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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Photo contributed Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Empty seats, but the show must go on: “All the Devils are Here” in review

Jaime Fields, Arts & Entertainment Reporter March 25, 2021

A man steps out onto a dark stage, facing a theatre full of empty seats. He crouches over a book, lifts a staff and strikes the stage three times. The lights shift, highlighting the actor in a striking...

Photo by Samarah Uribe.

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer March 9, 2017

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters...

Photo contributed by John Lee

Keeping 400-year-old Jokes Relevant: Students Rise to Perform “Twelfth Night”

Allison Hall March 10, 2016
Taking on Shakespeare is a daunting task for anyone; but Harper Joy's production of "The Twelfth Night" kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with live music, palpable energy and an active engagement with the audience.
Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Lachlan Johnson March 13, 2014
Performances of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet were held March 5th to 9th in Harper Joy Theatre (HJT) as part of the collaboration between Whitman’s Theatre Department and the Encounters faculty. This is the second year HJT has incorporated a performance of one of the texts in the Encounters syllabus.
Illustration by Luke Hampton

Summer Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher May 2, 2013
The summer brings an action and laugh-filled movie list.
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