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Episode 562. Reframing The Shrew

Ron West, whose adaptation of The Comedy of Errors won a Jeff Award for best adaptation when Chicago Shakespeare Theatre produced it in 2008, is back at Chicago Shakes with a new framing device for Barbara Gaines’ all female production of … Continue reading

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Episode 560. Water Will Come

Jeff Goodell (left, shown touring Alaska with President Obama) is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and the author of “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World.” In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey … Continue reading

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Episode 557. Potted Potter P’nomenon

Daniel Clarkson is the co-creator of the international (and un-reduced) sensation Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience. Dan talks about that unauthorized aspect and reveals other tidbits about the show’s origins, his (cough) comic heroes, the challenges of compressing seven … Continue reading

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Episode 556. Abridged Too Far?

We premiered our one-hour version of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last week, and RSC UK cast members Joseph Maudsley, Matt Pearson, and James Percy discuss the ups and downs of further reduction. Featuring problems … Continue reading

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Episode 553. We Review ‘Will’

Have you seen Will, the new TNT series that imagines the so-called ‘lost-years’ of William Shakespeare as a world in which Shakespeare in Love meets The Clash? We review the first two episodes with New York Times best-selling novelist Christopher Moore, … Continue reading

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