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Good Listens: The Leonard Lopate Show Podcast

I don’t have time to listen to a lot of podcasts, but one of the ones I’ve been listening to for ages is the Leonard Lopate Show, a radio show that is broadcast on WNYC in New York City. Mr. Lopate is a fascinating interviewer, and his show features guests in an eclectic range of […]

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Should an Authentic Theater Be Uncomfortable?

I had a very uncomfortable experience the other night at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse & Sauna, attached to Shakespeare’s Globe in London. As I describe in my review of the concert I attended: The theatre holds about 340 people, and one sits on hard wooden benches without backs (though the last row in each section […]

Filming Shakespeare: Interview with John Wyver, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series, the first of which was Shakespeare, from Theater to Cinema: Interview with John Wyver, Producer of the RSC’s Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon Productions On Wednesday, I attended a production of Henry IV Part 2 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This was the second time I […]

Shakespeare, from Theater to Cinema: Interview with John Wyver, Producer of the RSC’s Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon Productions

John Wyver is the producer of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon series, which broadcasts live performances of plays from Stratford-Upon-Avon to cinemas in the UK, and around the world. I met with John in Stratford-Upon-Avon on the day of the first camera rehearsal of Henry IV part 2, to discuss the process of […]

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Richard II, by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company has released the first disc in its Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon series, which features live broadcasts to cinemas of plays from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and subsequent releases on DVD and Blu-Ray. This release is Richard II, staring David Tennant. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK, iTunes Store) I attended a production of this play […]

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