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Shakespearean ambition: Marin Shakes renovates 2 theaters at once By Lily Janiak December 22, 2017 Updated: December 23, 2017 7:58pm   Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Lesley Currier (left) and her husband, Robert Currier, are surrounded by Marin Shakespeare Company costumes in a storage area at their new, year-round downtown theater space in San…

Inmates perform HENRY IV, PART 1 at Duele Vocational Institution in Tracy

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Prisoners learn lessons from Shakespeare By Denise Ellen Rizzo | 0 comments The 400-year-old words of William Shakespeare came to life at Deuel Vocational Institution on Sunday when a small group of inmates performed “Henry IV, Part One.” The performance — a first for the prison near Tracy — was part of the state’s Arts in…

Why there’s much ado about inmates doing Shakespeare behind bars.

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https://www.upworthy.com/why-theres-much-ado-about-inmates-doing-shakespeare-behind-bars October 14, 2016 Why there’s much ado about inmates doing Shakespeare behind bars. Lights! Camera! Second chances! by Erin Canty Share this story Tweet this story The stage is set. The actors put the final touches on their costumes and wait nervously in the wings. The audience is ushered in by an armed guard…

Elena Wright – Beloved Theatre Artist

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An interview with Trevor Hoffmann Elena Wright is a veteran of Marin Shakespeare, and a professional theater artist working in the Bay Area and beyond. Her background in stage combat and her versatility as an actor have been a huge part of the current MSC Summer Season, where she has played lead roles in both…

Dominican University Professor Perry Guevara on Visiting Shakespeare at San Quentin

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Spring ’17 SL Course Spotlight: Shakespeare and Social Justice Goes to San Quentin Students recreating “sculptures” from the exercise at San Quentin. For the first time, Dominican is partnering with the Marin Shakespeare Company in their mission to bring the life-affirming practices of theater to prison. By Perry Guevera, Assistant Professor of English In 1989, a small yet…

Fight Choreographer Richard Pallaziol Interviewed

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An interview with Kim Taylor Dancer Gene Kelly inspired career of fight choreographer Richard Pallaziol Richard Pallaziol, a Napa resident since 1990, has been a professional stage fight choreographer for the past 37 years and has designed and taught the fights for nearly 300 stage productions throughout California. Both during and after studying theater at…

Learning Shakespeare while incarcerated at Folsom Women’s Prison

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ABC News channel 10’s report by Ananda Rochita on the dress rehearsal for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Folsom Women’s Prison:  http://www.abc10.com/news/local/folsom-orangevale/learning-shakespeare-while-incarcerated-at-folsom-womens-prison/440280476 Folsom Women’s Prison is the first women’s prison in California that will perform Shakespeare on stage. They’ll be performing, “The Taming of the Shrew.” Tamsyn Jones is the lead and an inmate. “It’s…