All posts by Bill Walthall

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English and a teaching credential, Bill Walthall returned to his hometown in Ventura County, California, to teach English and drama at Oxnard and Hueneme High Schools. Having spent a decade in the classroom, he took a year off to recharge his batteries, but was pulled into the private-sector rat race as a technology consultant. In the last handful of years, however, he has rekindled his passion for literature and education. He launched his blog, The Bill / Shakespeare Project, where he brings not only a fun, accessible yet still scholarly approach to a play-by-play analysis of Shakespeare’s works, but also the latest and greatest in Willy Shakespeare headlines every week in his “This Week in Shakespeare” podcast.

The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 16th, 2018

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This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project
This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project

This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes 24-hour Shakespeare, assisted senior living, and a boatload of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Feeling like Prince Humperdinck

Nothing of real value to add today… kinda swamped. Mister Roberts opens Friday, so we’re in the midst of tech/dress rehearsal week; my final paper for my Seminar on British Literature is due on Sunday (a 20-pager for which I’ve written a whopping four); I still need to create materials for this weekend’s sessions of my Shakespeare for Actors class; plus, business stuff, website stuff, etc. etc. etc….

So I’ve feeling a bit like a certain character from The Princess Bride

 

The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, April 9th, 2018

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This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project
This Week in Shakespeare, a Shakespeare news podcast from The Bill / Shakespeare Project

This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes some slut shaming, lots of novel Macbeth, and a new Timon. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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As Shakespeare said, “WTF?”

OK, I had every intention going into the weekend to see Macbeth in Ojai–and then to review it as part of this week’s Media Thursday. Alas, the best-laid schemes of mice and men… Macbeth was only available for a matinee, and given I was kicking off my “Shakespeare for Actors” course (teaching, not taking) on Saturday, that made the Scottish play a virtual non-starter. But I was itching to catch some local theater, and so Saturday night, I ventured off to Camarillo Skyway Playhouse (where I had left just 7 hours earlier after the end of said Shakespeare class) to catch the opening weekend of Sylvia by A.R. Gurney.

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Sorry, no news podcast today…

I’m a slacker, I suppose. No “This Week in Shakespeare” podcast this week. Yesterday, the plan had been to fly back to LA from Akron, Ohio via Chicago, IL, with enough time to regroup, relax, rehearse (I’m in a new play, Mister Roberts!), and record that podcast. Well, the travel gods were not with me on that. Flight delayed, schedule rerouted through Charlotte, NC, with not enough time.

But, tomorrow, I’ve got a couple of announcements, and Thursday, I’ll review the Macbeth I saw in Cleveland!