Jul 282014
 

Much Ado About Nothing     Act 4, Scene 1
Beatrice
July 28, 2014

MA2014-PUB-173_-_Version_2 1653967_10152214554377389_1900856842_n 250x200_100_1_c_FFFFFF_09d2796e1bc8a989934f8659619fa260

What means the word Honor in a world of lies and broken promises? Rebecca Watson straps on her armor and drops one of the deadliest ultimatums in the history of the war of the sexes.  It’s the delicious “Kill Claudio” zinger from Act 4, Scene 1 of Much Ado About Nothing.  Man up!

Click here to follow along with the text.

 July 28, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Jul 012014
 

Twelfth Night    Act 1, Scene 1
Duke Orsino
July 1, 2014

 GrantGoodmanHeadshot1  Grant Goodman as Petruchio - Utah Shakespeare Grant Goodman as Macbeth Utah Shakespeare Festival

“High fantastical?”  What in Illyria is that supposed to mean?  We pack our gypsy trunk and catch up with Grant Goodman to find out.  Come along as we hop a mid stop, ride the text and listen as Jim schools Gerritt in a scansion smackdown.  Grant Goodman plays the lovesick Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, opening July 2nd, 2014.

Click here to read Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene i – First Folio.

Click here to read Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene i  - modern text.

Click here to read Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene i – scansion.

 July 1, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Jun 112014
 

All’s Well that Ends Well     Act 4, Scene 3
Parolles
June 12, 2014

benedick_2 thersites images

“Holy Parolles!” How do you make an audience fall in love with Shakespeare’s most irreverent, blasphemous and despicable characters?  Fusing his modern sensibility with an innate feel for the text, mad comic genius Jason O’Connell reprises his unforgettable Parolles from All’s Well that Ends Well.  (Catch Jason and SoS favorites Katie Hartke and Gabra Zackman in The Liar, opening this week at The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival!)

Click here to see Act 4, Scene 3 - First Folio.

Click here to see Act 4, Scene 3 – modern.

Click here for a fully scanned version of Act 4, Scene 3.

 June 11, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
May 282014
 

UntitledThe Tempest
Ariel
Act III, Scene iii & Various Speeches
May 14, 2014

Partin, Erin_2014 STNJ_Erin Partin_Christmas Carol_IMG_0664 STNJ_McKowen TEMPEST icon images

“Was’t well done?” Erin Partin, a familiar face at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, forges into the fantastical world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.    When magician and sprite tangle, whose humanity is at stake?  Fun ensues as we discover what makes this tricksy spirit tick.

Ms. Partin plays Ariel in The Tempest, playing at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey from May 28th to June 22nd. Click here for more info.

Click here to see the various speeches we cover.

Click here to see Act 3, Scene 3 - First Folio.

Click here to see Act 3, Scene 3 – modern.

Click here for a fully scanned version of Act 3, Scene 3.

 

 May 28, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
May 152014
 

Untitled

RebeccaWatson 250x200_100_1_c_FFFFFF_92332c996e78517b42401a4967a9a4f7

Giving deeper meaning to the concept of Networking, Actor Rebecca Watson reveals what it takes and how far she is willing to go to pursue roles.   Touching on professional behavior and her own gambits, Ms. Watson is relentless when it comes to finding work.

 May 15, 2014  Asides
Apr 142014
 

Shakespeare on Film
February 6, 2014

Shakespeares Birthday Sonnet Slam 2012 Central Park Bandshell imgres images

Is a film set just another “venue” in which to perform Shakespeare?   John Osburn has spent over twenty years studying the medium that didn’t exist when Shakespeare was writing.  Filmmakers and actors from Laurence Olivier to Orson Welles to Joss Whedon have tackled the tricky business of putting the Bard on film.   Can the magic of the silver screen enhance the experience of a Shakespeare play, or is something lost in translation?   

 

 April 14, 2014  Interviews, Podcasts
Mar 312014
 
James Newcomb

Podcast: Play in new window | Download  February 10, 2014 xxx            How does an actor compel an audience to listen?  According to actor James Newcomb, the art of creating a role demands discipline, sweat… and sometimes a good long soak in a steaming bath.  Jamie reflects on his process and what

[...]
 March 31, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Mar 242014
 
Shakespeare & Co. - Origin Story.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download    Actor James Newcomb tells the story of how he became a founding member of Shakespeare & Co.  A peek into the inception of one of our most beloved Shakespeare companies.

[...]
 March 24, 2014  Asides, Interviews
Feb 242014
 
Kelley Curran

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2     Act 2, Scene 3 Lady Percy January 20, 2014   Lost the fresh blood in your cheeks?  As the better half of Shakespeare’s famously sexy couple from Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Kelley Curran‘s Lady Percy puts the “hot”

[...]
 February 24, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Feb 022014
 
Matrix Richard III

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Robert Richmond and Richard Sheridan Willis are at it again, with a daring production of Richard III at the Folger Theater.  Get a glimpse into the Actor’s neurosis (and director’s!) as we talk about the process of working on one of Shakespeare’s most adored plays.

[...]
 February 2, 2014  Asides
%d bloggers like this: