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Welcome to How to Shakespeare! The official podcast of Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona MN! Go behind the curtain with interviews! We visit with directors, actors, and designers. We learn the history and text behind the plays, and we dive deep into the artistic process.

Welcome to How to Shakespeare! The official podcast of Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona MN! Go behind the curtain with interviews! We visit with directors, actors, and designers. We learn the history and text behind the plays, and we dive deep into the artistic process.
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Welcome to How to Shakespeare! The official podcast of Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona MN! Go behind the curtain with interviews! We visit with directors, actors, and designers. We learn the history and text behind the plays, and we dive deep into the artistic process.

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English

Contact:

608-385-3105


Episodes

The Storytelling Showcase

7/25/2017
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The Great River Shakespeare Festival and the Winona Public Library held a Storytelling Showcase in June. To prep for the showcase, Great River Shakespeare Festival members held a workshop at the library to teach attendees different warm-up and speaking techniques. The showcase featured original stories from youth and adult, and included treasured tales you will recognize.

Duration: 00:38:43


A Guide to Henry VI: The Rise of Richard

7/21/2017
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Director Bryan Hunt along with Co-Director and text coach, Jess Shoemaker, explain all you need to know about this years Apprentice Production at Great River Shakespeare Festival. One of the history plays, Henry VI: The Rise of Richard precedes Richard III. Why not see the Apprentice production followed by Richard III in one weekend?

Duration: 00:12:25


The Art and Talent of Christopher Peltier

7/11/2017
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On this episode, we visit with a Minnesota native who is acting in two productions at Great River Shakespeare Festival. He can be seen as one of the male leads in Comedy of Errors, and in multiple roles in Richard the Third. Christopher Peltier fills us in on how he manages to his process when developing characters, The skills needed to live the transient life in theatre, how he manages to keep performances fresh each time, and his most horrifying moments - of which there are several, in...

Duration: 00:16:45


Tarah Flanagan on Acting

7/4/2017
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On this episode of The How To Shakespeare Podcast, we visit with Tarah Flanagan, who has been with Great River Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons. Tarah fills us in on directing and acting in An Iliad and then switching gears to playing one of the dromeos in Comedy of Errors. She'll also give us insight on the mental tolls as well as the incredible benefits that come along with performing in different roles.

Duration: 00:31:34


The Talents of Melissa Maxwell

6/27/2017
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Melissa Maxwell is a new member of Great River Shakespeare Festival this season! Her credits include TV appearances, commercials, voice over arts, playwriting and directing. Michelle tells us why she chose theatre over her original career choice, she'll fill us in on her 1st professional gig working in radio dramas with James Earl Jones. Keep listening as Melissafills us in on why she feels the need to be creative and the need to share her talents with others.

Duration: 00:22:48


A Guide to An Iliad

6/22/2017
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Actor and Director, Tarah Flanagan fills us in on what you need to know about An Iliad. The piece is by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare. It is based on Homer's The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles.

Duration: 00:07:11


Season 14 of Great River Shakespeare Festival

6/21/2017
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Tune in to learn about this seasons four productions, special events, special musical guests and more! Marketing Director for the festival, Eileen Moeller fills us in!

Duration: 00:12:05


Actor, Christopher Gerson in Richard III

6/21/2017
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Director Doug Scholz-Carlson fills us in on what you need to know about this years production of Richard III at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Get the story behind the curtain before you head to the theatre. Politics is a game for Richard, a wickedly funny hunchback on a bloody campaign to seize the English crown. He may be backstabbing and manipulative, but he is so mesmerizing you can’t look away. For the fractious ruling elite, a deal with the devil seems a small price to pay to gain...

Duration: 00:08:08


Director, Rick Barbour

6/21/2017
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On this episode of Art Beat, we visit with Rick Barbour, director of "Shipwrecked" at the Great River Shakespeare Festival. He'll share with us how he found theatre, his thoughts on acting versus directing, horrifying moments on stage, and the purpose behind performance.

Duration: 00:14:26


A Guide to Richard III

6/21/2017
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Director Doug Scholz-Carlson fills us in on what you need to know about this years production of Richard III at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Get the story behind the curtain before you head to the theatre. Politics is a game for Richard, a wickedly funny hunchback on a bloody campaign to seize the English crown. He may be backstabbing and manipulative, but he is so mesmerizing you can’t look away. For the fractious ruling elite, a deal with the devil seems a small price to pay to gain...

Duration: 00:09:45


A Guide to Comedy of Errors

6/21/2017
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Director Melissa Rain Anderson speaks on Shakespeare's, Comedy of Errors taking place at Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona Minnesota. Go behind the curtain and learn details about the production. Madness Mayhem and Merriment! Comedy of Errors is a zany romp full of mistaken identity and silly shenanigans, and hopefully it all turns out alright in the end; but oh!, what a joyful journey it is getting there

Duration: 00:05:10


A Guide to Shipwrecked: An Entertainment

6/21/2017
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Director, Rick Barbour Director fills us in on, Shipwrecked: An Entertainment at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Get the story behind the curtain before you head to the theatre, and learn more about this funny, face paced and exciting performance for the whole family! “The Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Donald Margulies scampers to the defense of good old-fashioned yarn spinning with SHIPWRECKED. The breathless story of a Victorian gentleman [and] seafaring wanderer springs to life...

Duration: 00:03:51