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On Writing: Telling the Story

...plots and characters from other writers' stories. Indeed, Shakespeare seems to have invented the plot of only one of his 37 plays...had never been told before. As my wife Michelle puts it, Shakespeare didn't invent the stories, but he did write them. There's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-27/writing-telling-story
Art
On literary pretentiousness

...who've never dipped a toe in Dickens or truly enjoyed a Shakespeare sonnet?Okay, probably not that last one, and I admit...don't enjoy the sonnets (They lack my favorite aspects of Shakespeare -blood and betrayal).Maybe, just maybe, pretentiousness...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-11-27/literary-pretentiousnes
Theatre in the Rough opens 'The Winter's Tale'

...changed her life: a production of William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" in Ashland...actresses, co-founded Juneau's own Shakespeare oriented theater company, Theatre...about it, she said. A late play in Shakespeare's canon, written around the same time...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-30/elemental-forces-theatre-roughs-winters-t
Art
Fairbanks teacher blends genres for play

...being an overlooked comic book superhero, recite poetry about breaking into Sea World and discuss the unlikely fusion of Shakespeare and kung fu movies.Shaeffer seems like the kind of guy who would make a fun high school English teacher - which, in fact...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/fairbanks-teacher-blends-genres-play
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JDLT to host Shakespeare Monologue Contest

Celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 as...Theatre presents its first-ever Shakespeare Monologue Competition in the Back...panel comprised of various local Shakespeare/theatre aficionados based on character...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/jdlt-host-shakespeare-monologue-contest
Art
All-day, all-night Shakespeare

...Bard-a-thon -- a continuous live reading of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets, back to back...conjunction with Perseverance, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre and the Friends of the LibraryThe...annually since 1999 through the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. Former artistic director and...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-06/all-day-all-night-shakespeare
Art
'Never Alone': Alaska Native culture and language enters the world of video games

...And on a literary level, Robert Cleveland belongs with Shakespeare and Homer and Sophocles.""Kunuuksaayuka" tells the story...idea of ... not only the individual playwright William Shakespeare, but Elizabethan theater and the Renaissance," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-13/never-alone-alaska-native-culture-and-lan
Art
Whedon's modern Shakespeare makes an engaging film

...director and a small but savory treat for Shakespeare-starved audiences.Whedon needed...was literally a backyard version of Shakespeare's endearing romantic comedy.Whedon...unpretentious in equal measure.Choosing Shakespeare for his palate cleanser was a good idea...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-18/whedons-modern-shakespeare-makes-engaging
Art
Approaching Shakespeare, from two angles

Shakespeare has something of a dodgy reputation...weeks through two productions based on Shakespeare's texts, one at each high school...and scenes from more than a dozen of Shakespeare's plays, presenting them in an ensemble...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-02-09/approaching-shakespeare-two-angles
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Shakespeare, unhinged

I t would be tough to argue that Shakespeare's works are undeserving of the reverence...appeal. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" the latest production...through (or at least mention) all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in less than two hours, poking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100109/art_499469501.shtml

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