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Group Combines Shakespeare with Traditional Indian Dance

Posted on · It might sound like a strange pairing – William Shakespeare and traditional Indian dance. But a Houston choreographer is exploring new territory by merging the two. News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on a performance uniting eastern and western art forms from Silambam Houston Indian Classical Arts. The group performs its production of […]

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Houston Shakespeare Festival Presents ‘Henry V’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Posted on · Once again this summer, the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance presents the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre. Last year’s festival drew more than 37,000 people. This summer, the festival features productions of Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing.  We talk about the productions with this year’s directors and […]

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Local Author Explains Every Single Shakespeare Play for Young Adults

Posted on · In school, did you ever have trouble understanding a work of Shakespeare? Have you ever attended a production of Macbeth or The Tempest and struggled to keep track of all the characters and plot lines? Well, Houston author Dennis Abrams has something that can help. Recently, he embarked on the ambitious project of re-categorizing and and breaking […]

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Foster Care, Zoning, and Allergies: Wednesday’s Show (March 30, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (March 21, 2016), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the Sttate of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. That ruling leaves intact a December 2015 ruling by Judge Janis Graham Jack, who declared the system “broken” and unconstitutional. In ordering the overhaul, Judge Jack […]

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Dost Thou Heareth Shakespeare in Houston?

Posted on · For almost 40 years, the Houston Shakespeare Festival has been bringing the love of Iambic pentameter and 400-year old drama to the Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year’s nine-day run, from July 31st to August 9th, features Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice in repertory. Paige Phelps headed to rehearsals on the University of Houston campus […]

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Houston Poet Tells Modern Stories with an Old Art Form: Sonnets

Posted on · When you think of sonnets, perhaps your mind goes immediately to Shakespeare and rhyming, metered verse that’s often about love. But Houston poet Cedric Ary attempts to lend the art form to modern subject matter. Despite being known more for spoken-word poetry and poetry slams, he tells Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu sonnets were his […]