Shakespeare http://wlrn.org en Listen To Patrick Stewart On Reading Shakespeare For The First Time http://wlrn.org/post/listen-patrick-stewart-reading-shakespeare-first-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before Sir Patrick Stewart quit high school at 15 years old, an English teacher handed him a copy of "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare and told Stewart to read the part of Shylock. That one act changed everything for the working-class teenager from Yorkshire, England. Hear him talk about reading Shakespeare for the first time.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:30:10 +0000 Sammy Mack 34102 at http://wlrn.org Listen To Patrick Stewart On Reading Shakespeare For The First Time WATCH: Sir Patrick Stewart Talks Arts Education, Shakespeare http://wlrn.org/post/watch-sir-patrick-stewart-talks-arts-education-shakespeare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The actor Sir Patrick Stewart is best known in the United States for his roles on stage and on screen. But you might be surprised to learn that the man who played <a href="http://trekcore.com/gallery/albums/picard/picard_s5hq_pbvariant.jpg" target="_blank">Captain Jean-Luc Picard</a> is chancellor of the University of </span>Huddersfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a 20,000-student university in England.</span></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 00:40:45 +0000 Sammy Mack 31726 at http://wlrn.org WATCH: Sir Patrick Stewart Talks Arts Education, Shakespeare How A Shakespeare Play Could Transform Miami Into 'Broadway South' http://wlrn.org/post/how-shakespeare-play-could-transform-miami-broadway-south <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The four-week run of a rarely done Shakespeare play at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach could be a defining moment for South Florida theater.<br /> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:58:43 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26550 at http://wlrn.org How A Shakespeare Play Could Transform Miami Into 'Broadway South' McCraney's 'Radical Edit' of Shakespeare Play Lands In Miami Beach http://wlrn.org/post/mccraneys-radical-edit-shakespeare-play-lands-miami-beach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a long distance from the rough streets of Liberty City to the bright lights of Stratford-Upon-Avon in England.&nbsp; But playwright and director&nbsp;</span>Tarell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Alvin </span>McCraney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has made that journey – and along the way, acquired a resume that would make many artists green with envy.</span></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 04:26:05 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26273 at http://wlrn.org McCraney's 'Radical Edit' of Shakespeare Play Lands In Miami Beach Graphic Novelists Opt To Kill Shakespeare http://wlrn.org/post/graphic-novelists-opt-kill-shakespeare <p>Kill Shakespeare! Those are the first words to which my engineer boyfriend Adam was attracted when we arrived at the Book Fair (other than "ham and cheese croissant"). He beelined to the colorful table and picked up a book with a quill pen drawn on the cover, and we were greeted by Conor McCreery's friendly, "Hello! Do you like graphic novels?" Both Adam and I are fairly indifferent, and I think Conor could tell, but he didn't miss a beat. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:57:35 +0000 Sarah Mason 4921 at http://wlrn.org Graphic Novelists Opt To Kill Shakespeare