Speeches that we’re used to hearing from a male figure sound somehow different when a woman says them.
Nicole Bruce with her delight in villainy, made this Othello an elan of evil.
It’s a production that takes its Shakespeare seriously enough, to want to have fun with every aspect.
Just when you think that the theatre season is closed at Indiana University, a rare surprise appears. The Department of Theatre and Drama’s Murray McGibbon with South African actor Stephen Gurney as the wizard Prospero along with IU students and other guests revisit Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in the Wells-Metz Theatre.
South African actors and Indiana Unviersity students are performing Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest in a production directed by IU faculty member Murray McGibbon with guest South African actor Stephen Gurney in the role of the magician Prospero.
English actor Tim Hardy was in residency at IUPUI for a week in late March where he gave lectures on making Shakespeare fresh for contemporary audiences and performed a one-man play, Galileo, which depicted the astronomer’s trial for heresy in 1633. Hardy also visited the IU Bloomington campus one afternoon, where he spoke to an audience of about 100 students, many in the acting program, at the Well/Metz Theatre.