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Shakespeare

"Don’t worry if you don’t understand the first ten minutes [of a Shakespeare play] I don’t understand the first ten minutes 90 percent of the time, unless I really, really know the play and I've worked on it. Study the character list, actually. I think that's very helpful. If you can really...
Image of cassette tapes used courtesy of Seth Illys on WikiMedia Commons One of the most frustrating things about compelling interviews is editing. Often there is so much great video or audio (aka "tape ," in the parlance of audiophiles) that a lot of wonderful sound and images get cut...
For a guy who likely never advanced beyond grammar school, who made up words, and was once called an "upstart crow" by a critical peer, Shakespeare's done pretty well for himself. Almost certainly the most produced playwright of all time, and likely the most quoted as well, the Bard continues to be...
Washington, DC Amber Rose Johnson (RI), the 2010 Poetry Out Loud National Champion. Do you know what today is? Okay besides Duke Ellington's birthday. It's the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud . It's fitting that the street over which Ellington fixes his enlightened gaze ---U Street...
xApril 25, 2011 Washington, DC Adrian LaTourelle as Iachimo and Gretchen Hall as Imogen in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Cymbeline, directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman. Photo by Scott Suchman. For Gretchen Hall, the question was never “to act or not to act.” A born storyteller, the...
April 6, 2010 Boise, ID Guest Blogger: Mark Hofflund, Managing Director, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Chairman Landesman with Mark Hofflund (left) and Boise Mayor David H. Bieter on the Art Works Tour. Photo by Kyle Morgan It was a great day in Idaho yesterday. How fortunate we are to know NEA...