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 The Antaeus Company
April 21, 2015

 

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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 to empower the actor and to bring classical theater to Los Angeles. The company exists to create a family of artists and audiences and is dedicated to exploring stories with enduring themes. Taking their company name from the Titan who gained strength by touching the Earth, Antaeus members — many of whom are familiar to film and television audiences — regain their creative strength by returning to the wellspring of their craft: live theater. Members of the company span a wide range of age, ethnicity and experience; they have performed on Broadway, at major regional theaters across the country, in film, television and on local stages, and are the recipients of numerous accolades including Tony, Los Angeles and New York Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, LA Weekly, and Back Stage Garland nominations and awards. Audiences, who never see an understudy due to Antaeus’ trademark “partner casting,” frequently return to see the same play in the hands of an equally excellent but very different set of actors.

 April 21, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Apr 092015
 

  Love’s Labor’s Won  Prologue
War
April 10, 2015

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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!

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 April 9, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Mar 192015
 

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Sonnet 65

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Louis Colaianni on Sonnet 65 and how the miracle of language conquers time.

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 March 19, 2015  Interviews
Mar 052015
 

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Prologue
March, 2015

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Louis Colaianni, co-author (with Cal Pritner) of How to Speak Shakespeare, takes us on the most delightful deconstruction of the famous “Two Households” prologue we’ve ever heard.

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 March 5, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Feb 262015
 

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“Hot and bold,” or “weak and cold?”  How “old” is Shakespeare’s English, really?  Louis Colaianni, Voice into Shakespeare professor at Yale University, has the answer.

 February 26, 2015  Asides
Feb 122015
 

  The Winter’s Tale  Act 3, Scene 2
Hermione
February 11, 2015

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How does an actor give voice to unspeakable grief?  Don’t fake the funk.   Jolly Abraham, appearing as Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at New York’s Pearl Theater, breathes life into Shakespeare’s most *ahem* “statuesque” heroine.

The Winter’s Tale begins previews at the Pearl Theater on February 10th and runs through March 15th.  Click here for more information and tickets.

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Click here for the First Folio version.

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 February 12, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Jan 142015
 

  Hamlet  Act 4, Scene 4 Hamlet January 14, 2015     Choose the words! Eric Tucker, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Bedlam, lets us in past the velvet ropes for a look at a company that is being lauded as one of the best in New York City.  Performing a piece from Act 4, Scene 4 of Hamlet,

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 January 14, 2015  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Dec 092014
 

  Much Ado About Nothing  Act 1, Scene 1 Beatrice December 9, 2014     Do the math!  What do you get when you cross “It’s a Wonderful Life” with “His Girl Friday?”  It’s a very merry Much Ado.  Actress Marion Adler joins us from the rehearsal hall at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey‘s holiday-themed production of Much Ado

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 December 9, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Nov 182014
 

  Billy Shakespeare – The Movie November 17, 2014        What if William Shakespeare were alive and writing today?  For writer/director/producer Deborah Voorhees, this curious question led to a feature length film.  Billy Shakespeare – The Movie is an irreverent tale about a modern day Shakespeare.  The film trifles with Shakespeare’s sexuality, slings arrows at

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 November 18, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Oct 062014
 

  Sonnet 29 October 6, 2014      “The words you talk, that’ll be the words you walk”  Devon Glover is spreading the Shakespeare word in a unique and refreshingly new way.  As The Sonnet Man, Devon is introducing Shakespeare to students by turning the Sonnets into hip hop masterpieces.  Putting Shakespeare to a beat connects

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 October 6, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts