Oct 212020
 

Bob Dylan and William Shakespeare:
The True Performing of It.

October 25, 2020

Author and scholar Andrew Muir is fascinated with two poets: one “the greatest artist of all time” and another “the most important artist since the second World War.”  They may have more in common than mere verses can express.  His latest book “Dylan & Shakespeare: The True Performing of It” explores why. From live performances to influencing genres to the “instability of revered verse”, Muir has spent a lifetime studying the two Bards. And it is so much more than words, words, words.

For more information on Dylan and Shakespeare: The True Performing of It, Click here.

Sep 302020
 

Richard III: Act 1, Scene 2
Richard, Duke of Gloucester
September 30, 2020

Words, words, words. Milan Dragicevich is fascinated by what he calls “the verbal surface” – a place where rhetoric lies and where you will take your voice to the borders of your personality. Milan believes that rhetoric is not just the art of persuasion but a chance to contribute to something bigger than ourselves.

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Aug 252020
 

King Lear: Act 2, Scene 2
Kent

August 28, 2020

He is neither a knave, beggar or a coward, but rather a champion of the Bard! Paul Sugarman has been working with Shakespeare his whole life. Most recently, he is bringing Shakespeare to life with the Instant Shakespeare Company. In this rousing interview, Mr. Sugarman discusses his company, using the First Folio and Shakespearean insults.

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Jun 302020
 

Henry VI, Part III: Act 1, Scene 4
Queen Margaret
June 30, 2020

In our first interview recorded during the Covid-19 era, we caught up with Shirine Babb, whose production of Timon of Athens at the Shakespeare Theatre of DC was abruptly interrupted in March, 2020.  Before “quarantine” and “social distancing” and “Zoom” were household words we were just beginning to grasp the impact of the sudden shuttering of our theatres.  Shirine shares her thoughts on how to survive the times, the production of Timon of Athens and shares Queen Margaret’s infamous speech from Henry VI, Part 3.

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May 312020
 
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How to Think Like Shakespeare
May 31, 2020

 

What can we learn about the state of modern education by taking a look back at how young pupils were schooled during Shakespeare’s day?   Our guest Scott Newstok shares some collected wisdom from his book How to Think Like Shakespeare, which has us wondering: when education policy makers prioritize standardized testing, digital instruction and virtual learning environments over more traditional methods, could today’s students be losing more than they are gaining?  

Click here to visit Scott Newstok’s webpage.

Apr 162020
 
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The L.A. Subway Shakespeare Project

April 15, 2020

 

What do John Cassavettes, August Wilson and the Three Stooges have in common?  They all inspired Hassan Jamal to create the LA Subway Shakespeare Project.  Hassan films short Shakespeare scenes in and around the LA Subways, all in one take, all on the go.  Part street theater, part guerilla film, the LASSP is a unique vision in the Shakespearean landscape. Give a listen, then give a look!

Click here to visit the LA Subway Shakespeare Project Site.

Here is a sample, from Titus Andronicus:

Feb 232020
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/DaveHitz.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS The Play On Project February 20, 2020 Kenneth Cavender said, translations are like lovers.  The faithful ones aren’t beautiful, the beautiful ones aren’t faithful. Dave Hitz is putting this quote to the test

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Jan 292020
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/DaveHitzTranslations.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS Dave Hitz, co-founder of the Play On Project, has a very specific view when it comes to the idea of translation. Is the Play On Project a translation of Shakespeare? Full Interview coming

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Nov 302019
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/JackCutmoreScott.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS Hamlet; Act 1, Scene 2HamletNovember 30, 2019 A Hamlet for the Modern Age. In about a fortnight, Jack Cutmore-Scott shot Hamlet 360 – a virtual version of Shakespeare’s great play. The challenges for

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Oct 302019
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/BradfordCover.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS Love’s Labour’s Lost; Act 3, Scene 1BerowneOctober 30, 2019 A life in the theater. Bradford Cover grew up surrounded by theater, became an actor and has resurrected the Pearl Theater Co. – creating

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