Welcome to Island Shakespeare Festival’s new blog series, ISF (Aside). Through these pieces, we hope to illuminate some of the less-discussed facets of what we do. We’ll discuss some in depth ideas about our current season, as well as tangential explorations of all things Shakespeare! For our 2016 season of As You Like It, Jane Eyre, and Julius Caesar, we’re looking forward to some posts about Mod Culture and the Free Jazz Era, the character of Bertha (Jane Eyre) and mental illness in Victorian England, political assassinations through the ages, the up-cycled shipping container phenomenon (to become our new amphitheater space!), and many more exciting topics. Stay tuned–we’ve got lots to share with you!