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Heart of America  Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City

63 Days, 38 Performances …

Arrived in New Orleans the other night after 600 mile drive from an unexpected stop in the unexpectedly delightful St. Genevieve, MO. A gumbo dinner and good night’s sleep later and we’re enjoying coffee in high humidity. Amid the sweet, sticky madness of it all, I thought it might be grounding to make a list […]

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At The Winter's Tale, Kansas City

A Natural Perspective

We’ve had a terrific and enjoyably intense first full day, thanks in no small part to the orchestrative efforts of Artistic Director Sidonie Garrett, a force of nature and of culture, and someone who is bound to feature again on this site. We conducted fourteen interviews with people associated with the Heart of America Shakespeare […]

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Shakespeare's Birthplace in Kenilworth, NJ

Redemption Destinations

As we descended into Newark yesterday afternoon – blithely unaware that the forerunning tempests stirred by Hurricane Arthur had caused our connecting flight to be cancelled, and that we would spend the night not in Kansas City, as planned, but at the Kenilworth Inn, Kenilworth, New Jersey – our irrepressible attendant announced that we should […]

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Troilus and Cressida WSF

Year of Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida (RSC)

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte for the Wooster Group (New York, USA) and Mark Ravenhill for the RSC (Stratford-on-Avon, UK) at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon and the Riverside Studios, London. By Paul […]

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Macbeth 3

Year of Shakespeare: Macbeth

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Macbeth, Jan Kochanowski Theatre, Opole, Poland, dir. by Maja Kleczewska, 9 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Paul Prescott, University of Warwick   Warning: this review contains spoilers and nudity Halfway through […]

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