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by Brandy McDonnell Published: September 6, 2015 Bard to the bone: Englishman brings Shakespeare to Oklahoma with reborn acting career After growing up 20 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, David Fletcher-Hall now is bringing Shakespeare to stages half a world away from The Bard’s ancestral home, and his own. “I think it’s the accent. I’m still waiting for Oklahoma City to recognize the natural talent […]

September 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors, Global

Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses is being staged without a single black actor. So what?

By Robert Gore-Langton for The Spectator, 5 September 2015 Shakespeare’s ‘Wars of the Roses’ will have no ethnic minority actors in the cast when the shows (two Henry VI plays and Richard III) open at the Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames, later this month. A sprinkling of so-called BME (black and minority ethnic) actors in Shakespeare has been the norm for ages now. So […]

September 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors
Listen to 98 hours of Shakespeare’s Poems and Plays Performed by Great Actors

Listen to 98 hours of Shakespeare’s Poems and Plays Performed by Great Actors

By Marissa Fessenden for Smithsonian.com, 24 July 2015 r more that 400 years, the words written by William Shakespeare have enthralled audiences. Although the pronunciation may not be the same as it was in The Bard’s day, his plays and poems are meant to be heard, not simply read. And now, even if the local theater isn’t putting on a production of Julius Caesar or Much […]

August 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors, Uncategorized
Extreme Shakespeare: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival actors take control of Pericles

Extreme Shakespeare: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival actors take control of Pericles

By Kathy Lauer-Williams for The Morning Call, 25 July 2015 “Terrifying.” That word came up again and again as actors described what it’s like performing in a play presented the way it would have been in Shakespeare’s time. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is presenting “Pericles,” one of Shakespeare’s four romances, without a director, with a short rehearsal time and with minimal set and […]

August 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors, Theaters
Subsidised companies like the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company charge ‘way too much for tickets’, says actor Mark Rylance

Subsidised companies like the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company charge ‘way too much for tickets’, says actor Mark Rylance

By Nick Clark for the Independent, 9 July 2015 Mark Rylance, the actor, has criticised subsidised theatre companies including the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company for charging “way too much” for tickets. While the National has a long track record of offering discounted seats, the Wolf Hall star said it had a duty to cut prices further in return […]

July 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors