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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

The Contemporary Shakespeare Drinking Game

Anne McGrath | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts
Anne McGrath

As we looked more closely at the disparate shows, we realized that although the plays themselves are incredibly diverse, contemporary productions, whether great or terrible, tend to have a lot in common.

Say Hello, Edinburgh!

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Monica Bauer

Edinburgh, where every other word seems to be "wee." "Would you fancy a wee cup of coffee, then?" No, I'd like a giant super-deluxe size that Mayor Mike Bloomberg would like to ban, thanks very much, I'm American.

Traveling to Fringe

Sandy Thomas | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Sandy Thomas

One of the things I adore about theater is the fact that it's so ephemeral. What I do is created in the moment. It exists for that moment of time, andfor that time, it's magic.

Fringe Fest: T-minus One Day!

Bronston Jones | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Bronston Jones

Most comics there have done the Fringe, and all had great stories to tell. But two separate female comics in two separate conversations told me I was going to have a lot of fun, then both said, in these exact words, "but you'll cry quite a lot." Cry? I'm going to cry?

Why Edinburgh Fringe Comics Need Therapy

Taylor Glenn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Taylor Glenn

If you've never been to the Fringe, let me paint a little picture: imagine being an athlete headed for Olympics, except instead of training for the big event with daily exercise and drills, you down BLT triples, sleep weird hours, and drink like a sailor to cope with stress.

Edinburgh Fringe Diary #1: We Had A Space! We Lost The Space!

Felipe Schrieberg | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Felipe Schrieberg

As Scotland's biggest blues band (at full strength we are a 12 piece outfit) it will never be the easiest thing making sure that all components of the show are smoothly coordinated.

Edinburgh Was a Stopover

Mike Sheer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Mike Sheer

I first went to the Edinburgh Festival in 2002, before I'd properly entered the role of stand up comic. At that time I was, more than anything, just a 22-year-old attracted to anywhere that had public toilets older than my country.

Packing for the Edinburgh Festival -- A Guide

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Monica Heisey

I don't want to brag, but I am incredible at packing suitcases. I have some helpful things to share with audience members, or, gulp, reviewers and critics who will be headed to Edinburgh this August for the controlled chaos that is the Festival Fringe.