Jun 242019
 
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Polishing Shakespeare

June 24, 2019

Brian Dykstra has written the play Polishing Shakespeare in reaction to the Play On Translation project. Should Shakespeare be translated? If this interview doesn’t reveal Brian’s answer, his play will. The reading is on July 1st.

Information about the reading and The Resident Acting Company.

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May 312019
 
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As You Like It. Act II, Scene 7. Jacques

May 29, 2019

Shakespeare in Qatar

How is Doha, Qatar like Elizabethan London? David Pearson is 7200 miles from where he grew up and 3200 miles from where Shakespeare lived. How did he end up in Qatar and how do they do Shakespeare in this small desert country? The answers are amazing.

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Apr 112019
 
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Shakespeare in Taiwan

April 12, 2019

Shakespeare in America

Jenny Bennett, a fourth generation theater creator, has been doing #Shakespeare since she was knee high to a grasshopper. From Harlem, to Staunton, Virginia, all the way to Taiwan, she listens with her eyes and looks with her ears while she explores the intersection between communication and language.

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Feb 252019
 
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Gertrude and Claudius

February 25, 2019

The Orlando Shakespeare Festival

Jim Helsinger is bringing a bold vision to the Orlando Shakespeare Festival. In repertory with Hamlet, he is doing the World Premiere of Gertrude and Claudius, a precursor to Shakespeare’s most famous play. Based on John Updike’s novel, Gertrude and Claudius lends depth to the characters in Hamlet and holds a few surprises too!

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Jan 302019
 
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The Container Globe

January 29, 2019

Falstaff:  Henry IV, Part I

Angus Vail Rocks! While running the business office for the band Kiss, Angus is building the Container Globe: a modern Globe Theater from re-purposed shipping containers. As entertaining as he is determined, Mr. Vail talks all the possibilities and obstacles he sees in this brilliant way of bringing Shakespeare to life. Oh, and he also does a pretty brilliant Falstaff!

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Dec 222018
 
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The Tempest: Act 1, Scene 2

Prospero

December 22, 2018

If you have a lot of words, you have a lot of need. Ray Dooley has a lot to say. After over 40 years in the business his insights are second to none. Breaking down Act 1 of the Tempest, Ray makes a leap into acting principles that every actor needs to hear.

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Nov 272018
 

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Oct 202018
 

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Sep 202018
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/JPNewVision.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | TuneIn | RSS John Patrick lays out a bold new vision for the future of training actors.  Could we all be Acting Teachers? Listen to his full interview here.

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