Nov 292016
 

UntitledMacbeth Act 1, Scene 7
Macbeth
 November 11, 2016

 

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“Unsexy” and “middle-class” are not words you would naturally associate with Ty Jones, the actor and Producing Artistic Director of the Classical Theatre of Harlem.   But when it comes to his vision for the future of the American Theatre, Mr. Jones makes no bones about what it will take for both actors and theatre companies to survive and thrive.   We get a taste of his critically-acclaimed turn as the lead in CTH’s record-breaking production of Macbeth, and learn why our foreign policy leaders should listen carefully to Shakespeare.

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Contributing Editor: Andres Montejo

Oct 072016
 

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Novel
 October 6, 2016

 

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Shaken, not Stirred.  Was Shakespeare involved in a treasonous conspiracy to bring down the British monarch?  Our guest, author and historian Jacopo Della Quercia, spins a fantastical yarn that places Shakespeare at the center of the real-life Gunpowder Plot of 1605.  Della Quercia’s latest novel, License to Quill, is a James Bond-esque Spy thriller set in a Elizabethan England where the truth may indeed be stranger than fiction.

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Contributing Editor: Andres Montejo

Aug 152016
 

UntitledHenry VI, Part 3  Act 3, Scene 2
Richard of Gloucester
 August 15, 2016

 

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The pursuit of…. Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director of The Drilling Company and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot relates Richard of Gloucester’s pursuit of the crown with, among other things, the current election and a petulant teenager.  Hear the speech and his fascinating take on the character everyone loves to hate.

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Jul 202016
 

UntitledMacbeth  Act 1, Scene 7
Macbeth
 July 20, 2016

 

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Something wicked this way comes!  Maria-Christina Oliveras and Nance Williamson are two-thirds of a three woman Macbeth playing at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  They explore how Macbeth’s “vaulting ambition” resonates today, the challenges of doing a three woman play and how the weather changes everything!

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Jun 092016
 

Titus Andronicus Act 3, Scene 1
Titus
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June 9, 2016

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What if you threw a party and sh!t got a little crazy and then you decided to read Shakespeare’s entire canon?  You might be Valorie Curry and Sam Underwood, two hot young actor/producers with a healthy appetite for wine, wordplay and Bardolatry.  Listen as they finish each others sentences, reveal discoveries they have made and bring Titus Andronicus to a whole new place.

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May 162016
 

As You Like It  Act 2, Scene 1
Duke Senior
May 13, 2016

 

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To Cut or not to Cut… What would you have if the “two hours traffic of our stage?” were trimmed down to the length of your average sit-com?  A lot of hard choices.  Author, Teacher and Performer Nick Newlin presents The 30-Minute Shakespeare Anthology.

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Apr 202016
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/ShakespeareintheParkingLot.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHappy Birthday Shakespeare! Hamilton Clancy / Shakespeare in the Parking Lot April 21, 2016      Hamilton Clancy feels that Shakespeare in THE Parking Lot is the perfect place to do Shakespeare.  It is a metaphorical melting pot that highlights Shakespeare’s diversity of characters.  He

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Mar 302016
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/DavidCarl.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHamlet  Act 4, Scene 4 Hamlet March 31, 2016   Actor and comedian David Carl breaks some rules with his one man show, “Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet, as Performed by David Carl” to New York and Chicago this summer.  We promise you, the Dane will never be

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Feb 242016
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/KevinAsselin.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Montana Shakespeare in the Parks February 25, 2016 xxx You might call them “the Shakespeare gypsies of the Mountain West.”  Serving over 60 communities in 5 states, Kevin Asselin and the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks continue the long, rich tradition of Shakespeare in

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Jan 282016
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/XavierPacheco.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2 Hamlet January 28, 2016    Just out of High School, Xavier Pacheco represents the future of Shakespeare.  Bright, insightful and articulate, Pacheco holds forth on what Shakespeare offers high school students, how to approach the English Speaking Union Shakespeare

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