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Great Interviews with Great Artists. We’re talking Shakespeare.

Great Interviews with Great Artists. We’re talking Shakespeare.

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Great Interviews with Great Artists. We’re talking Shakespeare.

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English

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Episodes

Paul Sugarman

8/25/2020
Before "quarantine" and "social distancing" and "Zoom" were household words we were just beginning to grasp the impact of the sudden shuttering of our theatres. Shirine shares her thoughts on how to survive the times, the production of Timon of Athens and shares Queen Margaret's infamous speech from Henry VI, Part 3.

Duration:00:25:57

Shirine Babb

6/30/2020
Before "quarantine" and "social distancing" and "Zoom" were household words we were just beginning to grasp the impact of the sudden shuttering of our theatres. Shirine shares her thoughts on how to survive the times, the production of Timon of Athens and shares Queen Margaret's infamous speech from Henry VI, Part 3.

Duration:00:23:58

Hassan Jamal

4/16/2020
The L.A. Subway Shakespeare ProjectApril 15, 2020 What do John Cassavettes, August Wilson and the Three Stooges have in common? They all inspired Hassan Jamal to create the LA Subway Shakespeare Project. Hassan films short Shakespeare scenes in and around the LA Subways, all in one take, all on the go. Part street theater, part guerilla film, the LASSP is a unique vision in the Shakespearean landscape. Give a listen, then give a look! Click here to visit the LA Subway Shakespeare Project...

Duration:00:12:56

Dave Hitz

2/23/2020
The Play On ProjectFebruary 20, 2020 Kenneth Cavender said, translations are like lovers. The faithful ones aren’t beautiful, the beautiful ones aren’t faithful. Dave Hitz is putting this quote to the test with his ambitious Play On! Project - translating all of Shakespeare's plays to modern English. Mr. Hitz makes a compelling argument for the project, one that has stirred controversy wherever it goes. Click here to visit the Play On! Site.

Duration:00:33:09

Translation!

1/29/2020
Dave Hitz, co-founder of the Play On Project, has a very specific view when it comes to the idea of translation. Is the Play On Project a translation of Shakespeare? Full Interview coming soon!

Duration:00:03:17

Jack Cutmore-Scott

11/30/2019
Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2HamletNovember 30, 2019 A Hamlet for the Modern Age. In about a fortnight, Jack Cutmore-Scott shot Hamlet 360 - a virtual version of Shakespeare's great play. The challenges for the actor add up to amazing rewards for the audience. Hamlet 360 is sure to cause shock waves in the Shakespeare world. Click here to follow along with the text. Click here for a First Folio version of the text. Click here for a scanned version of the text.

Duration:00:31:52

Bradford Cover

10/30/2019
Love's Labour's Lost, Act 3, Scene 1Berowne October 30, 2019 A life in the theater. Bradford Cover grew up surrounded by theater, became an actor and has resurrected the Pearl Theater Co. - creating the Resident Acting Company. His breadth of knowledge and experience comes to bear on Berowne, the Play On Project and the Sonnets. Click here to follow along with the text. Click here for a First Folio version of the text. Click here for a scanned version of the text.

Duration:00:31:47

William Downes

9/27/2019
Macbeth Act 1, Scene 7Macbeth September 27, 2019 What do you get when you take the First Folio, add a little Original Practice and stir in a smattering of cue scripts? You get William Downes. The Artistic Director of Classics on the Rocks joins us to discuss all things Shakespeare. We surprise him with a lightning round of questions, the answers to which surprised even us! Click here to follow along with the text. Click here for a First Folio version of the text. Click here for a scanned...

Duration:00:28:58

Deaon Griffin-Pressley

7/31/2019
Twelfth Night; Act 4, Scene 3 Sebastian July 31, 2019 “If it is poetry, it’s music.” Deaon Griffin-Pressley has gone from Florida to New York, BADA and finally landed at Shakespeare and Company. His travels have given him a unique perspective on Shakespeare, Acting and how his Art will change the world. Click here to follow along with the text Click here for a First Folio Version of the text Click here for a Scanned Version of the text.

Duration:00:26:43

Brian Dykstra

6/24/2019
Polishing Shakespeare June 24, 2019 Brian Dykstra has written the play Polishing Shakespeare in reaction to the Play On Translation project. Should Shakespeare be translated? If this interview doesn't reveal Brian's answer, his play will. The reading is on July 1st. Information about the reading and The Resident Acting Company.

Duration:00:21:14

David Pearson

5/31/2019
As You Like It. Act II, Scene 7. Jacques May 29, 2019 Shakespeare in Qatar How is Doha, Qatar like Elizabethan London? David Pearson is 7200 miles from where he grew up and 3200 miles from where Shakespeare lived. How did he end up in Qatar and how do they do Shakespeare in this small desert country? The answers are amazing. Click here to follow along with the text. Click here for a scanned version of the text.

Duration:00:24:56

Jenny Bennett

4/11/2019
Shakespeare in Taiwan April 12, 2019 Shakespeare in America Jenny Bennett, a fourth generation theater creator, has been doing #Shakespeare since she was knee high to a grasshopper. From Harlem, to Staunton, Virginia, all the way to Taiwan, she listens with her eyes and looks with her ears while she explores the intersection between communication and language.

Duration:00:20:57

Jim Helsinger

2/25/2019
Gertrude and Claudius February 25, 2019 The Orlando Shakespeare Festival Jim Helsinger is bringing a bold vision to the Orlando Shakespeare Festival. In repertory with Hamlet, he is doing the World Premiere of Gertrude and Claudius, a precursor to Shakespeare's most famous play. Based on John Updike's novel, Gertrude and Claudius lends depth to the characters in Hamlet and holds a few surprises too! Click here for more info about Gertrude and Claudius.

Duration:00:21:56

Angus Vail

1/30/2019
The Container Globe January 29, 2019 Falstaff: Henry IV, Part I Angus Vail Rocks! While running the business office for the band Kiss, Angus is building the Container Globe: a modern Globe Theater from re-purposed shipping containers. As entertaining as he is determined, Mr. Vail talks all the possibilities and obstacles he sees in this brilliant way of bringing Shakespeare to life. Oh, and he also does a pretty brilliant Falstaff! Click here to follow along with the text.

Duration:00:23:57

Ray Dooley

12/22/2018
The Tempest: Act 1, Scene 2 Prospero December 22, 2018 If you have a lot of words, you have a lot of need. Ray Dooley has a lot to say. After over 40 years in the business his insights are second to none. Breaking down Act 1 of the Tempest, Ray makes a leap into acting principles that every actor needs to hear. Click here to follow along with the text

Duration:00:29:00

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell

11/27/2018
Twelfth Night November 27, 2018 Shakespeare in Detroit, Black Ops Theater Company JaMeeka Holloway Burrell is on the rise. The founder and Artistic Director of Black Ops Theater Company just directed Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in Detroit. Having discovered Shakespeare at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, JaMeeka approaches her work with fresh eyes, frank questions and aims to bring Shakespeare into the 21st Century.

Duration:00:20:01

Zuzanna Szadowski

10/20/2018
Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 2 Juliet October 19, 2018 Zuzanna Szadowski is playing Juliet and Yelena in Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet. What is in store when Chekhov characters have the Shakespeare play as their subtext? A world of possibilities is realized in this thrilling production from the minds of Bedlam! Click here to follow along with the text. Click here for a First Folio version of the text. Click here for a scanned version of the text.

Duration:00:29:00

Jackson Dean

9/28/2018
Titus Andronicus Act 5, Scene 1 Aaron September 28, 2018 Jackson Dean sees the English Speaking Union's Shakespeare competition as more of a celebration of Shakespeare. Having won this past years competition, he has lots to celebrate. With an affinity for villains and a keen sense of text, Jackson's future looks bright. Click here to follow along with the text. Click here for a First Folio version of the text. Click here for a scanned version of the text. See the video of his performance:...

Duration:00:16:36

A New Approach to Actor Training

9/20/2018
John Patrick lays out a bold new vision for the future of training actors. Could we all be Acting Teachers? Listen to his full interview here.

Duration:00:07:44

John Patrick

8/30/2018
August 30, 2018 Voice Coach Acting Teacher Welcome to the Revolution! John Patrick is calling for a radical change to the way we approach voice work and actor training. Click here to listen to John Patrick's thoughts on Actor Training. Sam Shepard Quote: “I feel there are territories within that are totally unknown.Huge, mysterious and dangerous territories. We think we know ourselves, when we really know only this little bitty part. We have this social person that we present to each other....

Duration:00:27:02