England is in chaos. The country’s leaders are about to slug it out in a winner-take-all fight. And history’s greatest blowhard calls for more wine. Madison Shakespeare Company’s Henry the Fourth is the center of the Shakespeare’s Rarer Monsters season at the Bartell Theatre, presented February 9-17, 2018, in the Evjue Stage. Tickets available now. Directed […]
“A good sherris-sack hath a two-fold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain; dries me there the foolish and dull and crudy vapours which environ it; apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery, and delectable shapes; which delivered o’er to the voice, the which is the birth, becomes excellent wit.” So said Shakespeare’s […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Madison Shakespeare Company’s producer Jason Compton. Madison Shakespeare Company’s upcoming premiere of its latest full-length production, The Tragedy of Macbeth, runs July 21 through July 24 at the Edgewood College amphitheater. Well-regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most taut and engaging works, The Tragedy of Macbeth explores timeless themes […]
8 O’Clock Buzz guest host Brian Standing (sitting in for Jonathan Zarov) visits with two of Improv Shakespeare’s performers, former Madisonian Asher Perlman and former Texan John Sabine. Since 2005, Chicago’s Improvised Shakespeare Company has been slinging impromptu iambic pentameter in the style of the Bard of Avon. Based on a single audience suggestion, the troupe […]
Host Jonathan Zarov interviews production staff on the Madison Shakespeare Company’s “An Evening’s Affair 2: Shakespeare’s Betrayals” : Emily Morrison-Weeks: Director of two of the ten scenes Elliott Puckette: Adapter and dramaturg Jason Compton: Producer/actor/director The production will play at the following venues: Thursday February 18, 7:30 at Capital Brewery Friday February 19, 7:30 at […]
Young Shakespeare Players of Madison is a one-of-a-kind organization that produces full-length, un-modified Shakespeare plays year round, with everyone getting a part who tries out, and no child turned away for lack of funds.