Apr 252013
 

Richard III      Act I, Scene i   
Gloucester
April 2, 2013

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What is Shakespeare’s idea of tragedy?  Is an audience seduced by Richard?  What happens to the soul of ambition after the final prize has been won?  Is there any sympathy left for this devil?  The answers and much more, including a fantastic reading of the opening speech, can be found in Part II of our interview about Richard III with Ron Russell and Jim Wallert of the Epic Theatre EnsembleTheir production of Richard III: Born With Teeth runs through May 4th.  For details click here.

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Apr 162013
 

Richard III      Act I, Scene i   
Gloucester
April 2, 2013

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Born with Teeth!   Can a company that rose from the ashes of 9/11 make a difference?  The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  The Epic Theater Ensemble has created a fantastic model of socially responsible, education- oriented theater.  Executive Director Ron Russell and Associate Artistic Director Jim Wallert talk about the company’s mission of outreach, developing new audiences and the “why” of engagement.  We discuss the dialogue they create with their audience, the use of emerging technology and, of course, the upcoming production of Richard III: Born With Teeth.  It’s not your grandmother’s musty dusty Shakespeare!

Click here to see the text.  Click for here for the Epic Theater version.

Click here to see a fully scanned version of the text.