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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?
All-day, all-night Shakespeare

...conjunction with Perseverance, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre and the Friends of the LibraryThe first play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," will be read at 6 p.m. Saturday at the downtown library, and the last one, "Hamlet," will be read...
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.)
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...
Five Good Reads

...and couldn't believe my luck in hitting upon two great reads back to back. Apparently it is based on "A Midsummer Night's Dream," but I didn't know that when I was reading it and didn't feel cheated by not having that reference...
Publisher commissions new novels based on all 37 of Shakespeare's plays

LOS ANGELES - Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Anne Tyler has never liked "The Taming of the Shrew." "I have no favorite moments in this play," Tyler said.
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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