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Episode 536. Discussing ‘Much Ado’

Austin Tichenor‘s production of Much Ado About Nothing closed its four-performance run last weekend at Pacific University in Oregon, and on opening night, department chair Ellen Margolis conducted a Q&A where they talked about conceptual and dramaturgical choices, the importance of authorial … Continue reading

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Episode 532. Shakespeare & Trump

How should / would / will William Shakespeare respond to a character like President Trump? We talk with Shakespeare artists and administrators Kate Powers, Amy Wratchford, Mya Gosling, and Mac MacDaniel about productions they’d like to see during the next four years … Continue reading

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Episode 531. Thinking Shakespeare’s Text

Scott Parkinson is one of the truly great American interpreters of Shakespeare, and certainly the only one we know personally who will talk to us. While chatting about his recent Writers Theatre production of Julius Caesar (which he adapted, co-directed, and … Continue reading

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Episode 530. British ‘LongLost’ Opening

The UK cast of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) — James Percy, Joe Maudsley, and Matt Pearson — reflect on the craziness of the opening performances of this 50-city tour, and discuss the process of taking LongLostShakes out of … Continue reading

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Episode 529. Shakespeare’s Original Pronunciation

Author, actor, director, and producer Ben Crystal tells us about his work researching, performing, and teaching Shakespeare’s words in their original 400-year-old pronunciations. Featuring the evolution of language and pronunciation, how accent affects movement and behavior, the king of rock and … Continue reading

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