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Lantern’s Coriolanus

On today’s podcast, I return to Lantern Theater Company to talk with Artistic Director, Charles McMahon about Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”. As if the staging was not enough, Lantern has provided additional content on their website for those wishing to dig deep into the politics of the play, even drawing comparisons of Coriolanus to Alexander Hamilton.  Stay Tuned!

Pictured: Mary Lee Bednarek as Virgilia and Robert Lyons as Coriolanus in Lantern Theater Company’s production of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, onstage now through April 16, 2017. Photo by Mark Garvin.

ABOUT CORIOLANUS

Famine threatens Rome, and the people’s hunger swells to an appetite for political change. A war hero from a powerful family, Coriolanus seems destined to be elected consul – but the people find his pride an unforgivable insult, exploding the long-simmering tensions between the fracturing state’s governing elite and deprived masses. This timely story of radical class division is also a compelling psychological portrait of Coriolanus and his politically savvy mother, Volumnia, played by internationally acclaimed actress, director, and author Tina Packer.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://lanterntheater.org

 

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Othello for St. Jude

Today’s podcast brings us to Temple University for a charity production of Shakespeare’s “Othello”. It’s always interesting the time traveling capability of a Shakespearean play. Find out where we will go on this journey. Stay Tuned!

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OTHELLO FOR ST. JUDE

Othello, esteemed General of the Allied Forces, thrives to live a proud, successful life with his new bride. Ensign to the General, Iago, also thrives to live a successful life, and is wiling to sacrifice morality and much more to reach his goals. This political thriller has been organized as a St.Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Special Event, all proceeds to benefit Children’s Cancer Research.

Directed and produced by:
Alex Monsell

Pay What You Can.
All Proceeds to benefit St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St.Jude’s Event Code: FKEO58369D14

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

https://www.facebook.com/events/589411124467452/?ref=br_tf

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Caesar’s Tragedy

Today’s podcast features the cast of Lantern Theater’s production of “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”. I’m often reminded of that scene in Mean Girls where Gretchen talks about stabbing Caesar…yeah, this ain’t it. Did I mention what a stellar cast Lantern pulled together! Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT JULIUS CAESAR

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon
February 6 – March 16, 2014

Idealism, envy, and power politics collide as the Roman Republic reaches a crisis. Caesar’s political genius, military prowess, and overwhelming popular appeal make him the most powerful leader the Republic has ever known. But his popularity breeds suspicion among his rivals and some fear Caesar’s power will corrode the freedom of the State. Shakespeare’s vision of Rome is both epic and intimate, from powerful speeches in grand public squares to whispered conspiracies in back rooms and dark hallways. There in the shadows, unlikely alliances set up a chain of events that bring down the great Caesar and thrust Rome into a disastrous civil war. Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon leads an all-Philadelphia cast in Shakespeare’s timeless political thriller, brought to you by “the city’s top presenter of Shakespeare’s work.” (TheaterMania.com)

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:
http://lanterntheater.org

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Let’s talk about SEX…and SHAKESPEARE!

Today’s podcast takes us to New York City with the introduction of our new contributor, Will Amato! In this podcast, we get down and dirty to explore Sex and Shakespeare. You may already be aware or this may spark your interest in digging deeper into the words on the page. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT Melinda Hall

Melinda Hall, Producer & Director and has over 20 years producing and directing experience for film and theatre. She specializes in directing and coaching Shakespeare.

ABOUT SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAM
The Call for Readers will open March 20, 2014 and you simply email us at that time to tell us you are interested.
Sonnets are assigned randomly. All ages are welcome.
You can read your Sonnet or perform your Sonnet however you wish. If you our list fills up, don’t worry. People drop out and we need wait list and Standby Readers. Do plan to spend the afternoon with us. Sonnets are read in numerical order. Everyone checks in one hour prior the Slam start.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.shakespearesonnetslam.com
http://www.willfulpictures.com

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