Shakespeare http://michiganradio.org en Michigan Shakespeare Festival will expand next year http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-shakespeare-festival-will-expand-next-year <p>This Thursday marks the opening night of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:49:28 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 18369 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Shakespeare Festival will expand next year The Michigan Shakespeare Festival "goes big" for 20th season http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-shakespeare-festival-goes-big-20th-season <p></p><p>This year brings the 20th season for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.</p><p>Since its founding, the non-profit professional theater group has brought the bard to thousands of theater lovers in southeast and mid-Michigan.</p><p>The new season will run July 17 to August 17.</p><p>Janice Blixt is the artistic director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.</p><p>“For the 20<sup>th</sup> season we decided to go big or go home, so we are going big,” Blixt said on Stateside.</p><p>You can find the full schedule and all details on their <a href="http://www.michiganshakespearefestival.com/">website</a>.</p><p><br /><em>*Listen to full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:44:20 +0000 Stateside Staff 18130 at http://michiganradio.org The Michigan Shakespeare Festival "goes big" for 20th season Stateside for Monday, December 9th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-december-9th-2013 <p>The state House is expected to take up a controversial telecommunications bill.&nbsp;</p><p>The measure would let AT&amp;T end traditional landline phone service as long as there is Internet phone service that can take its place. But, in some rural areas in Michigan, Internet phone service can be spotty. On today's show, we took a look at what the legislation could mean for you.</p><p>Then, could private philanthropy save the art at the DIA?</p><p>And, how would Shakespeare’s play King Lear look like if it were set in Flint? One professor and her students found out.</p><p>Also, we spoke to meteorologist Mark Torregrossa about which parts of the state will be getting snow this week.</p><p>First on the show, w<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat happens when a child is struggling to read at his or her grade level?</span></p><p>In too many cases, the student moves up a grade anyway and the struggle continues, resulting in high school graduates who are poor, ineffective readers. And that can impact that student's chances of going to college and then getting a job that provides a good level of pay over a lifetime.</p><p>There's a package of bills sponsored by Holland Republican Representative Amanda Price now working through the State that tries to tackle this problem. It's called the "read-or-flunk law."</p><p>In a nutshell, if third-grade kids aren't reading, hold them back.</p><p>Ron French reported on the pros and cons of these bills for Bridge Magazine, and he joined us today to discuss the issue.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:53:01 +0000 Stateside Staff 15607 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, December 9th, 2013 What if Shakespeare's 'King Lear' took place in Flint? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-if-shakespeares-king-lear-took-place-flint <p>One of Shakespeare's great tragedies is <em>King Lear</em>, the story of an ancient British king who devises a "love test" in hopes of dividing his kingdom equally among his three daughters.</p><p>An English professor at the University of Michigan Flint has taken <em>King Lear</em> and, working with her students, set the scene in Flint and turned it into a staged reading called "Lear Reassembled." They'll be performing it December 10th and December 12th.</p><p>Mary Jo Kietzman joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:24:59 +0000 Stateside Staff 15604 at http://michiganradio.org What if Shakespeare's 'King Lear' took place in Flint? Shakespeare in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/shakespeare-detroit <p></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ShakespeareInDetroit">Shakespeare in Detroit</a> was founded by Detroit native, Samantha White. As its inaugural performance on Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m., the company will present Shakespeare's <em>Othello</em> at Grand Circus Park in Detroit. Samantha White spoke with Michigan Radio's Jennifer White about the company, the performance, and why the works of Shakespeare need a home in Detroit.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:57:00 +0000 Jennifer White & Mercedes Mejia 13962 at http://michiganradio.org Shakespeare in Detroit Shakespeare in the Arb kicks off its 13th season http://michiganradio.org/post/shakespeare-arb-kicks-its-13th-season <p>It’s time to "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" as the Cole Porter song goes. And, while you're brushing up on your Shakespeare, you can get in touch with Mother Nature.</p><p>It's pretty common to find outdoor summer productions of Shakespeare. But for 13 years <a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rc/currentstudents/shakespeareinthearb">Shakespeare in the Arb</a> has been staging the bard's plays outdoors in a different way.</p><p>Shakespeare in the Arb is kicking off its 13th season with "Much Ado About Nothing." It's presented by the University of Michigan Matthei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, and the U of M Residential College.</p><p>Katherine Mendeloff, a lecturer in the Drama Department of the Residential College, joined us in the studio today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:21:46 +0000 Stateside Staff 12922 at http://michiganradio.org Shakespeare in the Arb kicks off its 13th season Stateside for Thursday, June 6th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-june-6th-2013 <p>He's worked with 11 presidents, taken several thousand votes, and tomorrow, Michigan Congressman John Dingell becomes the longest serving member of Congress ever. We spoke with Dingell about his 57 years in D.C.</p><p>And, Shakespeare in the Arb is starting its 13<sup>th</sup> season with “Much Ado About Nothing.” Katherine Mendeloff, a lecturer in the Drama Department of the Residential College, spoke with us about the upcoming performances.</p><p>And, this weekend, Harry Potter fans are gathering in Michigan to watch college quidditch teams compete. Former player Krystina Packard joined us in the studio.</p><p>Also, a new project launched in Ann Arbor is working to bring together high school students and senior citizens to make history come alive. We spoke with the project’s co-founder and one of the participating teachers about how this has impacted students.</p><p>First on the show, it's time for our weekly check-in with Detroit News Business Columnist Daniel Howes.</p><p>This week, it seems the topic is the fact that the proverbial "Day of Reckoning" is at hand when it comes to the City of Detroit. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is trying to work out settlements with the city's creditors, and the treasures at the Detroit Institute of Arts could be at risk.</p><p>He joined us in the studio today to discuss the issue.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:19:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 12925 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, June 6th, 2013