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Episode 540. Stevens Scholar Program

This week marks the birthday of Chris Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya who was killed in Benghazi in 2012. In 2013 Chris’s family established the Stevens Scholar Program at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at our alma mater … 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 526. Othello v. Othello

Patricia Burke-Hickey, Instructor of English at Phillips Exeter Academy, talks about seeing two possibly landmark interpretations of William Shakespeare’s Othello back to back: the New York Theatre Workshop production starring David Oyelowo (Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma) as the … Continue reading

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Episode 490. Shakespeare And Burlesque

Richard Schoch is Professor of Drama at Queen’s University in Belfast, and the author of “Not Shakespeare: Bardolatry and Burlesque in the 19th Century.” Richard was working at the Folger Shakespeare Library during our first week there and wrote a blog post about … Continue reading

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Episode 488. Studying Reduced Shakespeare

Doctoral candidate Ronan Hatfull is visiting Washington DC from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. He’s here to research 21st Century interpretations of Shakespeare, and focusing on the work of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. We asked Ronan to talk about his … Continue reading

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