Episode 473. Meet Aaron Posner

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AARON POSNERPlaywright and director Aaron Posner (Stupid F*cking Bird) talks about his celebrated production of The Tempest at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, his upcoming production of Midsummer at the Folger Theatre, and his ongoing exploration of the classics using both reverence and irreverence. Featuring the importance of populism, the fun of making plays you want to see, the gift of magic, the promise of delight, the difference between fidelity to a text rather than to a production, shout-outs to the Back Room Shakespeare Project, the value of engagement, unlikely credentials for success, and the vital distinction between revelation and ornamentation. (Length 24:03)