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Posted by on in SageWoman Blogs
Shakespeare's Goddess

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  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Love it! Hecate is one of my wife's favorites, and we were both professional actors 'way back in the 20th century. I spent 3 years
  • Jen McConnel
    Jen McConnel says #
    Thank you! Did you perform at Stratford, CA? One of my favorite places on earth! Sadly, my only trip to England so far was very s
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Yes, I was an actor with the main stage company in 1971, 1972 and 1973, including a winter tour with the company to Poland and Rus

Posted by on in Studies Blogs

I recently saw a unique production of Shakespeare's %The Tempest%. While I was entranced by the amazing performances that fused dance, martial arts, and other kinds of movement to convey the characters' meaning entirely without words, at the end I was frustrated by the way magic - which had been such a pivotal feature throughout - was not just neglected, but deliberately rejected. Since this is a comedy, it ends with a wedding, but more importantly, with the restoration of all the characters to their rightful place in life: the dispossessed aristocrats take up their honors, while the servants who have been playing around are put back to work. At that point, the magician can abandon his book, and with it, his power. But every instinct in my Witch's soul rose up in rebellion, insisting that the role of magic was not to maintain the status quo.

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