16 November 2006
JSU to Perform Shakespeare's Romantic Comedy "Twelfth Night"
Rather than offering a modernized version of the play,
JSU's production will
stay true to the original Elizabethan time period. Great strides have been made
to create scenes and a theatrical atmosphere close to that experienced by
audiences at Shakepeare's open-air Globe Theater in London.
Another “gamble” incorporated into the production will be the unique use of
lighting, Claeren says.
“At the end of each scene, we're not going to bring the lights down — no
transitions from one scene to the next,” he says. “The play is written for
constant flow so that one scene melts into another.”
"Twelfth Night" is arguably one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, Claeren
says. But for those who are not familiar with the playwright's work, it could
also serve as an excellent introduction.
“This is a great place for someone to start,” he says. “It's got a little bit
of everything — both serious and comedic — to show what an amazing talent
Shakespeare had not only for language but also for understanding the human
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