Monthly Archives: August 2015

Just a Moment: Claudius in The Fourth Wall’s “Hamlet”

Claudius is one of those extremely efficient characters in Shakespeare’s canon. He drives from moment to moment, action to action with a clear direction and overarching purpose: to solidify his power and maintain a stable realm. If only it weren’t for that pesky step-son mucking things up. Which is why his soliloquy in Act 3 […]

Just a Moment: DOGFIGHT at StageWorks Fresno

I tend to be attracted to strong performances by female actors. Even more so when they are working in ensemble and not expecting the glare of the spotlight. In StageWorks Fresno’s Dogfight, Kelsey Deroian has a moment as Mama, Rose’s mother, where she communicates so much with a well-executed look away from her daughter that the […]