The Grapevine: Normalcy Returning as Events Such as Summer Kickoff, Shakespeare and More Return

For those of us who have suffered being confined and following quarantine restrictions, this past week certainly gave us an optimistic view. First the City of Bridgeport had its summer opening with a food truck and entertainment event in downtown. There were different types of food to sample and plenty of music. There was a large sand box for the kids to have a great time in. The city supplied plenty of tables and chairs and with a beautiful evening everyone got to visit and renew friendships that had become stagnant with the quarantine.
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Alchemy Theatre artistic director Mike Murdock brings Shakespeare to home region

Like many young people who study acting and desire to pursue the arts, Tri-State native Mike Murdock had to leave the area to follow his muse. A graduate of Chesapeake High School, Murdock traveled the country as an aspiring actor after going to Ohio University in Athens for a while and graduating from the Theatre Department of Marshall University here in Huntington. He ended up in Los Angeles where he acted in independent films and became the director of a theater company.
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MoviesVanity Fair

Black Joy Comes to Shakespeare in the Park

As an undergrad studying acting, Jocelyn Bioh was advised to steer clear of the Bard. “I was specifically told by my lead professor that I was ‘a little too urban’ and my New York accent was ‘a little too thick’ for Shakespeare.” Now, the actor turned playwright has adapted The Merry Wives of Windsor, with an all-Black cast for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. “That’s quite the debut for somebody who thought they would never be a part of Shakespeare in any way.”
New Britain,

NBYT to Hold Summer Shakespeare SLAM

The No Boundaries Youth Theater (NBYT) will perform scenes from well-known Shakespeare plays at its free presentation, “Shakespeare Slam.”. “Join No Boundaries Youth Theater on the beautiful patio of the New Britain Museum of American Art,” the youth theater organization says. The Theater adds that the performance will include, “Scenes...
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Shakespeare quotes, rewritten for business school.

Yesterday, Twitter learned that UNC Chapel Hill was hiring a lecturer to teach courses in both Shakespeare and business writing (at a rate of… $8,000 per course). Of course, if the university really wanted to streamline operations, the two could be seamlessly combined. (You’re welcome, UNC English department.) In time...

Shakespeare In Love Is A Homecoming, A Love Letter, And The Start Of A New Era At Kentucky Shakespeare

Quill in hand, Jon O’Brien delivers the first line of the play Shakespeare in Love. O’Brien is playing William Shakespeare, and he’s supposed to struggle with that line, which he’ll struggle with again when Kentucky Shakespeare Festival opens Shakespeare in Love (June 16-July 31), their first play in Central Park since theaters shut down in March of 2020.

Shakespeare is Back in the Parks

Combining the works of The Bard with nature, Shakespeare in State Parks’ free public performances presented by Milwaukee-based theatre troupe Summit Players Theatre returns this June with William Shakespeare’s drama/comedy The Winter’s Tale, directed by Maureen Kilmurry. Three Bridges Park, 610 S. 35th St., will host a performance June 18....

WebXtra: Shakespeare fest

One vendor at the 31st annual Texas Blueberry Festival found success in selling what he named “lovable figures on a spring,” also known as ‘I Love Bouncies.’. On Saturday, Pets Fur People a no-kill selective admission shelter located in East Texas hosted their 8th annual Peltier Subaru Dirty Dog Wash at Peltier Subaru.
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Shakespeare in the Park returns June 19

Coos Bay Shakespeare in the Park is proud to announce its 5th annual summer production, Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Mingus Park Amphitheater June 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 3 p.m. Admission is free. The show is outdoors and great for families. The ensemble cast of local actors brings...
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Image Comics & Geiger #3 Spoilers & Review: Irradiated Shakespeare!

Image Comics and Geiger #3 Spoilers and Review follows. The book has a few more variant covers on top of the above. We open with a creators credits page. Then we have more on Tariq Geiger’s history revealed, his battle with cancer, and then we…. …pivot to modern day and…
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Shakespeare in Our Parks Presents ‘Juliet & Her Romeo,’ Live Theater in Flood’s Hill

South Orange, NJ (June 11, 2021) — Shakespeare in Our Parks, producing in association with American Theater Group, will present Juliet & Her Romeo, an elegant abridgement of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet on July 9-11 & 16-18 at 8pm. Local artists Nathan Darrow and Susan Hyon have assembled a cast of three actors in their teens from Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ who will collaborate with three experienced professionals. The creative exchange among actors of different ages and experience is a featured interest of this new ensemble. Darrow has adapted the text and will direct, drawing on his vast professional experience acting Shakespeare’s work across the United States and Internationally for almost two decades.
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Theater Review: And you thought you knew Shakespeare?

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – The 2021 summer theater season — after a year’s hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic — officially opened Saturday. And what could be more appropriate for this long-waited event, but William Shakespeare. Well, Shakespeare … sort of. Northern Stage opened its 2021 in-person season with all...
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There’s much ado about Shakespeare

This month’s Campbell County Public Library book discussion will take a fictionalized look at the life of William Shakespeare. Northern Irish-British author Maggie O’Farrell’s “Hamnet” comprises two narratives. One examines the events leading up to the death of Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, while the other looks at the Bard’s life during the time from when he met his wife and when Hamnet was born.