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prisoner at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, appearing in Time Out of Joint, a film by Steve Rowland

SC and Steve Rowland receive grant to complete film about Teaching Shakespeare in Prison.

Time Out of Joint: Global Shakespeare Seen in Prison – a work in progress from CultureWorks on Vimeo. Directed by Steve Rowland, edited by Jason Hirata. Produced in cooperation with and made possible by Rehabilitation Through the Arts. A NY State based 501c3. Grant awarded by The Wyncote Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. The film is now in post-production. Completion expected in […]

Alexander Barnett as King Lear

Director Alexander Barnett Working on New “King Lear” Film

Actor, director, filmmaker, Alexander Barnett is working on an exciting new film adaptation of King Lear.  You can find more details at: https://www.facebook.com/KingLearFilm   Here is his director’s statement:   “Today, wherever you turn, the world is erupting in violence: murder, torture, rape, carnage.  The list of atrocities seems endless.  More and more we see life treated cheaply, brutally, in such a […]

Jack Willis and Bakesta King in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s The Great Society (2014). Photo: Chris Bennion.

The Great Society, written by Robert Shenkkan, directed by Bill Rauch

The Great Society Written by Robert Schenkkan Directed by Bill Rauch The Oregon Shakespeare Festival And The Seattle Repertory Theater   Part Two of two plays about the Lyndon B Johnson presidency, 1963-1968. Reviewed by Steve Rowland for Shakespeare Central   Taken together, The Great Society and its prequel, All the Way, are an important new work of art.   Robert […]

King Lear – Shakespeare’s Globe on US Tour, starring Joseph Marcell.  A Triumph.

King Lear – Shakespeare’s Globe on US Tour, starring Joseph Marcell. A Triumph.

Reviewer: Steve Rowland / Shakespeare’s Globe touring company / Moore Theater / Seattle WA / November 26, 2014   / This traveling production from Shakespeare’s Globe which stars veteran actor Joseph Marcell is an extraordinary telling of “The Tragedie of King Lear”. If it comes your way, see it. Repeatedly, the Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, Dominic Dromgoole, has shown how Shakespeare can honor […]

Story Telling Battle: Round 1, In This Corner…. Ira “The Baltimore Assassin” Glass

Story Telling Battle: Round 1, In This Corner…. Ira “The Baltimore Assassin” Glass

  Ira Glass wrote the following  Tweet after seeing “King Lear” at “Shakespeare in the Park” in New York City’s Central Park, the other night, starring John Lithgow, Jessica Hecht and Annette Benning. Directed by Daniel Sullivan.  Dramaturg Jim Shapiro. “John Lithgow as Lear tonight: amazing. Shakespeare: not good. No stakes, not relatable. I think I’m realizing: Shakespeare sucks.” Is he […]