Dec 152017
 

   The Winter’s Tale Act 3, Scene 2Untitled
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 Mobile Unit’s production of The Winter’s Tale, talks the audiences, the impact and of course what is going on in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved “problem” plays.

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Nov 152017
 

Untitled   Improvised Shakespeare Company

November 15, 2017

 

  

Shakespeare as Socrates? … The founder and AD of the Improvised Shakespeare Company, Blaine Swen cozies up to the mic to drop some knowledge.  It’s anything but Greek philosophy as Blaine shares some tricks of the trade and recites a never before heard Shakespeare Prologue.

 

 

Oct 062017
 

Untitled   Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play On! Project

Measure for Measure

October 6, 2017

 

   

Just in time for Halloween… How do you make a 400-year-old laugh?  (Tickle his funny bone.)  Aditi Kapil and Liz Engelman are digging up ways to breathe life into some of Shakespeare’s (ahem) “mustier” laugh lines for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Play On! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare” project.  Aditi and Liz talk about teaming up on Measure for Measure,  and the problem with Pompey’s posthumous punch-lines.

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Aug 282017
 

Untitled   Oregon Shakespeare Festival Play On! Project

The Merchant of Venice

August 28, 2017

 

  

Play On! Playwright Elise Thoron and Dramaturg Julie Dubiner have teamed up to take on the tricky business of “translating” The Merchant of Venice for The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play On Project.  Find out how Thoron and Dubiner are tackling one of the most ambitious, talked-about, and controversial projects in the world of contemporary Shakespeare performance – and get a taste of what a modern translation of The Merchant of Venice might sound like.

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Jul 272017
 

Untitled   Utah Shakespeare Festival 

July 26, 2017

 

    

What is the future of Shakespeare?  Brian Vaughn, the Artistic Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival talks to us about the new developments at the USF, how current events might affect Shakespeare Festivals and what he looks for in an actor.  With Mr. Vaughn at the helm, the future looks bright.

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Jun 202017
 

Untitled   Illinois Shakespeare Festival 
I Heart Juliet 

June 20, 2017

 

     

Kevin Rich is on the move.  As the Artistic Director of The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Kevin’s commitment to Applied Shakespeare has inspired him to seek out new and bold voices, including the Q Brothers Collective.  The Q’s will be premiering I Heart Juliet at the ISF this summer.  What surprises are in store?  Kevin has the answers.

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