Shakespeare http://wunc.org en Superheroes On A Submarine: A New Take On Shakespeare http://wunc.org/post/superheroes-submarine-new-take-shakespeare <p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Last week as Shakespeare fans around the world celebrated his 450th birthday, Durham's <a href="http://manbitesdogtheater.org/">Manbites Dog Theater</a> opened a modern adaptation of his last masterpiece, The Tempest.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:51:33 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 34641 at http://wunc.org Superheroes On A Submarine: A New Take On Shakespeare NC Shakespeare Festival Suspending Operations http://wunc.org/post/nc-shakespeare-festival-suspending-operations <p>The <a href="http://www.ncshakes.org/">North Carolina Shakespeare Festival</a>, known as NCShakes, has announced that it is suspending all operations, effective immediately. NCShakes, one of High Point's main cultural attractions, has brought theater lovers to the city for 36 years.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:06:14 +0000 Avery Kleinman 19999 at http://wunc.org NC Shakespeare Festival Suspending Operations How Shakespeare Says "I'm Sorry" http://wunc.org/post/how-shakespeare-says-im-sorry <p></p><p>The public mea culpa has become akin to performance art in modern times. It seems a month seldom goes by without a celebrity, public figure or politician begging for forgiveness via the mass media. Repentance and forgiveness have not always been such public, interpersonal matters, however. In the days before the Protestant Reformation, forgiveness was up to God and God alone. In her new book, "Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness" (Cornell University Press/2011), Duke University English Professor Sarah Beckwith traces the roots of our modern understanding of forgiveness to the language of William Shakespeare's later plays. Host Frank Stasio talks with Beckwith about how we say "I'm sorry." Tue, 30 Aug 2011 15:35:00 +0000 Amber Nimocks & Frank Stasio 8076 at http://wunc.org How Shakespeare Says "I'm Sorry" Shakespeare Festival Cancels Fall Productions http://wunc.org/post/shakespeare-festival-cancels-fall-productions <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival has canceled its fall season for the first time in 34 years. Administrators made the decision in light of the state budget proposal, which cuts essentially all state funds for the festival. About 15 percent of the organization's $1.1 million budget comes from the state. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 17:33:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8722 at http://wunc.org