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Shakespeare at Winedale
The UT program offers a marathon run of the Bard's early trilogy
"...Some Shakespeare plays come around as regularly as a city bus...."

Aug. 5, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Shakespeare's First Folio
Why the first collection of the Bard's plays is such a big deal and cause to celebrate on his 400th death anniversary
"...that otherwise would have vanished. How about that, Will Shakespeare?..."

March 18, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

If It's Summer, It Must Be Shakespeare
Summer is the time for Shakespeare, so naturally here are a couple of the Bard's plays being staged in the Austin area -- Julius Caesar from the Austin Shakespeare Festival and Two Gentlemen of Verona from Different Stages -- and directors Paul Norton and Norman Blumensaadt to explain how they came to produce them this season.
"...Summer is the time for Shakespeare. Dozens upon dozens of companies throughout the country spend..."

June 27, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Zachary Scott Theatre Center
The National Endowment for the Arts is giving the Zachary Scott Theatre Center $40,000 toward a production of 'Porgy and Bess' to be staged in 2007
"...The folks at the Zachary Scott Theatre Center were ready to spring forward last weekend, and it..."

April 14, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Winedale's Lauds and Losses?
Shakespeare program earns honors as historic buildings fade
"...The student Shakespeareans have departed, but the Bard they celebrate is sticking..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Hidden Room Theatre Resurrects King Lear
The once-popular but now obscure revision of Shakespeare's play by Nahum Tate is revived, complete with happy ending
"...of devastating proportions. This ain't your mama's Lear. Or Shakespeare's, for that matter. This Lear is more of a..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Arts Feature by Stephanie Carll

The Academe Is an Actress
Does Shakespeare pass the Bechdel test? and other feminist inquiries
"...heard the question often from classmates, fellow actors, and Shakespeare-minded friends. On the one hand: plays where women with..."

May 8, 2015 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

The Hidden Room Theatre's Henry IV
Beth Burns' latest foray into Shakespeare will school you on how to present plays penned by the Bard
"...to produce, direct, and perform the plays of William Shakespeare. Your instructor is Beth Burns, who has directed Hidden..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Art Transplant
The Move Toward a Cultural Center in Downtown
"...place with a genuine sense of place, a physical center whose area can serve as a cultural meeting ground,..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Arts Feature by Brett Holloway-Reeves

''Tis Pity She's a Whore'
Not everything in 7 Towers' staging of this revenge tragedy works, but the production has heart
"...Company production of this rarely seen play (actually, the American Shakespeare Center brought its touring version to Austin last..."

July 6, 2012 Arts Review by Jillian Owens

The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...sort of transtemporal collaboration, of course, and the Ransom Center’s Eric Colleary is partly to blame...."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Ripping the Shrew
The Rude Mechanicals Tear Into Shakespeare
"...Dr. Narrator navigates us through the back alleys of Shakespeare's classic. A collage of music, movement, and text. Kate..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Arts Feature by Adrienne Martini

Nearly 50 Food, Music, & Arts Festivals to Keep You Busy This Spring
From barbecue to burlesque, something for every Austinite this season
"...provides support for domestic violence survivors. April 13 Pan American Rec Amphitheater Fusebox Festival..."

April 3, 2019 Chron Events Post by Alyssa Hiarker

Summer Camp Guide
"...the High Tech Headquarters, the Junior Genius Zone, and Shakespeare's Nook. Field trips, swimming, karate, and dance also round..."

April 28, 2006 Features Feature by Nora Ankrum

2005 Kids Summer Camps
An annotated list of several places where kids could be going this summer to enjoy physically and mentally invigorating activities
"...forget to check online for updates.) General CampsCALUSIO CREATIVITY CENTER hones young imaginations through weeklong sessions of creativity-inducing programs,..."

April 29, 2005 Features Feature

Monumental Shift
Major personnel changes across the Austin arts scene signal the start of a new era
"...major companies or institutions, including Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Shakespeare Festival, and Salvage Vanguard Theater. An equal number of..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

To Ancient Troy (By Way of Denver)
Ancient Greece and modern Denver may seem an incongruous pairing, but in the new Greek epic Tantalus, produced by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, they prove a striking fit, creating a work that's heroic.
"...of most theatre companies -- indeed, even the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), which commissioned Tantalus, could not mount the..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
Giving a lot of sweet bouquets (and taking their sweet time doing it)
"...touching. Taking top honors this year was the Austin Shakespeare production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, winning four awards. The..."

June 8, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...to April 30, 2012, was assembled by the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Cate Blouke (theatre), Claire Canavan (theatre),..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...studies – plus elective courses in subjects such as Shakespeare and multivariable calculus. The school is looking for students..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Feature

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
"...marathon production of Rose Rage; its five-hour condensation of Shakespeare's Henry VI histories earned eight nominations, including Outstanding Production,..."

May 24, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Res Publica
Good times for good citizens, March 26-April 3
"...benefits of conservation-based development. 9am-4:30pm. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse, 828-0076. $35. www.hillcountryalliance.org. Saturday28..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature

Learning Curve
Lessons from the Long Center's first six months
"...The staff and supporters of the Long Center for the Performing Arts spent 16 years working out..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Critics Table Tops at 25
The nominees for the 2016-17 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Critics Table award process this year were the Austin American-Statesman's Andrew J. Friedenthal (theatre) and Claire Canavan (theatre); the..."

May 22, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...hardly compete with the one packed into the Erwin Center for Paul Simon Monday night, but the one at..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Invasion of the Lit Flix
Literary Classics Rush the Screen
"...in Twister and to watch our stand-ins protect the American way of life from alien takeover in Independence Day...."

Nov. 8, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Quips & Squealers
Monday, Apr 5
"...(Esther's Pool, 8pm Mon; Maggie Mae's, 10pm Sat) --J.C. Shakespeare..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...informal affiliation of arts writers, consisting of the Austin American-Statesman's Michael Barnes (arts), Jamie Smith Cantara (theatre), Randy Harriman..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Reissues
Los Zafiros
"...tensions accompanying the Cuban missile crisis crept into the American pop charts that it seemed as though doo-wop and..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Music Feature

Making History, Part One
Playwright Robert Schenkkan on bringing LBJ to the stage in 'All the Way'
"...the play's genesis as a commission from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions cycle of history plays, what makes..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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