Nov 052015

  Twelfth Night Act 2, Scene 5
November 5, 2015

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Talk about cross-gartered!  Ted Lewis delivers a double dose of acting agility, dealing dueling versions of Malvolio’s boxtree speech.  A delightful insight into the process of a member of Eric Tucker’s Bedlam, one of the hottest theater companies in New York City.

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Contributing editor:  Lucy Freyer

 November 5, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Oct 012015

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Rave reviews in both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal for Nance Williamson, currently appearing in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Eric Tucker, playing at the Pearl Theater.  Click here for more information.

Contributing editor:  Lucy Freyer

 October 1, 2015  Artists, Asides, Interviews
Sep 102015

  Romeo and Juliet  Act 3, Scene 3
Friar Laurence
September 10, 2015

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Inspired by Joseph Papp, Ralf Jean Pierre, aka “The Spearbearer,” traveled over 4000 miles across the United States by bicycle.  His quest: bring Shakespeare to the people, and find out whether he could create an audience literally anyplace.  From corner auto body shops to exclusive country clubs to the halls of academe, Ralf put his populist theory to the test – and discovered something surprising along the way.

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 September 10, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Aug 132015

  The New American Shakespeare Tavern
August 13, 2015


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Three is the charm!  After a cat and mouse game with three media giants, Jeff Watkins has spent the last 25 years bringing Shakespeare to Atlanta.  The New American Shakespeare Tavern is dedicated to bringing Original Practice productions of the Bard to life.  Jeff and his company of actors have a passionate desire to speak the words as written to create a communion between actor and audience.  You must hear it to believe it – his words are worth a thousand pictures.

Contributing editor:  Lucy Freyer

 August 13, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Jul 142015

July  14, 2015


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Bored aboard a boat during a tempest, a young Ray Chambers discovered Shakespeare and set sail on a lifelong journey.  Now the Head of Acting at the University of San Diego / Old Globe Graduate Acting Program, he happily talks communicating ideas (it is hard!), overcoming obstacles (boy did he!) and the unexpected beauty of Pericles (can you say reunited?).

Contributing Editor:  Lucy Freyer




 July 14, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Jun 162015

Mrs. Shakespeare
June  16, 2015


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Irene Kelleher is lighting up the festival circuit with Mrs. Shakespeare, a play that critics are calling “demented, brilliant and totally necessary.”  Is it a one-woman homage to the Bard (Bard-ette?) or is it redemption for some of Shakespeare’s famously underwritten heroines?  See video below!

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Mrs. Shakespeare Theatre Play from Petr Stach on Vimeo.

 June 16, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
May 282015 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJuliet’s Nurse May  28, 2015   Pop quiz: to whom does Juliet speak most of her lines? Surprise – it’s not Romeo.  Hint: she’s a funny, bawdy woman with a vibrant imagination and a lust for life. If you guessed “Lois Leveen,” you’re in

 May 28, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
May 152015 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSTeaching Will May  16, 2015   Could the greatest Macbeth you’ll ever see be performed by an 8-year old? When author Mel Ryane thought she had reached “the end of the road” as an actor, she decided to widen the road.  Find out what William

 May 15, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Apr 212015 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS The Antaeus Company April 21, 2015      Bill Brochtrup joins the State of Shakespeare to talk the 99 seat theater plan and it’s future in Los Angeles, The Antaeus Company and the benefits of partner casting. Antaeus is a cooperative theater ensemble founded

 April 21, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Apr 092015 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Love’s Labor’s Won  Prologue War April 10, 2015      Why does everybody hate Rhetoric but love wordplay?  Scott Kaiser, author and Oregon Shakespeare Festival Director of Company Development, can’t repeat it often enough: take my epizeuxis please! Click here to follow along with the text. Click here

 April 9, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts