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Dinner with Falstaff

In celebration of Juneau's first Bard-a-thon, which begins Saturday, the Juneau Empire asked a handful of theater artists from our community to share their earliest Shakespearian experience, speculate on an ideal dinner companion from the plays, and single out a powerful stage or screen performance. Here's what they said. Do you remember the first character or play that really made an impact on you? How old were you?
Theater openings

...Finally, on Saturday, Juneau's first Bard-a-thon will begin at 6 p.m. with a public reading of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." This eight-day Shakespearian marathon runs through March 15. (See story in this week's Arts.)
All-day, all-night Shakespeare

In a few days, Juneau will kick off its first-ever Bard-a-thon -- a continuous live reading of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, back to back.
Seattle teens dive into international underwater robotics competition; actually, the ocean is the last frontier."Hannah - who was reciting William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the age of 6 - likes to win, at everything.She aspires to one day be CEO of just about anything...
First-ever Juneau Bard-A-Thon begins March 8

...during Bard-A-Thon. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the downtown library with "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Shakepearian character or in period costume...
Perseverance announces its '05-'06 lineup

Perseverance Theatre artistic director PJ Paparelli put together the schedule for the theater's 2005-06 season hoping to create a season that discussed issues relevant to community life in an isolated town.
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Weekend Best Bets are handled with equal ease. While "The Tempest" isn't as flat-out amusing as last summer's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," there are still brilliant instances of comic relief, a sweet love story, and plenty of raging and storming...
Play not offensive

...High School: We initiated the "Prologue" program last season, in association with our presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Actors visited every ninth-grade English class to work with students on scenes from the play, getting...
'Twelfth Night' a most eccentric play

...of his productions. Eight of the 15 actors were in his Perseverance directorial debut, last winter's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." "I thought I knew this play so well, but of course, every production takes on its own energy when you...
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what's happening

...and Dec. 5, in the theater's Phoenix Room. Pay-as-you-can, seating imited. Call 463-TIXS. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," written by William Shakespeare, presented by Perseverance Theatre, free previews at 6 p.m. Sunday...
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