Shakespeare

Arts
4:45 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Poetry Minutes 2014: Celebrating Sonnets!

Skylar Swalls

April is National Poetry Month!

Hear Poetry Minutes on WKMS weekdays in April at 7:19 a.m. during Morning Edition, at 11:19 a.m. during Sounds Good and at 4:19 p.m. during All Things Considered.

Celebrating Shakespearean Sonnets

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Arts
7:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Love, Marriage, Jealousy, Revenge... The 2014 Murray Shakespeare Festival!

Fernando Lamberty as Othello and Rick Blunt as Iago in Othello.
Photo by Pat Jarrett

UPDATE: Dr. Rusty Jones braves the snow and ice on Monday, March 3 to come to the WKMS studio for a preview of the festival. Hear his conversation with Tracy Ross in the article below.

Love, marriage, jealousy and revenge are themes featured in this year's Murray Shakespeare Festival, featuring performances of Othello, Henry IV, Part 1 and The Merry Wives of Windsor on Murray State's Lovett Auditorium by the American Shakespeare Center. Tickets to the shows are $7 for MSU students, faculty and staff; $12 for the general public. See the full schedule of performances and special events below.

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Arts
6:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Werewolves, Cross-Dressing and a Singing Fool... Why It's Next Week's Murray Shakespeare Festival!

Next week, the American Shakespeare Festival returns to the Murray State campus to present Shakespeare's hilarious comedy Twelfth Night and John Webster's gripping tragedy The Duchess of Malfi. Check out the full festival schedule, which also includes an exciting lineup of workshops, film screenings, and stimulating scholar-led discussions at murraystate.edu/shakespeare. Festival organizers Dr. Barbara Cobb and Dr. Rusty Jones came to the studio to read some Shakespeare and talk about some of the more... interesting elements of  both featured productions.

Education
1:47 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Shakespeare in the Schools Partnership

As National Poetry Month closes we’re bringing you a glimpse into Murray Middle School classroom activities with the Shakespeare in the Schools Partnership Initiative.  It coordinates with the annual Shakespeare Festival at Murray.  Murray State faculty member Dr. Barbara Cobb brought the Bard’s sonnets to Murray Middle and is here to share a sample of student responses.