Mar 192021
 

March 19, 2021

Villain? Master Painter? Sociopath? Surfer? Patrick Page has spent a lifetime acting Shakespeare. He has become fascinated by villains, leading to a one man show “All the Devils are Here.” What does it take to play a villain well? Patrick has some fascinating answers.

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Feb 282021
 

February 28, 2021

Jim and Gerritt celebrate ten years of The State of Shakespeare.  We listen to some of our most memorable guests from the early days of the podcast and share our favorite moments from the past decade.

Dec 122020
 

The Taming of the Shrew: Act 4, Scene 3
Katherine

December 13, 2020

As a young “bookworm,” she fell in love with Shakespeare’s intoxicating language.   But after an early career playing Shakespeare’s romantic ingenues, Susan Heyward began to wonder whether modern theatre’s relationship with Shakespeare is as healthy as it once seemed.  Is it time to break up and explore “language affairs with other playwrights”?

Oct 212020
 

Bob Dylan and William Shakespeare:
The True Performing of It.

October 25, 2020

Author and scholar Andrew Muir is fascinated with two poets: one “the greatest artist of all time” and another “the most important artist since the second World War.”  They may have more in common than mere verses can express.  His latest book “Dylan & Shakespeare: The True Performing of It” explores why. From live performances to influencing genres to the “instability of revered verse”, Muir has spent a lifetime studying the two Bards. And it is so much more than words, words, words.

For more information on Dylan and Shakespeare: The True Performing of It, Click here.

Sep 302020
 

Richard III: Act 1, Scene 2
Richard, Duke of Gloucester
September 30, 2020

Words, words, words. Milan Dragicevich is fascinated by what he calls “the verbal surface” – a place where rhetoric lies and where you will take your voice to the borders of your personality. Milan believes that rhetoric is not just the art of persuasion but a chance to contribute to something bigger than ourselves.

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Aug 252020
 

King Lear: Act 2, Scene 2
Kent

August 28, 2020

He is neither a knave, beggar or a coward, but rather a champion of the Bard! Paul Sugarman has been working with Shakespeare his whole life. Most recently, he is bringing Shakespeare to life with the Instant Shakespeare Company. In this rousing interview, Mr. Sugarman discusses his company, using the First Folio and Shakespearean insults.

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Jun 302020
 

Before “quarantine” and “social distancing” and “Zoom” were household words we were just beginning to grasp the impact of the sudden shuttering of our theatres. Shirine shares her thoughts on how to survive the times, the production of Timon of Athens and shares Queen Margaret’s infamous speech from Henry VI, Part 3.

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May 312020
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/ScottNewstok.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS How to Think Like ShakespeareMay 31, 2020   What can we learn about the state of modern education by taking a look back at how young pupils were schooled during Shakespeare’s day?   Our

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Apr 162020
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/HassanJamal.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS The L.A. Subway Shakespeare Project April 15, 2020 What do John Cassavettes, August Wilson and the Three Stooges have in common?  They all inspired Hassan Jamal to create the LA Subway Shakespeare Project.

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Feb 232020
 

http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/DaveHitz.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS The Play On Project February 20, 2020 Kenneth Cavender said, translations are like lovers.  The faithful ones aren’t beautiful, the beautiful ones aren’t faithful. Dave Hitz is putting this quote to the test

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