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
 

Twelfth Night

November 27, 2018

Shakespeare in Detroit, Black Ops Theater Company

JaMeeka Holloway Burrell is on the rise.  The founder and Artistic Director of Black Ops Theater Company  just directed Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in Detroit.  Having discovered Shakespeare at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, JaMeeka approaches her work with fresh eyes, frank questions and aims to bring Shakespeare into the 21st Century.

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Oct 202018
 

Romeo and Juliet  Act 3, Scene 2

Juliet

October 19, 2018

Zuzanna Szadowski is playing Juliet and Yelena in Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet.  What is in store when Chekhov characters have the Shakespeare play as their subtext?  A world of possibilities is realized in this thrilling production from the minds of Bedlam!

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Sep 282018
 

Titus Andronicus  Act 5, Scene 1

Aaron

September 28, 2018

Jackson Dean sees the English Speaking Union‘s Shakespeare competition as more of a celebration of Shakespeare.  Having won this past years competition, he has lots to celebrate.  With an affinity for villains and a keen sense of text, Jackson’s future looks bright.

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See the video of his performance:

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Sep 202018
 

John Patrick lays out a bold new vision for the future of training actors.  Could we all be Acting Teachers?

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Aug 302018
 

August 30, 2018

Voice Coach

Acting Teacher

Welcome to the Revolution!  John Patrick is calling for a radical change to the way we approach voice work and actor training. 

Click here to listen to John Patrick’s thoughts on Actor Training.

Sam Shepard Quote:

“I feel there are territories within that are totally unknown.
Huge, mysterious and dangerous territories. We think we know ourselves, when we really know only this little bitty part. We have this social person that we present to each other. We have all these galaxies inside of us.

And if we don’t enter those in art, of one kind or another, whether it’s playwriting, or painting or music, or whatever, then I don’t understand the point in doing anything.

I try to go into parts of myself that are unknown. And I think that those parts are related to everybody. They’re not unique to me. They’re not my personal domain.

Catharsis is getting rid of something. I’m not looking to get rid of it, I’m looking to find it. I’m not doing this in order to vent demons. I want to shake hands with them.”

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Aug 132018
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/LizWisanClown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS Liz Wisan is a member of the New Neighborhood, a theater company in NYC.  She also works seriously as a clown.  Although she admits that sometimes it feels like she is in a cult, she

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Jul 312018
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/LizWisan.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS The Taming of the Shrew, Act 5, Scene 2 Kate July 31, 2018           Liz Wisan is performing Kate in her first season at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  What surprises does she have

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Jun 292018
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/JuliaCoffey.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS Richard II; Act 3, Scene 2 Richard July 1, 2018           In her second season at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Julia Coffey takes on the role of Richard II, Shakespeare’s most famous

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May 302018
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/DavidHammond.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS Henry V; Prologue Chorus May 31, 2018       Like a great Jazz Musician, Shakespeare uses Iambic pentameter as the underlying time signature to his rhetorical flourishes.  David Hammond explores this and many other

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