April 7 – 15, 2017 | University of Utah | Production | Salt Lake City, UT, USA
State of Shakespeare Interview with Aditi Brennan Kapil and Liz Engelman
Aditi Kapil and Liz Engelman are digging up ways to breathe life into some of Shakespeare’s (ahem) “mustier” laugh lines for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s “Play On! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare” project. Aditi and Liz talk about teaming up on Measure for Measure, and the problem with Pompey’s posthumous punch-lines.
Elise Thoron and Julie Felise Dubiner on Merchant of Venice
Find out how Thoron and Dubiner are tackling one of the most ambitious, talked-about, and controversial projects in the world of contemporary Shakespeare performance – and get a taste of what a modern translation of The Merchant of Venice might sound like.
A fresh take on ‘Julius Caesar’
The reading was part of OSF’s innovative “Play on!” initiative. “Play on!” brings together contemporary playwrights and theater scholars — dramaturgs, as they are called — to translate all 39 plays in Shakespeare’s canon into modern poetic language.
Facebook Video: OSF Cultural Connections conversation with Shishir Kurup and Olivia Espinosa
OSF is commissioning 36 playwrights and pairing them with dramaturgs to translate 39 plays attributed to Shakespeare into contemporary modern English between now and December 31, 2018.
Antony & Cleopatra
May 5 – 14, 2017 | Production | Kansas City Repertory Theatre | Kansas City, MO, USA
April 20 – May 14, 2017 | Alabama Shakespeare Festival | Production | Montgomery, AL, USA