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.

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
Hamlet
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

The Reviews are in:

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/theater/if-you-want-to-make-a-hamlet-you-have-to-break-some-rules.html?smid=fb-share&referer=http://m.facebook.com&_r=0

http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2016/G/garybuseysonemanhamlet.php

Feb 242016
 

  Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
February 25, 2016

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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
 

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Hamlet
January 28, 2016

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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 competition and why Shakespeare is still important in the modern age.

Video of Xavier performing at the English Speaking Union NYC Finals.

Click here for a modern version of the text.

Click here for Xavier Pacheco’s version of the text.

Click here for a First Folio version of the text.

Click here for a Scanned Version of the text.

Click here for a bio of Melissa Friedman and Epic Theatre Ensemble.

Contributing Editor:  Lucy Freyer

Dec 152015
 

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December 15, 2015

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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

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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

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Oct 012015
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/NanceWilliamson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival/The Pearl Theater    Rave reviews in both The New York Times and Wall Street Journal for Nance Williamson, currently appearing in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Eric Tucker, playing

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Sep 102015
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/RalfJeanPierre.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS  Romeo and Juliet  Act 3, Scene 3 Friar Laurence September 10, 2015    Inspired by Joseph Papp, Ralf Jean Pierre, aka “The Spearbearer,” traveled over 4000 miles across the United States by bicycle.  His quest: bring Shakespeare to the people, and find out whether he could create an

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