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Bathory Buddies: Justin Verstraete

Justin plays Johnno, a servant who is unceremoniously conscripted into service as Count Nadasdy’s standard bearer, where it turns out he’s unusually gifted in combat despite his low birth (at least in our production). Like Jane Maridova, the role of … Continue reading

Countess Bathory, Playwright, Theater Stuff

Bathory: Hapsbergs, Hamlet, Prince Caspian, and King Henry V

Act 2, Scene 2 of Countess Bathory is the longest scene in the play (just like 2.2 in Hamlet). It features several interludes that allow Elizabeth to display more varied aspects of her personality (again, like Hamlet). She spends a … Continue reading

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Bathory: Kate, and the Illusion of Opportunity

In Act I Scene I of Countess Bathory, Kate is a young servant with a lovely┬ávoice, who is ordered to sing at Elizabeth’s wedding (and happy to do so). A single thoughtless statement from the wrong person at┬áthe wrong time … Continue reading

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Bathory Buddies: Joshua Carroll

Joshua Carroll plays King Matthias II, a manipulative monarch who hides his monetary motivations behind a skein of moral indignation. Matthias had been written as a cunning and confident manipulator, comfortable in his physical and social (and religious) power. It … Continue reading

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Bathory Buddies: Juliana Brecher

Juliana Brecher was our final addition to the Countess Bathory cast. Among other roles, she plays the unfortunately fated and unfortunately named Susannah Woodseam. Perhaps one of the most common and most immature forms of bullying is name-calling and name-mockery. … Continue reading

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