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Twelfth Night    Act 1, Scene 1
Duke Orsino
July 1, 2014

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“High fantastical?”  What in Illyria is that supposed to mean?  We pack our gypsy trunk and catch up with Grant Goodman to find out.  Come along as we hop a mid stop, ride the text and listen as Jim schools Gerritt in a scansion smackdown.  Grant Goodman plays the lovesick Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, opening July 2nd, 2014.

Click here to read Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene i – First Folio.

Click here to read Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene i  - modern text.

Click here to read Twelfth Night: Act 1, Scene i – scansion.

 July 1, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Jun 112014
 

All’s Well that Ends Well     Act 4, Scene 3
Parolles
June 12, 2014

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“Holy Parolles!” How do you make an audience fall in love with Shakespeare’s most irreverent, blasphemous and despicable characters?  Fusing his modern sensibility with an innate feel for the text, mad comic genius Jason O’Connell reprises his unforgettable Parolles from All’s Well that Ends Well.  (Catch Jason and SoS favorites Katie Hartke and Gabra Zackman in The Liar, opening this week at The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival!)

Click here to see Act 4, Scene 3 - First Folio.

Click here to see Act 4, Scene 3 – modern.

Click here for a fully scanned version of Act 4, Scene 3.

 June 11, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
May 282014
 

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Ariel
Act III, Scene iii & Various Speeches
May 14, 2014

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“Was’t well done?” Erin Partin, a familiar face at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, forges into the fantastical world of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.    When magician and sprite tangle, whose humanity is at stake?  Fun ensues as we discover what makes this tricksy spirit tick.

Ms. Partin plays Ariel in The Tempest, playing at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey from May 28th to June 22nd. Click here for more info.

Click here to see the various speeches we cover.

Click here to see Act 3, Scene 3 - First Folio.

Click here to see Act 3, Scene 3 – modern.

Click here for a fully scanned version of Act 3, Scene 3.

 

 May 28, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
May 152014
 

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Giving deeper meaning to the concept of Networking, Actor Rebecca Watson reveals what it takes and how far she is willing to go to pursue roles.   Touching on professional behavior and her own gambits, Ms. Watson is relentless when it comes to finding work.

 May 15, 2014  Asides
Apr 142014
 

Shakespeare on Film
February 6, 2014

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Is a film set just another “venue” in which to perform Shakespeare?   John Osburn has spent over twenty years studying the medium that didn’t exist when Shakespeare was writing.  Filmmakers and actors from Laurence Olivier to Orson Welles to Joss Whedon have tackled the tricky business of putting the Bard on film.   Can the magic of the silver screen enhance the experience of a Shakespeare play, or is something lost in translation?   

 

 April 14, 2014  Interviews, Podcasts
Mar 312014
 

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How does an actor compel an audience to listen?  According to actor James Newcomb, the art of creating a role demands discipline, sweat… and sometimes a good long soak in a steaming bath.  Jamie reflects on his process and what Fluellen (Henry V)  might teach a young actor about the care that craftsmanship demands.  James Newcomb will be playing the Welsh Captain at the the Chicago Shakespeare Theater opening April 29th.

 

 March 31, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Mar 242014
 
Shakespeare & Co. - Origin Story.

Podcast: Play in new window | Download    Actor James Newcomb tells the story of how he became a founding member of Shakespeare & Co.  A peek into the inception of one of our most beloved Shakespeare companies.

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 March 24, 2014  Asides, Interviews
Feb 242014
 
Kelley Curran

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2     Act 2, Scene 3 Lady Percy January 20, 2014   Lost the fresh blood in your cheeks?  As the better half of Shakespeare’s famously sexy couple from Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Kelley Curran‘s Lady Percy puts the “hot”

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 February 24, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
Feb 022014
 
Matrix Richard III

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Robert Richmond and Richard Sheridan Willis are at it again, with a daring production of Richard III at the Folger Theater.  Get a glimpse into the Actor’s neurosis (and director’s!) as we talk about the process of working on one of Shakespeare’s most adored plays.

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 February 2, 2014  Asides
Jan 272014
 
Robert Richmond and Richard Sheridan Willis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Tempest     Act 4, Scene 1 Prospero The Tempest     Act 2, Scene 2 Caliban December 5, 2013     Dreams are being made at the Warehouse Theater in Greenville, SC.  Robert Richmond and Richard Sheridan Willis continue their 20 year collaboration with The Tempest. Combining

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 January 27, 2014  Artists, Interviews, Podcasts
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