Shakespeare http://wfpl.org en REVIEW | Savage Rose's 'Twelfth Night' Unleashes the Lord of Misrule http://wfpl.org/post/review-savage-roses-twelfth-night-unleashes-lord-misrule <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the beautiful things about Shakespeare's plays is how infinitely adjustable they are. You can go broke building realistic castle sets and </span>kitting<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> everyone out in sumptuous period costumes, or you can take a bare set and add in just enough detail to suggest setting and character. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7897 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | Savage Rose's 'Twelfth Night' Unleashes the Lord of Misrule Sonnets, Scenes, Soliloquies: Actors To Stage Free Outdoor Shakespeare http://wfpl.org/post/sonnets-scenes-soliloquies-actors-stage-free-outdoor-shakespeare <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of local actors are mounting an afternoon of free Shakespeare in Memorial Park this weekend.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The &nbsp;event, "Sonnets, Scenes, and Soliloquies," will present the actors' favorite scenes and speeches from Shakespeare's work in Memorial Park&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;(971 S.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">4th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;St.), on August 4, 2-3 p.m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. A reception at <a href="http://www.vault1031.com/">Vault 1031</a> (1031 S.&nbsp;</span>6th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;St.) performance space will follow.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Brian Hinds is one of the event's organizers. Hinds&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">was an actor living in New York when he first traveled to Louisville to work a summer season with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says he "had been floundering" in New York, but fell in love with Louisville and its theater community after a summer performing under the stars in Central Park.</span></p><p>"What I remember most fondly about my years at Kentucky Shakespeare were the families sitting in the front rows," says Hinds. "Kids who were wandering through the park would stop and watch. I have such a clear memory of the faces of a group of boys smiling and listening during a production of 'Pericles.'"</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:24:30 +0000 Erin Keane 6282 at http://wfpl.org Sonnets, Scenes, Soliloquies: Actors To Stage Free Outdoor Shakespeare Kentucky Shakespeare Opens Celtic-themed 'Twelfth Night' http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeare-opens-celtic-themed-twelfth-night <p><a href="http://A lot of it is simple shape. Handpainted stenciled designs on fabric and leather. “You have all of these beautiful Celt stenciling on things: Celtic knots, Celtic animals, the Trinity knot, wonderful things. You’re going to see some really interesting embellishments of really simple garments.”">Kentucky Shakespeare Festival</a> opens its 54th free Shakespeare in Central Park season this week with a Celtic-themed production of “Twelfth Night.” Directed<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;by producing artistic director Brantley&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dunaway</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the romantic</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;comedy features the adventures of &nbsp;heroine Viola, who disguises herself as a man (Cesario) when she’s rescued from a shipwreck and separated from her twin brother. She goes to work for a Duke, who asks her to intervene on his behalf with his romantic interest, who falls for Viola in disguise instead.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:04:39 +0000 Erin Keane 5824 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Shakespeare Opens Celtic-themed 'Twelfth Night' Made Glorious Summer: Shakespeare Behind Bars' 'Richard III' Open to Public in June http://wfpl.org/post/made-glorious-summer-shakespeare-behind-bars-richard-iii-open-public-june <p>Louisville's <a href="http://www.shakespearebehindbars.org/">Shakespeare Behind Bars</a> is in its 18<sup>th</sup> season producing the works of Shakespeare with a company of incarcerated men. In June, they’ll open “Richard III,” the Bard's dramatization of the rise and fall of Richard, the Machiavellian Duke of Gloucester, and England's House of York, at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 18:40:50 +0000 Erin Keane 5234 at http://wfpl.org Made Glorious Summer: Shakespeare Behind Bars' 'Richard III' Open to Public in June Scottish Play Haunts Amphitheater's Parkside Studio http://wfpl.org/post/scottish-play-haunts-amphitheaters-parkside-studio <p>Just in time for Halloween, <a href="http://new.savagerosetheatre.com/pages/home">Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company</a> opens a production of the eerie Shakespeare tragedy "Macbeth." The bloody tale of renegade power, murder and madness opens Thursday at <a href="http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com/event/161137/">Iroquois Amphitheater's Parkside Studio</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Metro Parks transforms the amphitheater stage into Parkside Studio by closing off the large stage's usually invisible fourth wall, creating an intimate, indoor stage (for days so foul and fair alike).&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:42:42 +0000 Erin Keane 2041 at http://wfpl.org Scottish Play Haunts Amphitheater's Parkside Studio Female Cast Brings Shakespeare Into New Light http://wfpl.org/post/female-cast-brings-shakespeare-new-light <p>Looking for Lilith Theatre Company opens an all-female production of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” this week, setting the merry war-between-the-sexes romantic comedy in the days following the end of World War I.</p><p>The production opens Thursday and runs through October 13 in the new downstairs mainstage space at the Alley Theater in Butchertown’s The Pointe (1205 E. Washington St.).</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1825 at http://wfpl.org Female Cast Brings Shakespeare Into New Light Review: Stylish Shakespeare Starts Actors Season Off Right http://wfpl.org/post/review-stylish-shakespeare-starts-actors-season-right <p>The new season at Actors Theatre of Louisville is off to a rousing start with an energized and stylish contemporary production of William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet.” The season opener is both a homecoming for the director, Louisville native Tony Speciale, and a bright sign of things to come for the theater with new artistic director Les Waters at the helm.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 1595 at http://wfpl.org Review: Stylish Shakespeare Starts Actors Season Off Right Keeping Up with the Capulets: Actors Theatre Opens Season with 'Romeo and Juliet' http://wfpl.org/post/keeping-capulets-actors-theatre-opens-season-romeo-and-juliet <p>Actors Theatre of Louisville will kick off its new season next week with <a href="http://actorstheatre.org/shows/romeo-juliet-2012-2013/">a contemporary production of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,"</a> directed by Louisville native and former Actors Theatre apprentice&nbsp;Tony&nbsp;Speciale.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:45:28 +0000 Erin Keane 1491 at http://wfpl.org Keeping Up with the Capulets: Actors Theatre Opens Season with 'Romeo and Juliet' KY Shakespeare Director Says Much Ado is "a Kick in The Pants" http://wfpl.org/post/ky-shakespeare-director-says-much-ado-kick-pants <p>Last night, Kentucky Shakespeare opened its production of <a href="http://kyshakespeare.com/">Much Ado About Nothing</a>, with a twist&mdash;this version is set in the Wild West. Producing Artistic Director Brantley Dunaway joined WFPL&#39;s Erin Keane on Friday&#39;s Byline, to talk about the show, and what&#39;s new with Kentucky Shakespeare.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:53:01 +0000 Laura Ellis 1005 at http://wfpl.org KY Shakespeare Director Says Much Ado is "a Kick in The Pants" Shakespeare in the Wild West http://wfpl.org/post/shakespeare-wild-west <p>Shakespeare&rsquo;s &ldquo;Much Ado About Nothing&rdquo; is one of the original romantic comedies, full of tropes you don&rsquo;t have to be a Bard scholar to recognize: the bickering twosome who fight their mutual attraction until finally succumbing to each other&rsquo;s unlikely charms, the tragic misunderstanding that derails a happy engagement, meddling relatives, scheming frenemies.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 937 at http://wfpl.org