A few days ago a visiting friend and I ventured over to Orinda for Cal Shakes’ The Verona Project, my 41st show of this year. I see the theatre has made a point of highlighting the musicality of the production via YouTube in these videos:
Practicing a song:
“Making of” video:
This production was like jumping into a perfect temperature ocean sea of Shakespeare. The essence of Shakespeare’s writing was there, but with a decidedly modern touch.
I want to say more, so I will intend to come back and revise this post. I wish I had written it immediately following the show… but the power outage made that option not feasible.