Greenfield* prepares to attack
Mary Tuomanen understand the point
Jason Greenfield* and Dan Higbee try a maneuver
Mary Tuomanen and Mike Cosenza duel

*Members of Actors' Equity Association

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Presents Hamlet and As You Like It

Rehearsals have begun and we are swinging into high gear. Artistic/Executive Director Carmen Khan is working with the actors, designers, and staff to craft an amazing season. Below are some pictures of the first rehearsal. The Theatre will be giving a behind the scenes peek at what we do to bring Shakespeare to you. Enjoy!

Mary Tuomanen and Jason Greenfield* 
Stage Manager Cherie Tay* 
John Little*, Ames Adamson*, and Terry Gleeson

Johnny Smith and Kate Raines
are reading along

Mary Tuomanen is Hamlet and Rosalind
John Jarboe as Horatio and Amiens



Mary Tuomanen

Victoria Rose Bonito as Ophelia and Celia
John Jarboe
Ames Adamson*, John Little*, John Jarboe, Dan Higbee, Victoria Rose Bonito

Amanda Grove, Mary Tuomanen, and Jason Greenfield*

*Members of Actors' Equity Association