Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shakespeare Madness Finals: It All Comes Down to This: UPDATE!

UPDATE: Dori and I will be recording a podcast this week to announce the final results. In the meantime, the voting will remain open, so keep spreading the word! In the words of Bilbo Baggins, “I regret to announce, this … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Madness: Your Final Four Poll

We’re almost to the end of this epic journey, and heroes are falling left and right!

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Meet the Final Four: Lady Macbeth

She’s defeated Iago, King Lear, Marc Anthony, and now the great Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. So you better vote for her or get the hell out of her way. Lady Macbeth is not to be trifled with. A commanding woman … Continue reading

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Meet the Final Four: Mercutio

‘Mercutio is a notorious scene-stealer.  His brilliant lines and the intensity, humor and vigor of his personality give him numerous opportunities to upstage the romantic hero of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. – Raymond V. Utterback ‘The Death of Mercutio’ In … Continue reading

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Meet the Final Four: Beatrice

“Shakespeare’s inventive exuberance in Much Ado is lavished upon Beatrice, who is a solitary eminence of the play… Much Ado About Nothing, known to many as Beatrice and Benedick, might as soon be called As You Like Beatrice, or What … Continue reading

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Meet the Final Four: Henry V

When I complain about the History plays getting short shrift in performance and education, I hold up King Henry V as my primary example of a character who audiences young and old can learn from and admire. He’s gotten a … Continue reading

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Is this a holiday?

We knew we wanted to do something special for our Final Four Shakespeare characters, which is going to take just a little extra time to prepare than usual. Also some of us elected to spend Passover/Easter weekend relaxing, and others … Continue reading

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Episode 9: Shakespeare Madness Round 4 Preview Podcast

In this episode: Dori and Pip look back on the paths our Elite Eight have taken to reach Round 4 and makes so predictions about who we’ll see in the Final Four Shakespeare Characters. All this, plus Shakespeare Emergencies on … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Madness: Your Elite Eight Poll

The Melancholy Dane and the Mad Queen of Scotland. The most competitive lovers in Messina. The Thief/Prince who grew up to conquer France, and the fat knight who drank himself to death. The Monster of the Magic Island and the Wildest Party … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Madness Round 3 Results

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our Elite Eight! The Moor of Venice fell to the Hamlet juggernaut, the Hunchback was out-dueled by a fat old cowardly knight. Antony’s honeyed words were useless against Lady M’s blood-spattered hands, and even the … Continue reading

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