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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

Barry Edelstein

4/30/2021
Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2HamletApril 30, 2021 The cast of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Barry Edelstein, running August 6 - September 10, 2017. Photo by Jim Cox.Louisa Jacobson as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare and directed by Barry Edelstein, runs August 11 – September 15, 2019 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.Grantham Coleman in the title role of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, directed by Barry Edelstein, running August 6 - September 10, 2017. Photo by Jim...

Duration:00:51:50

Patrick Page

3/19/2021
March 19, 2021 Villain? Master Painter? Sociopath? Surfer? Patrick Page has spent a lifetime acting Shakespeare. He has become fascinated by villains, leading to a one man show "All the Devils are Here." What does it take to play a villain well? Patrick has some fascinating answers. Click here to see Patrick Page in All the Devils are Here.

Duration:00:45:22

Ten Years of Shakespeare

2/28/2021
February 28, 2021 Jim and Gerritt celebrate ten years of The State of Shakespeare. We listen to some of our most memorable guests from the early days of the podcast and share our favorite moments from the past decade.

Duration:01:03:06

Susan Heyward

12/12/2020
The Taming of the Shrew: Act 4, Scene 3KatherineDecember 13, 2020 As a young “bookworm,” she fell in love with Shakespeare’s intoxicating language. But after an early career playing Shakespeare’s romantic ingenues, Susan Heyward began to wonder whether modern theatre’s relationship with Shakespeare is as healthy as it once seemed. Is it time to break up and explore “language affairs with other playwrights"?

Duration:00:32:41

Andrew Muir

10/21/2020
Bob Dylan and William Shakespeare:The True Performing of It.October 25, 2020 Author and scholar Andrew Muir is fascinated with two poets: one “the greatest artist of all time” and another “the most important artist since the second World War.” They may have more in common than mere verses can express. His latest book “Dylan & Shakespeare: The True Performing of It” explores why. From live performances to influencing genres to the "instability of revered verse", Muir has spent a lifetime...

Duration:00:31:28

Milan Dragicevich

9/30/2020
Richard III: Act 1, Scene 2Richard, Duke of GloucesterSeptember 30, 2020 Words, words, words. Milan Dragicevich is fascinated by what he calls "the verbal surface" - a place where rhetoric lies and where you will take your voice to the borders of your personality. Milan believes that rhetoric is not just the art of persuasion but a chance to contribute to something bigger than ourselves. Click here to follow along with the text. Click here for a scanned version of the text.

Duration:00:28:03

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 Project April 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 1BerowneOctober 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