Aug 132018
 

Liz Wisan is a member of the New Neighborhood, a theater company in NYC.  She also works seriously as a clown.  Although she admits that sometimes it feels like she is in a cult, she finds the clown work extremely rewarding as an actor.  Check this short interview out!

And here is her full interview about working on Kate in Taming of the Shrew!

Jul 312018
 

UntitledThe Taming of the Shrew, Act 5, Scene 2
Kate
July 31, 2018

 

       

Liz Wisan is performing Kate in her first season at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  What surprises does she have for the role and does Hudson Valley have for her?  A rousing interview about love and relationships ensues.

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Here is a link to Liz talking about clowns and her company The New Neighborhood.  

Jun 292018
 

UntitledRichard II; Act 3, Scene 2
Richard
July 1, 2018

 

       

In her second season at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Julia Coffey takes on the role of Richard II, Shakespeare’s most famous deposed king.  It’s a play which bridges the gap between the medieval and the modern world, and with a woman in the title role, this production opens some intriguing questions about the times we’re living in today.

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For tickets and information about the production of Richard II, please click here:

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

May 302018
 

UntitledHenry V; Prologue
Chorus
May 31, 2018

 

   

Like a great Jazz Musician, Shakespeare uses Iambic pentameter as the underlying time signature to his rhetorical flourishes.  David Hammond explores this and many other ways of approaching the first playwright to give his characters language that pursues objective actions.

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Apr 242018
 

The Lost Letters of William ShakespeareUntitled
April 24, 2018

 

 

Years ago, Terry Tamminen was given a treasure trove of letters, reported as written by Shakespeare.  Are they real?  If so, they give a never before seen insight into the life of the playwright we know as William Shakespeare.

 

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Mar 282018
 

UntitledOthello; Act 2, Scene 3
Iago
March 28, 2018

 

  

“What’s he then that says I play the villain?”  Iago may be the baddest of Shakespeare’s bad guys, so what’s the trick to keeping the audience on your side when you’re clearly up to no good?  According to our guest Lee Nishri-Howitt, the answer lies in the structure.  Join us for a conversation with Lee about his journey from a non-native speaker of English, to becoming a professional vocal and dialect coach.

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Mar 152018
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/MichaelUrieStarts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS   Alone on stage and getting laughs, Michael Urie had a question.  The answer is not what he expected. Click here to listen to his interview on Hamlet.   

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Feb 282018
 

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Jan 262018
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/BenjaminCurns.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSMacbeth; Act 3, Scene 1 Macbeth January 25, 2018   Benjamin Curns has been with the American Shakespeare Center for 16 years.  In this interview with a recent black belt, Ben describes the magic of ASC, the perspective

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Dec 152017
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/_PatrenaMurray.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS   The Winter’s Tale Act 3, Scene 2 Paulina December 15, 2017     Have Bard, Will Travel!  The Public Theater’s Mobil Unit brings Shakespeare all over the 5 boroughs of NYC.  Patrena Murray, playing Paulina in the

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