Posted on · "Macbeth" promises tragic violence while "Much Ado About Nothing" brings the laughs.
Posted on · On Friday's show: The lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed on behalf of women denied abortions despite their health being in jeopardy shares her story and talks about the often-emotional testimony in the case this week.
Posted on · William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and "Cymbeline" will be performed alternatively during the festival, which runs through Aug. 6 and is free to attend.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Local pediatricians help parents prepare for a new school year amid a pandemic, City Council Member Tiffany Thomas answers your questions, and Houston as a hotbed for Olympic fencing.
Posted on · Words well chosen highlight this week's episode -- poetry old and new!
Posted on · Artistic director Jack Young and actor Dean Coutris talk about this year's productions of Julius Caesar and As You Like It.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Reflecting on the career of NASA's Chris Kraft, the future of the Battleship Texas, a NASA engineer writes science fiction, and we preview the Houston Shakespeare Festival.
Posted on · At this year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival, many women are playing roles that have traditionally been played by men.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We address concerns over security in the upcoming November election. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we examine a new approach to gender roles at the Houston Shakespeare Festival.
Posted on · “It’s like training as an athlete, and playing Richard is a pretty much a 90-minute marathon sprint.”
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 […]
Posted on · The 2016 Democratic National Convention concluded last night, with Hillary Clinton accepting her party's nomination for President. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Texas Public Radio's Ryan Poppe, who has been reporting this week from the convention in Philadelphia. We discuss the impact the Texas delegation had on events this week. We […]
Posted on · Later this month (April 23, 2016), in celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Brazos Bookstore will host actors from the Houston Shakespeare Festival. They’ll present some of Shakespeare’s greatest death scenes. We hear a sampling of what they'll perform from actors Constance Swain (as Juliet) and Josh Clark (as Romeo) in — […]
Posted on · Today, Houston Matters broadcasts live from Jones Plaza, in the heart of Houston’s theater district! The district, in collaboration with Houston First, is presenting a series of “Food Truck Tuesdays” as a way to encourage Houstonians who work in nearby downtown offices to interact with one another and learn more about the city’s theater offerings. […]
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.