Jul 202016

UntitledMacbeth  Act 1, Scene 7
 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!

Click here to follow along with the speech.

Click here for the First Folio Version.

Click here for a scanned version.

Jun 092016

Titus Andronicus Act 3, Scene 1
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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.

Click here to follow along with the text.

Click here for a scanned version of the text.

May 162016

As You Like It  Act 2, Scene 1
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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.

Click here to follow along with the text.

Click here for the First Folio Version.

Click here for the scanned version of the text.

Apr 202016

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April 21, 2016


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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 has some big plans for The Bard’s Birthday Celebration!  And a fantastic season ahead…

Information on the celebration:  Shakespeare in the Parking Lot or Bryant Park

Mar 302016

Hamlet  Act 4, Scene 4
March 31, 2016


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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 the same.

Click here to follow along with the text.

Click here to see a scanned version of the text.

Click here for the Second Quarto Version.

Visit his websites:  David Carl and Busey Hamlet

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Feb 242016

  Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
February 25, 2016


Montana Shakespeare in the Parks director Kevin Asselin. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham

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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 the Rockies.  An undeniable resource in the land of natural resources, Asselin and Montana Shakes are a thing of wonder.

Listen to our interview with the “Two Pauls” as they talk Shakespeare on the Road!

Contributing Editor: Lucy Freyer

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

Dec 152015

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/ShakespeareinEducation.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSwith Xavier Pacheco December 15, 2015 x            More than fun and games?  Valedictorian Xavier Pacheco challenges your assumptions about STEM and the value of Arts in education.  Hear how Shakespeare and the Epic Theatre Ensemble changed one student’s life.

Nov 302015

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/DebraAnnByrd.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Othello Act 5, Scene 2 Othello November 30, 2015     From Henrietta Vinton Davis to Paul Robeson to The Harlem Shakespeare Festival, African American Shakespeare has a long rich history. Debra Ann Byrd, the delightful HSF Founding Artistic Director, continues the tradition with an all-female production

Nov 052015

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/TedLewis.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Twelfth Night Act 2, Scene 5 Malvolio November 5, 2015    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