Apr 202016

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Hamilton Clancy / Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
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

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.

Oct 012015

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival/The Pearl Theater

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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 at the Pearl Theater.  Click here for more information.

Contributing editor:  Lucy Freyer

Mar 192015

Sonnet 65

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Louis Colaianni on Sonnet 65 and how the miracle of language conquers time.

Click here to follow along with the text.

Click here for a scanned version of the text.

Feb 262015


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“Hot and bold,” or “weak and cold?”  How “old” is Shakespeare’s English, really?  Louis Colaianni, Voice into Shakespeare professor at Yale University, has the answer.

Aug 152014


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Why do most audiences look frighteningly homogenous, and why should we be alarmed?  Actor Drew Cortese makes an impassioned plea for diversity in theater.   How will embracing a wider view of the world we live in today inform the way we tell stories, and what fate awaits us if we fail?

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.

Mar 242014


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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.

Feb 022014

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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.

Dec 132013


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Katie Hartke has taught Shakespeare to cadets at West Point and children in elementary schools.  Just how palatable is Shakespeare with these shining-faced schoolboys and the (not-so) bearded soldiers – and what do they have in common?  Hint: You will be surprised!