KUDZU ~ THE STORY OF THE AMC

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REVIVING THE OLD STORIES TO CREATE NEW MYTHS

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6. THE BALLAD OF ROMEO AND JULIET, PART TWO

During my third year of graduate school, I was lucky enough to assistant direct Mary Zimmerman’s Guys and Dolls at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and one of the perks of working there is a chance to do what they call a Midnight Project...

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1. AMERICAN MYTH

Myth is a loaded term.  Mary Zimmerman, a former teacher of mine who has made a career playing in the world of myth, defined it for me as tales that we hold in our collective unconscious that primarily deal with origin stories which use the fantastical and often contain the supernatural.  Others, she is quick to point out, use the term in the figurative sense by naming something a myth when they believe it is false, like bats are blind and bulls hate red...

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