Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast

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Episode 383. Meet The Darwins

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Playwright Sara Gmitter talks about her new play In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story (now getting its world premiere at the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago), which explores the long and successful romance between Charles and Emma Darwin: A woman who believed in God and heaven and salvation...

Episode 382. Bible Boys Update

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As our UK tour of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) is two-thirds of the way through it’s three and a half month tour of the UK and Ireland, it seemed high time to hear from producer Davey Naylor and actors Richard Ede, David Ellis, William Meredith, and (faintly from the driver's sea...

Episode 381. Acting With Masks

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Rob Richards is the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Phillips Exeter Academy, where he recently directed Austin Tichenor's adaptation of Frankenstein. He's also an actor, mask maker, and puppeteer, and this week the two old friends talk about the appeal of masks in both theatrical pro...

Episode 380. Sacrificing RSC Virgins

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Veteran Bay Area actors Dodds Delzell and John Tichenor made their RSC debuts last week (performing Sports in Wisconsin) and talk about what it's like to get called up to the Show. Featuring the trickiness of scheduling, the challenges of learning the lines on your own, the complications of adding p...

Episode 379. The Fiasco Theatre

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RSC alum and founding member of the Fiasco Theatre Noah Brody takes a break between shows at the New Victory Theatre to discuss his company's extraordinary work and its (not coincidentally) extraordinary success. Featuring the origins of Fiasco (both the company and the name), the advantage of share...

Episode 378. Evaluating The Best

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With the Academy Awards looming, Dominic Conti, Jerry Kernion, and Austin Tichenor take a break from the technical rehearsal of All The Great Books (abridged) at Laguna Playhouse to talk about the whole horse race of choosing "best" actors and movies. Featuring throat-clearing, exploration into whe...

Episode 377. By The Numbers

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Playwright, director, and comedy nerd/scholar/author Gary Rudoren discusses his very funny book Comedy By The Numbers: The 169 Secrets of Humor and Popularity (co-written with Eric Hoffman). Featuring more talking in pubs, parental influences, the road to publication (by McSweeney’s), cool Mr. Sho...

Episode 376. Playing The Fool

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Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Scarborough discusses playing the Fool in the National Theatre production of King Lear, starring Simon Russell Beale and directed by Sam Mendes, and shares the challenges of interpreting the role, his initial reluctance to take it, some impenetrable babble, learn...

Episode 375. The Bible Boys

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LIVE! from the touring van comes " finally " our audio introduction to the cast of the current (2014) three-month sixty-city UK tour of The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged). Gary Fannin, William Meredith, Richard Ede, and David Ellis talk about the strange beginning to this tour, and the j...

Episode 371. University Theatre Degrees

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As school resumes for the winter session, we talk to Stephen Skiles, Director of Theatre at Xavier University in Ohio. Stephen was part of the team that created Xavier's brand-new (as of 2013) BA Degree in Theatre and shares with us the experience and philosophy that went into developing the curric...


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