Episode 463. Rewriting William Shakespeare

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imagesThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival recently announced “Play On!”, their project to create “translations” of all of Shakespeare’s plays, working with thirty-six contemporary playwrights and dramaturges, which will serve as companions to the original texts. Scholars and artists the world over have weighed in, so as authors of Shakespearean “companions” ourselves, we set out to “teach the controversy”. Featuring the terrifying lessons we learned from West Side Story and Kiss Me, Kate!, shaking up the orthodoxy, costume and design conceits, unshared frames of reference, our hope for even more Shakespeare scripts, and ultimately the amazing resiliency of the Man From Stratford. (Length 17:20)


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