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TWELFTH NIGHT by Megan Haase, Jackie Rhoads, and Jackson Winrow

The Vanderbilt University Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night ran February 15-17 and 21-23, 2019 in Neely Auditorium. Twelfth Night follows the stories of Viola and Sebastian, twins who find themselves separated in a shipwreck. Each twin thinks the other has drowned when they wash ashore in the mystical Illyria. Vanderbilt University Theatre’s performance of…

Posted by on March 17, 2019 in Blog posts, , ,

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with Rachel Hechler, Yuxuan Jiang, Craig Lee, and Megan Nyugen

As a part of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, was performed at the Centennial Park Bandshell located adjacent to West End Avenue. This classic play written in 1596, portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the…

Posted by on October 1, 2018 in Blog posts, ,


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with Sarah Byun, Steve Park, and Louis Schatzki

Since 1988, Centennial Park has hosted the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, a free Shakespeare-in-The-Park style performance. The success of the program led to the establishment of both summer and winter shows in 2008. Besides performing Shakespeare’s works, the organization prides itself on educational opportunities. They run a program called Continuing Legal Education which approaches his works…

Posted by on September 26, 2018 in 1010 blog posts, ,

Hamlet’s Technical and Thematic Successes by Onye Okeke

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, I attended a filmed showing of the National Theatre of London production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare at the Regal Green Hills Stadium. Hamlet is my favorite Shakespearean play, so I was very thrilled with the opportunity of seeing it. Benedict Cumberbatch, a well-known actor, played Hamlet, and he did…

Posted by on October 28, 2015 in News, , , ,

Hamlet on the Big Screen by Zephyr Zink

Hamlet by William Shakespeare has recently come into greater accessibility and renewed life on a grand stage. Lyndsey Turner directs a star-studded and extremely talented cast in a production performed at the National Theatre in London and shown around the world on movie theater screens through the National Theatre Live Program. The process certainly gives…

Posted by on October 28, 2015 in News, , , , ,

Hamlet Was Meant for All by Jason Basri

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, I attended a viewing of the National Theatre of London production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare at the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16.  I was very excited to have a chance to watch another Shakespearean performance, and this one was with actors that I have begun to idolize.  Benedict Cumberbatch…

Posted by on October 23, 2015 in News, , , ,

The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr and the Impact of Parody by Lindsey Nestor

This fall, Lipscomb University Theatre opened their season with a production of The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr. Compleat Wrks is a parody play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, and first performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. As implied by the title, the play combines all 36 of Shakespeare’s plays into…

Posted by on October 5, 2015 in News, , , , , , ,

Henry V: A Nashville Story of Politics and Brotherhood by Steven Fiske

With live music, food trucks, and the promise of an evening of good theater, it is no wonder that patrons annually flock to the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. This year’s production of Henry V – directed by recent Nashville transplant Nat McIntyre – placed the final play of William Shakespeare’s Henriad tetralogy (Osborne 341) into Civil…

Posted by on September 25, 2015 in News, , , ,

The Tie Between English Nationalism and American Racism by Madagan Riley

Over the past month, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival (NSF) produced Henry V as their 28th annual Shakespeare in the Park in Centennial Park of Nashville. Following the last two summer productions of A Mid-summers Nights Dream and Much Ado About Nothing that the company both set in the American South, no one was extremely surprised when director Nat…

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Blog posts, , , ,

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