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Some college students think that theater is boring and dead. Us Cloggers disagree. We went to see the California Shakespeare Theater’s outdoor production of “The Tempest” in Orinda, CA. The play is anything but dull and always entertaining, even if it’s not for the right reasons. read more »


shorts11-235x300The Beavers really slaughtered the Bears in this week’s game against Oregon State, but tailback Jahvid Best almost made it literal with his “serious concussion” he received after landing hard on the back of his head and neck. We wish you the best, Mr. Best. [Daily Cal]

You know what would really help solve this budget crisis: just getting rid of the professors. Don’t get something? Just press the “I don’t understand” button on your chair. [New York Times]

There’s a lot of Shakespeare going on in Berkeley, folks. Check out the BareStage production of “Othello” or The Globe Theatre’s production of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at Zellerbach. The Clog has seen both and we can vouch that both are excellent. [Cal Performances]

If, for some reason, you have the mid-fall urge to go ice skating, then too bad. Just kidding—you can head over to the Embarcadero rink or the Safeway Rink in Union Square in SF to get your skate on. [7x7]

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Have you found yourself in need of Shakespearean-era clothing? Or perhaps other costumes?
Well, sir or madam, on this fortuitous occasion, you may be able to obtain just that.

The California Shakespeare Theater is having a sale next week in which they are selling 35 years’ worth of costumes, wigs and accessories at their West Berkeley rehearsal hall.

The sale begins next Thursday, Aug. 6 and lasts through Sunday, Aug. 9 at 701 Heinz Ave. in Berkeley (near the intersection of Ashby and San Pablo avenues). read more »