Portia’s Casket Rundown, September to November 2011

Here is a rundown of articles I have written as the Associate Editor for Voices for The Shakespeare Standard. Click the title to read the entire article. Portia’s Casket (Intersection) | Voices News for the Week of September 7 Shakespeare intersects numerous aspects of our everyday lives. Funny enough, the Bard intersected a lot of … Continue reading Portia’s Casket Rundown, September to November 2011

Portia’s Casket | Review of PETA’S William

I saw a re-staging of PETA's RATED:PG yesterday. A review is forthcoming due to the issues that I saw staged, as well as some experiential moments, good or otherwise, that needs to be talked about. For now, I am re-posting my review of PETA's William for The Shakespeare Standard. I am currently the Associate Editor for Voices of … Continue reading Portia’s Casket | Review of PETA’S William

Perception and Theatrical Embodiment

by: Maria Portia Olenka C. Placino Once again, I am staring at a blank sheet of paper as I struggle with the topic I am working on--psychoanalysis and phenomenology. Neither of the two are my favorite. I certainly do not want to unearth the writings of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, again. As an undergrad, … Continue reading Perception and Theatrical Embodiment

Portia’s Casket (More Stumbles) | Voices News for the Week of August 31

Repost of my weekly column for The Shakespeare Standard. See the original post here. So, given all the oddities I stumbled into last week, I decided to continue on stumbling into odd and otherwise tidbits again this week. If Shakespeare is called by any other name, would he still be Shakespeare? Would our favorites, such … Continue reading Portia’s Casket (More Stumbles) | Voices News for the Week of August 31

Portia’s Casket (Oddities) | Voices News for the Week of August 24

A repost of my weekly column for The Shakespeare Standard, Wednesday Voices. See the original post here. Much oddities to Shakespeare’s voice today… Choices. Remember the Choose your own Adventure books? Well, now we have choose your own ending. Imagine if Romeo decides to go back to Rosaline instead of going after Juliet, will he have a happy ending … Continue reading Portia’s Casket (Oddities) | Voices News for the Week of August 24

Portia’s Casket (Stumbling into) | Voices News for the Week of August 17

This is a repost of my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard. See the original article and comments here. Looking, searching, and many times, just stumbling. Sometimes, you don’t have to look too hard to find Shakespeare. You’d be surprised; Shakespeare will just come and find you. Ty Cacek/The New York Times. Underground theatre: Paul … Continue reading Portia’s Casket (Stumbling into) | Voices News for the Week of August 17

Portia’s Casket (On Censorship) | Voices News for the week of August 10, 2011

(This is a re-post from my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard for Voices Wednesday. This was first published on August 10, 2011. See the orginal version here.) Censorship. It is one of the worst things that can happen to an artist. It even happened to Shakespeare as he was censored during the Elizabethan times for some of his plays, “Jonson, Marlowe, Kyd … Continue reading Portia’s Casket (On Censorship) | Voices News for the week of August 10, 2011

Portia’s Casket

(This is a re-post from my weekly column at The Shakespeare Standard for Wednesday Voices. Originally published on August 3, 2011. See the original version and comments here.) Hi! For my first column, I took inspiration from the awesome character of Merchant of Venice—Portia. My weekly columns, as I visualize it, will be like opening Portia’s caskets and finding … Continue reading Portia’s Casket