May 282015

Juliet’s Nurse
May  28, 2015


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Pop quiz: to whom does Juliet speak most of her lines? Surprise – it’s not Romeo.  Hint: she’s a funny, bawdy woman with a vibrant imagination and a lust for life. If you guessed “Lois Leveen,” you’re in for a delightful interview with the award-winning author of Juliet’s Nurse, the untold history of one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters.

Click here to follow along with the Nurse’s speech from Act 1, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet.

May 152015

Teaching Will
May  16, 2015


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Could the greatest Macbeth you’ll ever see be performed by an 8-year old? When author Mel Ryane thought she had reached “the end of the road” as an actor, she decided to widen the road.  Find out what William Shakespeare and ten kids gave Mel Ryane that Hollywood couldn’t.