[Audio] Murray Shakespeare Festival 2016: "Dangerous Dreams"

Mar 4, 2016

Aleca Piper as Gloucester, Ross Neal as King Henry, and Chris Bellinger as Exeter in THE LIFE OF KING HENRY THE FIFTH.
Credit Photo by Michael Bailey, American Shakespeare Center

The American Shakespeare Center of Staunton, Virginia, returns to the Lovett Auditorium stage at Murray State University with performances of Julius Caesar and The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Events are underway with performances March 8 - 10. 

Dr. Rusty Jones on Sounds Good
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

On Sounds Good, Dr. Rusty Jones stops by to speak with Tracy Ross about this year's program, with the theme of "Dangerous Dreams." Also, hear the "Minutes with Shakespeare" produced at WKMS and see the full schedule of events for this festival:  

"A Minute with Shakespeare"

Hear these segments on WKMS weekdays leading up to the performances at 7:19 a.m., 12:19 p.m. and 4:19 p.m.


Shakespeare Festival Events (with Performance dates) 

March 3-5:

  • Cinema International: Caesar Must Die, 7:30 PM, Curris Center Theater (free)

Monday, March 7:

  • Noon-1 PM: Shakespeare Flash Mob: Killing Caesar and the Shakespeare Chili Pepper Challenge (Rocking Chair Lounge, Curris Center)
  • 3:30-4:30 PM: Lecture, Dr. Kathy Callahan (History), “We Band of Brothers: Henry V and the Hundred Years War." Waterfield Library Tuesday,

March 8:

  • 7 PM: Performance: Julius Caesar (Lovett) Wednesday

March 9:

  • 10 AM: Performance: Julius Caesar (Lovett)
  • 3-4 PM: Workshop: “Basic Stage Combat” (Lovett)
  • 4-5 PM: Lecture, Dr. Andy Black (English and Philosophy), "Adapting Caesar: Caesar on Film in the 1930s and 1950s,” FH 107
  • 5-6:30 PM: Community Workshop: “Shakespeare’s Stage and Circumstances” (Playhouse in the Park, Central Park, Murray, KY)

March 10:

  • 10 AM: Performance: Julius Caesar (Lovett)
  • 3-4 PM: Lecture, Dr. Aaron Irvin (History), “Caesar: The History Behind the Story,” Waterfield Library
  • 4-5:30 PM: Panel Discussion: “The Experience of the Modern Warrior vs. Henry V: Did Shakespeare Get it Right?” (MSU Office of Veterans Affairs and Dept. of English and Philosophy); The Stables at The Curris Center
  • 7 PM: Performance: Henry V (Lovett)

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