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!
The Nightmare Dream
Adapted and Directed by Neal J. Freeman
What would happen if Shakespeare was “bitten” by Bram Stoker’s Dracula? One man aims to find out.
Neal J. Freeman has created a mash up of two classic texts: Midsummer and Dracula. The Nightmare ‘Dream’ is the Shakespeare play told through a classic horror film lens with a healthy dose of tongue-in cheek. As the lovers embark on their famous journey into the woods, they encounter a villain unlike any imagined by Shakespeare. No ruffled neck is safe in this, the ORIGINAL douchey teen vampire drama.
The Nightmare ‘Dream’ will play Sunday 8/11 at 6pm, Monday 8/12 at 9:30pm, Thursday 8/15 at 9:30pm, Friday 8/16 at 3:45pm, and Sunday 8/18 at 4:15pm.
Tickets on sale July 19 at www.fringenyc.org.
Watch a video here:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act II, Scene i
Oberon & Titania
June 14, 2013
It’s the quintessential Midsummer experience. A visit to Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, California is a delight for all five of the senses. In celebration of their 40th season of bringing the magic of Shakespeare to life on their idyllic outdoor stage, the Company is reviving its beloved production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Feast your ears on this brief excerpt from Act II, Scene i, featuring founding company members Ellen Geer and Melora Marshall.
Click here to follow along with the text.
What do the Bodleian Library, John Heminge, Harry Condell and Colin David Reese have in common? They all converge on stage in the international hit Shakespeare Unbound. Exploring the creation of the First Folio, Mr. Reese makes some awesome discoveries in this short aside. Here is a trailer for the show:
How did Jim Devita end up going from New York to Wisconsin and then back to New York with a one man show? If you haven’t heard of the American Players Theater, you should have. Listen to Jim’s journey, about APT’s mission and how both look to create authentic Shakespeare productions at a very large outdoor theater in this brief aside from The State of Shakespeare. You may just end up moving to Spring Green, Wisconsin.
What is the underlying theory behind Tadashi Suzuki’s Acting Training Method? How is it useful to an actor? What are the haturo? Jeffrey Hawkins talks about the training, the beauty, the aesthetic and how to maintain stillness in the face of gigantic blood sucking insects.
If you ever wondered about this training, here’s a good place to start.
The folks at the Shakespeare Forum are at it again! Their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream just opened. Director Tyler Moss speaks about some of the discoveries, the delights and his unique interpretations of one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies. Expect truth, expect laughs, expect love juice.
Playing at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway btw. White & Walker St. 4th Floor. Running December 5-16th at 8pm, matinees at 2pm. For more info go to The Shakespeare Forum.