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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 […]

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Houston Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 40 Years of Free Theatre

Posted on · The Houston Shakespeare Festival, hosted by the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance, turns 40 this year. Every year, the festival presents free productions of Shakespeare plays at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This summer, the Houston Shakespeare Festival presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Henry IV, Part 1. We talk with Executive Director Jim Johnson, and cast members David […]

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Year Round School, Films, and the Houston Shakespeare Festival: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 30, 2014

Posted on · School is still a few weeks away for most Texas students, but classes have already begun for some in the state. That includes in El Paso, where students within Socorro ISD started attending class on Monday. They’re in what’s commonly referred to as “year-round” education. Instead of a long summer break – students get shorter […]

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Hamlet and the Henrys

Posted on · If it’s feeling especially Elizabethan in Houston these days, you’re not imagining things. In the live theatre world, you can see the Classical Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet right now at the Barnevelder Arts Complex. Or, if you were watching Houston PBS last Friday night, you may have caught a performance of William Shakespeare’s Richard […]

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Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Posted on · KUHF, along with KHOU and Rice University just concluded a poll seeking voters’ opinions on a variety of issues heading into the November election. Poll questions ranged from opinions about the Houston mayor’s race to bond initiatives to renovate the Astrodome and build an inmate processing center, to problems facing the city of Houston. On […]