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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, September 18th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes: the passing of a legend, Fake Shakespeare Facts, diversity, and pop-ups. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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Podcast 160: Interview Special — Angie Hobin of Toil and Trouble Burlesque

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This week’s podcast delays the kick-off of our The Tempest discussion for something a little more fun: an interview with Angie Hobin, creative producer of Toil and Trouble Burlesque, which will be presenting a burlesque production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the coming weeks in Los Angeles.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, September 11th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes: a Bollywood Titus, the death of Will, and Shakespeare Behind Bars, again. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, September 4th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes another really slow news week: Beer, GoodTickleBrain, Titus and Caesar. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, August 28th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes a really slow news week: USC gets an F, Hitchcock, and a measly single review. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, August 21st, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes Thomas More, Michelle Terry, and a boatload more summer reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Winter’s Tale: That final scene

In the past, I’ve discussed the two scenes that are the bane of any director taking on The Winter’s Tale: the first scene in Bohemia, during which Antigonus must exit pursued by a bear, and the final revelation of Hermione. There is this wonderful ambiguity in that last one. Is her revival a miracle, a statue coming to life, or has she been alive all this time? Most productions that I’ve seen have gone the miracle route (though I have a hunch last year’s OSF production was trying to get it both ways).

But the more I look at it, I’m not sure there are two ways.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, August 14th, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes government bans, too many accountants, and some more summer reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, August 6th, 2017

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NOTE: This week’s news digest is text-only (no podcast)… 

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes Hiddleston and Branagh, Shylock and Othello, aging fairies, and reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news, for the week ending Monday, July 31st, 2017

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This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes disruptive audiences, troubled youth, friendship, and a boatload of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

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