Albert’s Adventures in Willy World Novel September 30, 2021
Prolific author, and two time guest, Scott Kaiser returns to tease his latest book, Albert’s Adventures in Willy World. It’s a detective story that pokes fun at the “Shakespeare Industry”, set in a fictional wonderland which may seem oddly familiar to friends of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where Scott spent 28 seasons.
Henry VI, Part 3: Act 3, Scene 2 Gloucester August 25, 2021
Why Shakespeare? Jeffrey Wilson, the author of the book Shakespeare and Trump, explores this question in depth, centering on the character of Richard III. Why is evil so exciting and good so boring? Is deformity a sign of his evil or is the deformity and social stigma the cause of it? We explore the textual, ethical, interpretive problems that Shakespeare presents in the modern age.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act 3, Scene 1 Bottom July 18, 2021
Live theatre is back! Our guest, Patrick Harvey, is a member of the inaugural cast of the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival. He’s playing Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hartford’s Playhouse on Park. In this interview, Patrick shares why he especially loves playing characters who speak in prose – hint: it’s not all about the verse.
Titus Andronicus: Act 1, Scene 4 Tamora June 28, 2021
Kamilah Long, the Managing Director of Play On Shakespeare, is a force of nature. Growing up in Alabama, she discovered Shakespeare and has never looked back. Kamilah has big plans for Play On Shakespeare and performs Tamora from Titus Andronicus. If you have doubts about the Play On Project, Kamilah goes a long way to dispelling them.
The Folger Shakespeare Library stands in a prominent place in our nation’s capital. Since its founding, the building, its architecture, contents, and programming have been thoughtfully curated with this in mind. Dr. Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, reveals how Shakespeare’s works influenced our nation’s founders and helped to shape a philosophy of government and the very structure of our constitution. We also learn how the Folger Library continues to nurture the thought leaders of today and is creating astonishing digital resources for the future.
Who better to ask what Shakespeare can teach us about the turbulent times we are living in than Barry Edelstein – the Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theater in San Diego and one of the foremost producers and directors of Shakespeare working today? Recorded just days after the January 6th, 2021 uprising at the Capital, we discuss the current crises facing the country and in the world of Theater. What is the Old Globe doing to keep the curtain up and how is the company setting the stage for a post-pandemic future? (Monologue: Hamlet Act II scene 2)
https://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/PatrickPage.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS 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.”
https://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/TenYears.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS 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
http://media.blubrry.com/stateofshakespeare/p/www.stateofshakespeare.com/TSS/Media/SusanHeyward.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | TuneIn | RSS The Taming of the Shrew: Act 4, Scene 3KatherineDecember 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
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