Monthly Archives: September 2013

EC + CM = <3

Written by Robert Onorato, Assistant Dramaturg Emerson College loves Charles Mee. Emerson Stage’s production of Big Love is only the latest bit of Mee-love the students and faculty of Emerson have lavished upon and cult playwright in recent years. Big…

THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE: speechlessness in the literal, figurative, and historical sense

By Jamie Hovis Timberlake Wertenbaker’s The Love of the Nightingale is a modern adaptation of the Greek myth of Philomele as told in Sophocles’ Tereus and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The story follows two sisters, Athenian princesses, Procne and Philomele. Years after Procne is married to Tereus, the king…

BIG LOVE: an update of a classic myth with a timeless theme

By Robin Goldberg   The central storyline of Big Love is based on a classic Greek myth, The Danaids. The writer, Aeschylus, drew his inspiration from Danais, a Greek epic poem written by a “cyclic poet” (one of Homer’s contemporaries). The poem existed mostly in…

Auditioning…thousands of miles away

Later today, Emerson Stage will send out audition announcements for two upcoming shows to eligible members of the Emerson community. That’s why, today, we’re going to talk about the most frequently asked question we receive when we send these casting…