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April 11, 2007
Shakespeare is alive and well at Glendale's A Noise Within Theatre. Every season heralds at least one play by the Bard and this one features perhaps his most frequently performed work, "Romeo and Juliet." It is a solid production with professional performances all around and with just the slightest touch of reinterpretation. There's a reason the company is called California's Classical Theatre Company. They show undying respect for the words of the master playwrights and try not to get in their way too much.
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By Alison Tully | June 25, 2008
John Burroughs High School drama teacher Scott Bailey recently filed a grievance against the school’s principal concerning his reassignment to the English department. The Burbank Teachers Assn. sent Principal Emilio Urioste a grievance letter in May stating that his reasons for the move were “capricious,” or not well-reasoned, Bailey said. The reappointment came after several disagreements between Bailey and Urioste about school productions this year of “The Laramie Project,” about the killing of a gay University of Wyoming student, and a modern-day adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | December 6, 2006
Instead of reading Shakespeare from a book, students had the opportunity to see one of his most famous plays performed for them on stage Monday. Actors from Shakespeare at Play, a Burbank-based theater group, performed a 30-minute version of "Romeo and Juliet" for about 40 students at the school's auditorium. Dressed in traditional costumes from the Renaissance, six actors performed the play about the two young lovers caught in a feud between their families. "Shakespeare is meant to be seen and heard and not read," said Debbie Gates, executive director of Shakespeare at Play.
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By Angela Hokanson | July 9, 2008
BURBANK — The John Burroughs High School teacher whose production of “Romeo and Juliet,” ignited criticism as well as support from the local community this spring is leaving the Burbank Unified School District and will be teaching at a charter high school in Van Nuys come fall. Scott Bailey, who had taught drama and English at Burroughs High for nine years, submitted his resignation at the end of June. He has taken a post at Charter High School of the Arts – Multimedia and Performing, which is also known as CHAMPS, where he’ll be teaching English and will also be involved in the theater program, he said.
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By Alison Tully | June 23, 2008
John Burroughs High School drama teacher Scott Bailey recently filed a grievance against the school’s principal concerning his reassignment to the English department. The Burbank Teachers Assn. sent Principal Emilio Urioste a grievance letter in May stating that his reasons for the move were “capricious,” or not well-reasoned, Bailey said. The reappointment came after several disagreements between Bailey and Urioste about school productions this year of “The Laramie Project,” about the killing of a gay University of Wyoming student, and a modern-day adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.
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By Debbie Piehler | July 12, 2008
I am the parent of a student who participated in both “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Laramie Project.” This is how I see the controversy. I have been reading the articles. My family did not have any issues about our son appearing in the plays. I believe the problem may be that people “think” they know the play “Romeo and Juliet.” We all know the highlights and famous lines. Maybe some of us did not actually ever read the play, or did not truly understand the difficult Shakespearean phrases due to a boring reader.
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July 2, 2008
Shame on Burbank school district As a retired teacher, I was shocked to see that the school district that gave me a well-rounded education could be so closed-minded about homosexuality and “The Laramie Project” production put on by Burroughs High School students (“Play brings protests,” May 31). Principal Emilio Urioste is the one who should be moved to a new position or released. My wife cannot believe that a progressive city like Burbank could be less tolerant than the conservative enclave where we now reside.
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By Debbie Piehler | July 12, 2008
I am the parent of a student who participated in both “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Laramie Project.” This is how I see the controversy. I have been reading the articles. My family did not have any issues about our son appearing in the plays. I believe the problem may be that people “think” they know the play “Romeo and Juliet.” We all know the highlights and famous lines. Maybe some of us did not actually ever read the play, or did not truly understand the difficult Shakespearean phrases due to a boring reader.
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By Angela Hokanson | July 12, 2008
BURBANK — The John Burroughs High School teacher whose recent production of “Romeo and Juliet” ignited criticism as well as support from the local community is leaving the district to teach at a charter high school in Van Nuys. Scott Bailey, who had taught drama and English at Burroughs High for nine years, submitted his resignation at the end of June. He has taken a post at Charter High School of the Arts — Multimedia and Performing, which is also known as CHAMPS, where he’ll teach English and be involved in the theater program this fall.
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July 9, 2008
No grounds to file school grievance As a writer, producer, director and parent of a former Burroughs High School student, I think teacher Scott Bailey has no grounds to file a grievance against Principal Emilio Urioste (“Teacher files grievance,” June 25). I am certain that Bailey will find that the more he “stirs the pot” on this incident, the more opposition he will find to his “interpretations.” A couple of my plays have been produced in small theaters, and it has always given me great pleasure when the director honors my work by asking my permission to change a word or two. I can’t imagine what William Shakespeare would have said about Bailey’s liberal interpretation of his work.
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By Alison Tully | June 25, 2008
John Burroughs High School drama teacher Scott Bailey recently filed a grievance against the school’s principal concerning his reassignment to the English department. The Burbank Teachers Assn. sent Principal Emilio Urioste a grievance letter in May stating that his reasons for the move were “capricious,” or not well-reasoned, Bailey said. The reappointment came after several disagreements between Bailey and Urioste about school productions this year of “The Laramie Project,” about the killing of a gay University of Wyoming student, and a modern-day adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.
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By Alison Tully | June 23, 2008
John Burroughs High School drama teacher Scott Bailey recently filed a grievance against the school’s principal concerning his reassignment to the English department. The Burbank Teachers Assn. sent Principal Emilio Urioste a grievance letter in May stating that his reasons for the move were “capricious,” or not well-reasoned, Bailey said. The reappointment came after several disagreements between Bailey and Urioste about school productions this year of “The Laramie Project,” about the killing of a gay University of Wyoming student, and a modern-day adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet.
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