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Holiday associated with the summer solstice and feast day of Saint John the Baptist

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Interval Drinks
Minnie Gale and Pippa Nixon

Interval Drinks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 32:55


Actor Minnie Gale meets fellow actor Pippa Nixon and they talk about how the theatre industry is beginning to change so that women and men can continue working when they've become parents. Pippa talks about her experiences of performing in The Importance of Being Earnest and breastfeeding a newborn, and Minnie reflects of  her journey playing Margaret in all three parts of Henry VI, beginning when she was five months' pregnant for part one, and ending with a nine-month-old baby. Each week we bring together current Royal Shakespeare Company actors with RSC artists who have inspired them. The music is ‘Oberon's Theme – King of Shadows', originally composed by Sam Kenyon for A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016).

Live On Air with Steven Cuoco

Oliver Trevena is best-known for his acting & for regularly hosting the hugely popular celebrity chat show, Young Hollywood (2007). He was born and raised in East Sussex, England and is the youngest of four sons. Oliver trained at the South East Theatre Society & RADA. In his early acting days, he starred in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Later, he starred in a variety of plays, including "The King and I", "Bugsy Malone" and even "Oliver". He has since starred in movies, like The Long Road (2008), Ready? OK! (2008) and TV appearances in The Good Guys (2010), Leverage (2008), The Forgotten (2009) and How to Rock (2012). He now lives in LA but spends his time between the US and UK. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-cuoco/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steven-cuoco/support

Merely Roleplayers
Vigil: Quarry, Act 4

Merely Roleplayers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 49:00


Quarry, Act Four of Four: In which the Hunt is at bay; a hound bites its master; and a mentor has nothing more to teach.Programme notesThis production contains blood, gore, and references to childhood trauma.If you enjoy Vigil, you should check out the Sherrydown Enquirer, a Monster of the Week mystery scenario and Sherrydown lore zine. Each issue contains a mystery for use with the roleplaying game Monster of the Week by Michael Sands, for the roleplayers among you; and some juicy history and information about the Sherrydown setting, for fans of Vigil. Buy every issue at https://merelymatt.itch.ioCome to the first Interactive Soup at Theatre Deli Leadenhall, London on Tuesday 4 October. Tickets are £5 and include homemade soup and a vote. Five people pitch ideas, and the pitch with the most votes gets the night's ticket money. Pitch submissions are open until 11:59pm on 20 September, and tickets are available until they sell out.Our promo this episode is for Play On Podcasts from Next Chapter Podcasts: epic audio adventures that reimagine Shakespeare's timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of award-winning actors. Each episode explores plays from Macbeth to A Midsummer Night's Dream, created specifically for the podcast form by some of America's most exciting playwrights, directors and composers, and performed by stage and screen's best.Dramatis personae and other definitionsCameron Jarvis: An intense young man, obsessed with monster hunting since his parents and sister were killed by ghouls while camping outside Sherrydown.Melody: The owner of Melodies, the cosy cafe and vinyl shop on Market Street. Melody is an ageless patchwork person animated by music, who fled her creator ages ago and has owned a music shop on this spot ever since.Brier: A mischievous shapeshifting púca, the fae guardian of Sherrydown's Rosebrier Forest.Renko: A DoOm agent assigned to Sherrydown, furloughed since the office closed.Department of Omissions (DO, DoOm): The UK government department tasked with preventing harm to citizens from supernatural phenomena. Severely defunded under Tory austerity policies and currently prioritising major urban population centres.Sherrydown, Brackshire: A historic English market town. One of the first towns to lose its DoOm office.Omission effect: The rejection of certain beings and phenomena by long-term memory. Can be suppressed by concentration, mnemonic techniques, hypnosis, trauma, or the light of the full moon.CreditsCOMPERE: Matt BoothmanSTARRING:Christopher Starkey as Cameron Jarvis, the WrongedHelen Stratton as Melody, the ConstructedStrat as Brier, the MonstrousVikki as Renko, the FlakeROLEPLAYING GAME SYSTEM: Monster of the Week, designed by Michael SandsMUSIC BY: Alexander PankhurstSOUND DESIGN BY: Helen StrattonEDITED AND PRODUCED BY: Matt BoothmanFind usOn Twitter @MerelyRoleplayOn Instagram @MerelyRoleplayersOn Tumblr @merelyroleplayerswww.MerelyRoleplayers.com

The Artist Inclusive Podcast
On Learning in Motion, With Cameron Knight

The Artist Inclusive Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 41:07


In this episode of The Artist Inclusive Podcast, hosts Shanga Parker and Daniel Lamb are joined by actor Cameron Knight. Cameron is the Director of the BFA Acting Program and an Associate Professor of Acting in Theatre Program at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He previously was Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at UNCSA, Assistant Professor, Head of BFA Acting The Theatre School at DePaul University, and Assistant Professor Carnegie Mellon University. His notable acting works include: Benedick in Much ado about Nothing, Othello in Othello, Dogberry in Much ado about Nothing, Booth in Top dog/underdog, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hud in Hair, Cleante in The Imaginary Invalid,  Bill Walker in Major Barbara, Cory in Fences. His directing credits are myriad, and his credentials vast and numerous. Listen to this episode of the Artist Inclusive Podcast to hear Cameron tell the fascinating and gripping tale of his journey to today. @cameronmknight (instagram)Website: Artist Inclusive https://www.hollandcreative.io  daniel@hollandcreative.io    IG: https://instagram.com/conversioncopydesign  https://www.dashofcopy.com  anna@dashofcopy.com  IG: Dash of Copy (@dashofcopy) • Instagram photos and videos 

Live On Air with Steven Cuoco
Oliver Trevena Shoutout to Steven Cuoco

Live On Air with Steven Cuoco

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 0:15


Oliver Trevena is best-known for his acting & for regularly hosting the hugely popular celebrity chat show, Young Hollywood (2007). He was born and raised in East Sussex, England and is the youngest of four sons. Oliver trained at the South East Theatre Society & RADA. In his early acting days, he starred in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Later, he starred in a variety of plays, including "The King and I", "Bugsy Malone" and even "Oliver". He has since starred in movies, like The Long Road (2008), Ready? OK! (2008) and TV appearances in The Good Guys (2010), Leverage (2008), The Forgotten (2009) and How to Rock (2012). He now lives in LA but spends his time between the US and UK. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/steven-cuoco/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/steven-cuoco/support

Paranormal Plus
Remember the movie Holes? This is like that.

Paranormal Plus

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 49:09


This is nothing like the movie Holes M&M talk about the hollow earth conspiracy. Could there be beans in there? I hope not! Email: paranormalpluspod@gmail.com Twitter: @parapluspod Instagram: paranormalpluspod Thanks to Rowan Ross for the artwork! Sources for this episode: Voyage to Our Hollow Earth - Trip Information (voyagehollowearth.com) Is there a green vegetation in the geographic North Pole? - Quora Walter Siegmeister - Wikipedia Pierre Bouguer - Wikipedia Charles Hutton - Wikipedia Michael Grumley - Wikipedia Why is it called astronomy when all the other sciences end in -ology? (Beginner) - Curious About Astronomy? Ask an Astronomer (cornell.edu) BA Astrology Course, Admission, Eligibility, Top College 2022 (collegedunia.com) Subterranean fiction - Wikipedia What if the Earth were Hollow? - YouTube Ancient Aliens: The Hollow Earth Theory (Season 10) | History - YouTube Hollow Earth: The Theory That Inspired Godzilla Vs. Kong - YouTube Hollow Earth - Wikipedia 404 Not Found | History of Yesterday Guns in Space - YouTube Olaf Jansen And The Smoky God - Stranger Dimensions What If Aliens are Living Inside Earth? - YouTube Godzilla VS Kong: Hollow Earth Explained - YouTube Earth's crust - Wikipedia Scientists Discover Massive Hidden Ocean Under The United States | HuffPost UK Tech (huffingtonpost.co.uk) A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 3, Scene 2 Translation | Shakescleare, by LitCharts

The Poetry Magazine Podcast
Esther Belin in Conversation with A. Van Jordan

The Poetry Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 34:11


This week, Esther Belin speaks with A. Van Jordan about his forthcoming book,When I Waked, I Cried to Dream Again. The title comes from The Tempest, and the book celebrates Black youth while complicating contemporary understandings of Shakespearian characters and influence. Jordan shares two poems from that forthcoming book: “Airsoft” and “Such Sweet Thunder.” “Airspoft” begins with the epigraph, “For Tamir Rice,” and this November marks the eight-year anniversary since Rice, who was twelve years old, was killed by a white police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, less than an hour away from where Jordan grew up. The second poem Jordan reads, “Such Sweet Thunder,” references A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn album that borrows from the line, “I never heard so musical a discord, such sweet thunder.” Belin and Jordan discuss the impact and legacy of artistic representations of race and explore how Ellington and Strayhorn musically engaged with Shakespeare's writing. Thanks to the Folger Shakespeare Library's Shakespeare Unlimited podcast for allowing us to share some clips from their episode, “Duke Ellington, Shakespeare, and ‘Such Sweet Thunder.'”

NHR Sunday Morning Local Arts
Rowan Nix talks about touring performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream

NHR Sunday Morning Local Arts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 17:02


Rowan NIx from Bear Left Theatre Company chats to Kev Castle on Nottingham Hospital Radio about their touring performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream in October.

Deep Overstock Fiction
Shakespeare! (Celebrating DO Issue 18: Old Favorites - Shakespeare)

Deep Overstock Fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 52:29


DO Issue 18: Old Favorites is out next month! We are celebrating its themes with classic radio drama. This week we're celebrating Shakespeare with six scenes from Shakespeare. Preorder Old Favorites! For these scenes, we roll a six-sided die to find out who's who right before recording. We don't know our roles until we roll! Cast: Robert Eversmann, Melissa Kerman, Simon Lang, Michael Santiago, Z.B. Wagman 1. Macbeth Act I Scene 1 First Witch - Bobby Second Witch - Simon Third Witch - Mike 2. Midsummer Night's Dream Act III Scene 1 pt. 1 Bottom - Simon Quince - Melissa Snout - Mike Starveling - Bobby Robin - Zach 3. Tempest Act I Scene 2 Stephano - Melissa Trinculo - Mike Caliban - Zach Ariel - Bobby 4. Henry IV Act III Scene 3 Falstaff - Melissa Bardolph - Mike Hostess - Simon Prince - Zach 5. Romeo and Juliet Act I Scene 1 Sampson - Mike Gregory - Zach Abram - Melissa Benvolio - Simon Tybalt - Bobby Prince - Melissa 6. Two Noble Kinsmen Act II Scene 2 Arcite - Simon Palamon - Mike Emilia - Bobby Woman - Melissa 7. Midsummer Night's Dream Act III Scene 1 pt. 1 Bottom - Zach Titania - Bobby Peasblossom - Simon Cobweb - Mike Mote - Melissa Mustardseed - Simon

English Programme
Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Episode 1

English Programme

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 6:32


English Programme
Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Episode 2

English Programme

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 6:12


Shakespeare
Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Episode 1

Shakespeare

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 6:32


Shakespeare
Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Episode 2

Shakespeare

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 6:12


The Networking Magazine
The London Connection

The Networking Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 23:16


We catch up with the actress Francesca De Luca. An impressive portfolio includes playing Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Carla in Kennedys Children. Seeking diversity, an opportunity presented itself to work alongside Oliver Reed in the movie; “Orpheus and Eurydice “. Francesca would later audition for Francis Ford Coppola and was cast in “Distant Vision” film. A notable achievement that I personally believe made her mark in Hollywood. Francesca's Instagram Francesca's editorial Host - Sanj Saigal Podcast production - Networking Magazine Podcast series - Jibba Jabba

Merely Roleplayers
Vigil: Quarry, Act 3

Merely Roleplayers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 52:04


Quarry, Act Three of Four: In which Brier plays both sides; the pull of blood works both ways; and things come to a head at Sherrydown Library.Programme notesThis production contains blood, gore, and references to childhood trauma.Are you involved in interactive performance in any way? Could you put a bit of cash to good use? Come to the first Interactive Soup at Theatre Deli Leadenhall, London on Tuesday 4 October. Tickets are £5 and include homemade soup and a vote. Five people pitch ideas, and the pitch with the most votes gets the night's ticket money. Pitch submissions are open until 11:59pm on 20 September, and tickets are available until they sell out.Our promo this episode is for Play On Podcasts from Next Chapter Podcasts: epic audio adventures that reimagine Shakespeare's timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of award-winning actors. Each episode explores plays from Macbeth to A Midsummer Night's Dream, created specifically for the podcast form by some of America's most exciting playwrights, directors and composers, and performed by stage and screen's best.Dramatis personae and other definitionsCameron Jarvis: An intense young man, obsessed with monster hunting since his parents and sister were killed by ghouls while camping outside Sherrydown.Melody: The owner of Melodies, the cosy cafe and vinyl shop on Market Street. Melody is an ageless patchwork person animated by music, who fled her creator ages ago and has owned a music shop on this spot ever since.Brier: A mischievous shapeshifting púca, the fae guardian of Sherrydown's Rosebrier Forest.Renko: A DoOm agent assigned to Sherrydown, furloughed since the office closed.Department of Omissions (DO, DoOm): The UK government department tasked with preventing harm to citizens from supernatural phenomena. Severely defunded under Tory austerity policies and currently prioritising major urban population centres.Sherrydown, Brackshire: A historic English market town. One of the first towns to lose its DoOm office.Omission effect: The rejection of certain beings and phenomena by long-term memory. Can be suppressed by concentration, mnemonic techniques, hypnosis, trauma, or the light of the full moon.CreditsCOMPERE: Matt BoothmanSTARRING:Christopher Starkey as Cameron Jarvis, the WrongedHelen Stratton as Melody, the ConstructedStrat as Brier, the MonstrousVikki as Renko, the FlakeROLEPLAYING GAME SYSTEM: Monster of the Week, designed by Michael SandsMUSIC BY: Alexander PankhurstSOUND DESIGN BY: Helen StrattonEDITED AND PRODUCED BY: Matt BoothmanFind usOn Twitter @MerelyRoleplayOn Instagram @MerelyRoleplayersOn Tumblr @merelyroleplayerswww.MerelyRoleplayers.com

Beauty Call Podcast
Gratitude Breathing Meditation with Opera Star, Megan Gillespie

Beauty Call Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 22:50


Beautiful Fans and Followers, I love a good meditation as it helps me be centered and calm - something we all need prior to a pageant, an interview, or LIFE! Join me today for an amazing gratitude meditation with Megan Gillespie. About Megan:Megan has two degrees from Manhattan School of Music, a Bachelor of Music and a Masters in Opera Performance. Megan's opera career has taken her to the Royal Opera House of Oman, the Palacio de la Opera de La Coruna in Spain, the Castleton Opera Festival, Central City Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Beverly Hills Sundays at Two Recital Series, One World Symphony, and to venues in Greve, Italy, and Salzburg, Austria.Her roles include: Maddalena in Rigoletto, Petra in A Little Night Music, Amelia in Ottelo, Wowkle in La fanciulla del West, Hyppolita in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lyubasha in The Tsar's Bride, Barbara in One Penny Opera, Annina in La Traviata, Carmen in Carmen, Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, to name a few. Some Oratorios she has performed are Rossinis' Stabat Matter, The Bach Christmas Oratorio, Alexander's Feast, and each year she performs Messiah with St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach.Megan has been a Young Artist at programs such as Central City Opera in Colorado and The Castelton Festival in Virginia under the baton of Lorin Maazel.She directed over 30 youth musicals, also performing as the music director. Most recently, she directed The Tsar's Bride for The Independent Opera Company.During the pandemic she has sung session work and voice overs from her home studio including commercials, podcasts, operas, and stories.Some of the awards Megan has won include: Regional MET National Council Auditions, Fe Bland Vocal Competition, Beverly Hills Music at the Mansion, LACMA Sundays Live, Opera Florham, AMTL Recitals in Carnegie Hall, Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, YoungArts Finalist, and the Palm Springs Opera Guild, Classical Singer CompetitionHow to connect with Megan:www.MeganGillespieMezzo.comTikTok: @Megnificent_LessonsIG: @Megnificent_LessonsFB: @MeganGillespiesStudioSupport the show

Dreamful  - Bedtime Stories
The Bard Series: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Dreamful - Bedtime Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 34:22


This is the first episode of the Bard Series in which we will tell Shakespeare's most famous tales.  My personal favorite, A Midsummer Night's Dream. So, snuggle up in your blankets & have sweet dreams. The music in this episode is Stories from the Sky by Sid Acharya.BetterHelp is an online counseling service offering licensed professional therapists without the inconvenience of a waiting room. Visit www.betterhelp.com/dreamful for 10% off your first month.Need more Dreamful?  For more info about the show, episodes, and ways to support; check out our website, www.dreamfulstories.com  If you love this podcast and want to help us make it even better; visit our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/dreamfulpodcast. Become a Patreon member to get access to bonus episodes, vote on future episodes, and more!Subscribe on Apple Podcasts for bonus episodes at apple.co/dreamfulTo get bonus episodes synced to your Spotify app, subscribe to dreamful.supercast.comYou can also support us with ratings, kind words, & sharing this podcast with loved ones. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/dreamfulpodcast & Instagram @dreamfulpodcast!Dreamful Podcast is produced and hosted by Jordan Blair. Edited by Katie Sokolovska. Theme song by Joshua Snodgrass. Cover art by Jordan Blair.  ©️ Dreamful LLCBetterHelp Visit our sponsor at BetterHelp.com/dreamful for 10% off your first month.Support the show

Someone Gets Me Podcast
How To Find Your Gifted Voice with Erin Roth

Someone Gets Me Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 48:40


Actor, writer and director, Erin Roth shares her methods in teaching artists and non-artists the techniques of master voice and Shakespeare teacher, Patsy Rodenburg. Learn to breathe with the most ease and to support your body in releasing stress and tension to pursue your purpose. Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ How To Find Your Gifted Voice with Erin Roth. Key point covered in this episode:  ✔️ Gifted people hold themselves back. Often, people we find with a tight jaw are those who grew up being told not to say something and trying to hold their truth in. It's incredible what happens when you learn to break that energetic pattern and find safety in expressing yourself. ✔️ Free your gift by freeing your voice. As an actor, Erin trains by working with her body, breath, and voice. She has improved through these methods on herself and by also teaching others. "There's just no separation between the two. I always start on a very practical level, working physically with people on their breath system and freeing their voices. And when I say free your voice, it's freeing it from extra tensions, extra habits that make it hard to communicate or speak…” ✔️ Learn how to be OK taking up the space you take up in the world. Fear will always shut you down. Erin reminds us to learn to be OK with taking up the space you take up in the world. That's a physical, mental, emotional, and energetic thing we must learn to fulfill our purpose. ✔️ If you want to talk to your audience and the people you serve with the most impact, you've got to learn to be present, connect beyond words, and reach their hearts. As a gifted thespian, Erin delights in how live theater delivers so much impact for the actors and the audience. Presence plays a huge part in breaking through invisible walls and inviting people into an incredible connection where we can all contemplate our shared humanity together.  ✔️ Mindfulness has become a fad lately, but it's something that will never go away. Numerous studies show tangible benefits, such as relieving pain and addressing anxiety and depression. People are waking up to the power of presence and being in that moment.  How do you include mindfulness in your daily life? ———————————————————————————————— Erin Roth is a New York City-based Registered Rodenburg Teacher (RRT), trained and certified by master voice and Shakespeare teacher Patsy Rodenburg. She coaches and teaches in-person and online Shakespeare classes and was one of the first 30 people in the world certified to teach Patsy Rodenburg's method. Erin is a regular contributor to Backstage Experts. Erin is also an actor, writer, director, and producer. Currently, she can be seen playing Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with the Hudson Classical Theater Company. Most recently, she played Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Elinor Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility. Other theater credits include Back of the Throat with the Flea Theater, On the Razzle at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Love of Three Oranges at the Santa Fe Theatre Festival, and Old School Sketch Show at the PIT. As a producer, past film and TV projects have gone to the Raindance International Film Festival and iTV Fest (Now Catalyst). Erin also recently co-directed A Midsummer Night's Dream. Erin is passionate about making Shakespeare accessible, giving actors the tools to do great Shakespeare, and helping actors reconnect to their authentic voice and presence. Erin recently expanded to coaching non-actors in presence, communication, and connection and is launching her first public speaking course this fall. ———————————————————————————————— Connect with Erin: www.erinrothcoaching.com www.erinroth.com www.backstage.com/magazine/author/erin-roth/ ———————————————————————————————— How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The Someone Gets Me Experience could be that perfect solution to bringing your heart's desire into reality. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/someone-gets-me-experience/ Join our Facebook Group Someone Gets Me: https://www.facebook.com/groups/someonegetsme. Follow Dianne's Facebook Page: Dianne A. Allen: https://www.facebook.com/msdianneallen. Email contact: dianne@visionsapplied.com Dianne's Mentoring Services: https://msdianneallen.com Website: https://www.visionsapplied.com Be sure to take a second and subscribe to the show and share it with anyone you think will benefit. Until next time, remember the world needs your unique gift, let your light shine.

The Dark Truth Podcast
Literature 101: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Dark Truth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 23:54


In this episode, Elizabeth retells the tale of four lovers succumbing to the tricks and mischief of a forest when they runaway to find true love among themselves. The love story quickly takes a dark turn when a woodland spirit initiates his revenge on those he's believes deserves it. Reference:William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's DreamSocial MediaInstagram: @lizhepburnconner @thedarktruthpodcastofficialTikTok: @thedarktruthpodcast

Businesses Start Here
Jennifer Tober

Businesses Start Here

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 48:18


In this episode, we chat with Jennifer Tober, the founder and artistic director of Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. We haven't had any guests who have started and run businesses focused on creative and the arts, so we are excited to be bringing you some new insights and ideas. Also, if you are in the Pittsburgh area during September, check out Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream!

ArtBeat Radio
Episode 125: End of Midsummer

ArtBeat Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 6:07


Episode Description:   In this episode, ART Center artists Brian Corder, Eric Recillas, Nancy Terry, and Aaron Francis present a recording of AAW artists reading the final lines of the Shakespearean play “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. Artists Brian Corder, Tim Holmes, and Max Lecanu-Fayet take on the roles of Oberon, Titania, and Puck respectively in a dramatic reading of the final section of Act 5 Scene 1. Shakespeare is a new challenge for the artists at ART center and they are excited to share their progress with listeners. Keep an eye out for more Shakespeare content as artists at ART Center tackle “Taming of the Shrew”. Thank you for listening!    Transcription: Nancy: Hello, welcome to Art Beat Radio. A-B-R-A-D-I-O, Art Beat Radio. Brian:  This year we have tackled a new challenge here at ART Center, Shakespeare. Last semester, we focused on the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. We got to know the characters, read the play, and created many adaptations. Aaron: Today we want to share a recording of some of us leading the final lines of the play. Nancy: You will hear Brian reading Oberon, Tim reading Titania, and Max reading Puck. Brian: Keep an eye out for more Shakespeare content this semester as we explore a new play! Aaron: We hope you enjoy!  All:  Action! Brian as Oberon: Through the house give glimmering light. By the dead and drowsy fire, Every elf and fairy sprite Hop as light as bird from brier, And this ditty after me Sing, and dance it trippingly.  Tim as Titania: First rehearse your song by rote, To each word a warbling note. Hand in hand with fairy grace Will we sing and bless this place.  Instructor: [The Fairies sing and dance]  Brian as Oberon: Now until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. To the best bride-bed will we, Which by us shall blessèd be, And the issue there create Ever shall be fortunate. So shall all the couples three Ever true in loving be, And the blots of nature's hand Shall not in their issue stand. Never mole, harelip, nor scar, Nor mark prodigious such as are Despisèd in nativity Shall upon their children be. [handing out vials of magic potion] With this field-dew consecrate, Every fairy takes his gait, And each several chamber bless Through this palace with sweet peace; And the owner of it blessed Ever shall in safety rest. Trip away, make no stay, Meet me all by break of day.  Instructor: [Exit all but Robin (Puck)]  Max as Robin (Puck): If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended: That you have but slumbered here, While these visions did appear; And this weak and idle theme, No more yielding but a dream, Gentles, do not reprehend. If you pardon, we will mend. And as I am an honest puck, If we have unearned luck Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue, We will make amends ere long, Else the puck a liar call. So, good night unto you all. Give me your hands if we be friends, And Robin shall restore amends.  Instructor:  All right! Nice job everybody, we did it! We read the play!  All: Wooo! Yay 

Voice of the Arts
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks

Voice of the Arts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022


Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks presents "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at various parks September 3rd through the 25th.   Artistic Director Jennifer Tober and Stoney Richards, who plays Bottom stopped by to talk about the production.   For more information, visit:   https://www.pittsburghshakespeare.com/

Merely Roleplayers
Vigil: Quarry, Act 2

Merely Roleplayers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 54:12


Quarry, Act Two of Four: In which the hounds of the Hunt are revealed; the Hunt keeps recruiting; and Brier makes a mess of Melodies.Programme notesThis production contains blood, gore, and references to childhood trauma.Are you involved in interactive performance in any way? Could you put a bit of cash to good use? Come to the first Interactive Soup at Theatre Deli Leadenhall, London on Tuesday 4 October. Tickets are £5 and include homemade soup and a vote. Five people pitch ideas, and the pitch with the most votes gets the night's ticket money. Get on the mailing list to find out when pitch submissions open and when tickets go on sale.Our promo this episode is for Play On Podcasts from Next Chapter Podcasts: epic audio adventures that reimagine Shakespeare's timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of award-winning actors. Each episode explores plays from Macbeth to A Midsummer Night's Dream, created specifically for the podcast form by some of America's most exciting playwrights, directors and composers, and performed by stage and screen's best.Dramatis personae and other definitionsCameron Jarvis: An intense young man, obsessed with monster hunting since his parents and sister were killed by ghouls while camping outside Sherrydown.Melody: The owner of Melodies, the cosy cafe and vinyl shop on Market Street. Melody is an ageless patchwork person animated by music, who fled her creator ages ago and has owned a music shop on this spot ever since.Brier: A mischievous shapeshifting púca, the fae guardian of Sherrydown's Rosebrier Forest.Renko: A DoOm agent assigned to Sherrydown, furloughed since the office closed.Department of Omissions (DO, DoOm): The UK government department tasked with preventing harm to citizens from supernatural phenomena. Severely defunded under Tory austerity policies and currently prioritising major urban population centres.Sherrydown, Brackshire: A historic English market town. One of the first towns to lose its DoOm office.Omission effect: The rejection of certain beings and phenomena by long-term memory. Can be suppressed by concentration, mnemonic techniques, hypnosis, trauma, or the light of the full moon.CreditsCOMPERE: Matt BoothmanSTARRING:Christopher Starkey as Cameron Jarvis, the WrongedHelen Stratton as Melody, the ConstructedStrat as Brier, the MonstrousVikki as Renko, the FlakeROLEPLAYING GAME SYSTEM: Monster of the Week, designed by Michael SandsMUSIC BY: Alexander PankhurstSOUND DESIGN BY: Helen StrattonEDITED AND PRODUCED BY: Matt BoothmanFind usOn Twitter @MerelyRoleplayOn Instagram @MerelyRoleplayersOn Tumblr @merelyroleplayerswww.MerelyRoleplayers.com

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales
Ep224 - Faran Tahir: From Sci-Fi to Broadway

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 47:34


Actor, writer, director and producer Faran Tahir may be best known for his roles in “Iron Man” (he tried to kill Tony Stark!) and “Star Trek” (he was killed by Nero!) but is now currently making his Broadway debut as Baba in “The Kite Runner”. Faran talks about playing villain roles, the challenge that comes with it, and how he brings a level of humanity to his roles. He talks about his childhood and growing up in a family who has been in the arts, and why he wasn't initially supported in his goal of becoming an actor. Aside from playing a bad guy, Tahir also shares the challenge of playing a good guy and of finding flaws, why he thinks art is "about putting up mirrors so that we can look at and examine ourselves". He shares what he would tell his students when he used to teach acting, which was you can never say you've mastered something. He also reflects on his role as Baba in "The Kite Runner", finding your spiritual community, and how as humans there is always room for redemption. Faran Tahir is an actor, writer, director, and producer who came from a theatre family. He has appeared in over 50 stage productions across the US and the world. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his graduate degree from the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. His film credits include "Iron Man", "Star Trek", "Escape Plan", and Elysium. He has also appeared in numerous TV shows, including "The West Wing", “12 Monkeys”, "Shameless", "Supernatural", "24", "Lost", "Prison Break", "Chuck", "Criminal Minds", and "How to Get Away with Murder". He's recently played the title role of Othello at Shakespeare Theatre Company and Richard III at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. His other theatre credits include "Macbeth" at American Repertory Theatre, "Beast and Moon" and “A Perfect Ganesh” at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Tahir is currently making his Broadway debut as Baba in "The Kite Runner". Connect with Faran: Twitter: @farantahir_ Instagram: @faran.tahir Facebook: @OfficialFaranTahir Connect with The Theatre Podcast: Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcast Twitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcast TikTok: @thetheatrepodcast Facebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcast TheTheatrePodcast.com Alan's personal Instagram: @alanseales Email me at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. I want to know what you think. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bard of Hudson
Episode 234: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Bard of Hudson

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 16:32


The first production of The Children's Shakespeare Theatre was coming together in a full expression of community effort such as I could have never anticipated. When the curtain finally went up on the show it was a blockbuster! OK, it felt so in our tiny hamlet. It was indeed a rousing success and everyone felt fully satisfied and ready for more. I have a Patreon page! Please check it out. If you make a small pledge you'll get to see photos and clips from my journals and hear a bit more about some of the stories. This is a fun way that I can share visuals with you. Check it out HERE. Or at patreon.com/dianathebard If you want to hear more on any particular subject, or if you want to ask a question or simply connect, you can find me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dianathebard or email me at bardofhudson@gmail.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Gravity Podcast - Two Feet on the Ground
Episode 46: Actress Joan Kathren - Two Feet on the Ground - Gravity Podcast

Gravity Podcast - Two Feet on the Ground

Play Episode Play 23 sec Highlight Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 43:45


This week, Chris is joined by 18-year-old actress Joan Kathren. Joan recently graduated high school. She has performed in both school and community drama productions. Chris met Joan after seeing her perform in A Midsummer Night's Dream where she performed the character Puck. Joan and the entire cast brought passion to the stage and joy to the audience.Joan and Chris got real, talking about autism, depression, and Joan's story of perseverance.Follow Joan on her Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/joankasp/Pick up some Gravity merchandise at https://www.skidoh.com/gravity_consulting_training/shop/homeSend us some feedback at chris@gravityct.comMusic credit:  https://pixabay.com/music/corporate-news-corporate-8307/

Anime Protagonist Podcast
Episode 37 - A Midsummer Night's [WEEB]

Anime Protagonist Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 94:22


Get off your hands and hold on to your butts! It's time to talk about Summer 2022 Anime! MID SEASON REVIEW TIME! Also, Mike opens his third eye and examines human habits, Jay is "grinding up his team" (gross), Cole is trying to get everyone to call him "D.K." (no one is gonna call you D.K., Cole), and more!! Follow us: Cole: https://twitter.com/AniProCole Jay: https://twitter.com/JayGaredian Mike: https://twitter.com/GrittyGundam Join our Discord! https://discord.gg/2GhYhHdUwQ Segments: Intro: 00:00 News: 07:36 Jay's Game Corner: 18:30 "Mike's" Mail Bag: 18:43 Break/Main Topic: 25:24 This weeks news citations: https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2022/08/16/crunchyroll-to-expand-anime-awards-and-bring-the-live-event-to-japan-in-2023 https://www.gq.com/story/zion-williamson-naruto-profile https://myanimelist.net/news/67179903

Countermelody
Episode 158. Russell Oberlin

Countermelody

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 75:28


Hearing the voice of countertenor Russell Oberlin (1928 – 2016) as a soloist with the Robert Shaw Chorale was one of the formative experiences of my early life. I doubt that I would ever have become a countertenor myself had it not been for that beacon of a voice as my shining ideal and example. Many years after his early retirement from singing he extended kindness and generosity to me in a way that has always remained with me. Since I have begun the podcast and with rare exceptions, I generally shy away from discussing other countertenors. Today I break my silence on the topic to present to you the greatest countertenor of them all in all his uniqueness. From his early days as a founding member of the New York Pro Musica and his series of medieval and renaissance music, through his electrifying stage appearances as Oberon in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, through his standard-setting appearances in Handel and his unexpected but charming expertise as a singer of art song and reciter of poetry: all these aspects of Oberlin's versatility and artistry are herein represented. A special vocal guest is the tenor Charles Bressler (1926 – 1996), like Oberon a founding member of the New York Pro Musica, who is heard in four duets with Oberlin. Perhaps Oberlin's greatest achievement lies in the simplicity and nobility of his performances of the music of Henry Purcell, who is also well-represented here. This episode is a must for all lovers of great singing in general and specifically for all who want to hear what well-equalized, technically balanced and secure countertenor singing sounds like. Countermelody is a podcast devoted to the glory and the power of the human voice raised in song. Singer and vocal aficionado Daniel Gundlach explores great singers of the past and present focusing in particular on those who are less well-remembered today than they should be. Daniel's lifetime in music as a professional countertenor, pianist, vocal coach, voice teacher, and journalist yields an exciting array of anecdotes, impressions, and “inside stories.” At Countermelody's core is the celebration of great singers of all stripes, their instruments, and the connection they make to the words they sing. By clicking on the following link (https://linktr.ee/CountermelodyPodcast) you can find the dedicated Countermelody website which contains additional content including artist photos and episode setlists. The link will also take you to Countermelody's Patreon page, where you can pledge your monthly support at whatever level you can afford. Bonus episodes available exclusively to Patreon supporters are currently available and further bonus content including interviews and livestreams is planned for the upcoming season.

SummerCast 2018
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Episode 2

SummerCast 2018

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 6:12


SummerCast 2018
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Episode 1

SummerCast 2018

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 6:32


Planet Fantasy
Planet Fantasy Ep. 119 - The Effys: Netflix's The Sandman

Planet Fantasy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 153:24


Check your teeth and go to sleep, it's time to talk some Sandman! We're here to give out some awards to our favorite parts of Netflix's ambitious adaption of one of the most influential graphic novels of our time. Give it a listen! Music by @junoandtheechodog 0:25 - Rec of the week, opening thoughts on The Sandman 14:28 - The “Men of Good Fortune” Award (Wallflower) 27:36 - The “Dream Country” Award (The Kodak Moment) 34:17 - The “Fables and Reflections” Award (Best Quote) 44:39 - The “Slaughter on Fifth Avenue” Award (Class Bully) 1:02:44 - The “Seasons of the Mist” Award (Mic Drop) 1:11:04 - The “Hope in Hell” Award (Best Location Design) 1:19:25 - The “Lord of the Dreaming” Award (Valedictorian) 1:32:39 - The “Midsummer Night's Dream” Award (Best Memory) 1:44:55 - The “Sleep of the Just” Award (Game of the Year) 2:04:23 - The “What Dreams May Come” Award (Great Expectations) 2:13:14 - Closing thoughts

Merely Roleplayers
Vigil: Quarry, Act 1

Merely Roleplayers

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 47:29


Quarry, Act One of Four: In which a determined hunter sharpens his blade; a reluctant hunter comes to town; and the hunt marks its quarry.Programme notesThis production contains blood, gore, and references to childhood trauma.While we were off the air here on the podcast feed, we put on a whole production on Youtube! The Feed is a slow-burn comic horror mystery set in a Big Brother house where something is very wrong, told entirely through diary room videos. Add the playlistIf you enjoy Vigil, you should check out the Sherrydown Enquirer, a Monster of the Week mystery scenario and Sherrydown lore zine. Each issue contains a mystery for use with the roleplaying game Monster of the Week by Michael Sands, for the roleplayers among you; and some juicy history and information about the Sherrydown setting, for fans of Vigil. Issue 1: Playtime, issue 2: Cold Snap, and issue 3: Tourist Trap are all available, and issue 4: Bad Dog is coming soon. Buy every issue on itch.ioRyne is a new roleplaying game about life in the footsteps of gods, designed by Furtive Shambles, as played on These Flimsy Rituals. You have just a couple of days left to back Ryne on Indiegogo!Our promo this episode is for Play On Podcasts from Next Chapter Podcasts: epic audio adventures that reimagine Shakespeare's timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of award-winning actors. Each episode explores plays from Macbeth to A Midsummer Night's Dream, created specifically for the podcast form by some of America's most exciting playwrights, directors and composers, and performed by stage and screen's best. Dramatis personae and other definitionsCameron Jarvis: An intense young man, obsessed with monster hunting since his parents and sister were killed by ghouls while camping outside Sherrydown.Melody: The owner of Melodies, the cosy cafe and vinyl shop on Market Street. Melody is an ageless patchwork person animated by music, who fled her creator ages ago and has owned a music shop on this spot ever since.Brier: A mischievous shapeshifting púca, the fae guardian of Sherrydown's Rosebrier Forest.Renko: A DoOm agent assigned to Sherrydown, furloughed since the office closed.Department of Omissions (DO, DoOm): The UK government department tasked with preventing harm to citizens from supernatural phenomena. Severely defunded under Tory austerity policies and currently prioritising major urban population centres.Sherrydown, Brackshire: A historic English market town. One of the first towns to lose its DoOm office.Omission effect: The rejection of certain beings and phenomena by long-term memory. Can be suppressed by concentration, mnemonic techniques, hypnosis, trauma, or the light of the full moon.CreditsCOMPERE: Matt BoothmanSTARRING:Christopher Starkey as Cameron Jarvis, the WrongedHelen Stratton as Melody, the ConstructedStrat as Brier, the MonstrousVikki as Renko, the FlakeROLEPLAYING GAME SYSTEM: Monster of the Week, designed by Michael SandsMUSIC BY: Alexander PankhurstSOUND DESIGN BY: Helen StrattonSFX AND INCIDENTAL MUSIC INCLUDES: Mirage by Kevin MacLeod; and may include others made available to use without attribution.EDITED AND PRODUCED BY: Matt BoothmanFind usOn Twitter @MerelyRoleplayOn Instagram @MerelyRoleplayersOn Tumblr @merelyroleplayerswww.MerelyRoleplayers.com

SummerCast 2018
A Midsummer Night's Dream

SummerCast 2018

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 12:54


Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse Drama
The Meta-Theatrical Soliloquy: Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour's Lost, and "The Mousetrap" from Hamlet

Hamlet to Hamilton: Exploring Verse Drama

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 119:45


In Season Three, we're looking at soliloquy! For the conclusion of our look at Shakespeare's use of soliloquies, we turn to the meta-theatrical soliloquy, from Bottom playing Pyramus to Hamlet declaring that the play is the thing. Sure, we know that Characters can perform Soliloquies...but what happens when those Characters "play Characters?" We're talking about kangaroo pocket dimensions. We're talking about that one time an Elizabethan actor punched an audience member. We're talking about meta-theatrical soliloquies! Support: http://www.patreon.com/hamlettohamilton Website: http://www.hamlettohamilton.com

Midday
Rousuck's Review: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by Folger Theater

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 10:46


It's time for another visit with Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom each week with her reviews of Maryland's regional stage. Today, she tells us about the Folger Theater's new production of William Shakespeare's magical comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, now on stage at The Playhouse, the custom-built theater within the majestic Great Hall of the National Building Museum. The play is directed by Victor Malana Maog, with choreography by Alexandra Beller and costume design by Olivera Gajic. The Folger Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream continues at the National Building Museum through August 28. Click the theater link for more information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Gateway
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - A touring ‘Midsummer' reflects Black and queer culture

The Gateway

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 9:25


St. Louis musician Tre-G has advocated for Black, queer artists with the Werqfest festival and his own work. Now he is directing a touring production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” based on his music, with a six-member cast of Black women.

Myers Park UMC Sermons
Midsummer Night's Serenade - Hymn Sing

Myers Park UMC Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 72:23


Join Director of Music Hugh Floyd and the Music Ministry staff for a fun evening of hymn singing live in the sanctuary (best for singing along!), or watch online.

Major Spoilers Comic Book Podcast
Major Spoilers Classics #001: Absolute Sandman Volume 1

Major Spoilers Comic Book Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 34:08 Very Popular


Sandman comes to life in a new Netflix series, and to get you ready for the action, we look back to the Major Spoilers Podcast from 2009 when we reviewed Absolute Sandman Volume 1 from DC Comics. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure the Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! a href="https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF">Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOLUME 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artists: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and More Publisher: DC Comics A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, The Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 collects issues #1-20 of The Sandman and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman. CLOSE Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939. A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed
Major Spoilers Classics #001: Absolute Sandman Volume 1

Major Spoilers Podcast Network Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 34:08


Sandman comes to life in a new Netflix series, and to get you ready for the action, we look back to the Major Spoilers Podcast from 2009 when we reviewed Absolute Sandman Volume 1 from DC Comics. Show your thanks to Major Spoilers for this episode by becoming a Major Spoilers Patron at http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers. It will help ensure the Major Spoilers Podcast continues far into the future! a href="https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF">Join our Discord server and chat with fellow Spoilerites! (https://discord.gg/jWF9BbF) ABSOLUTE SANDMAN VOLUME 1 Writer: Neil Gaiman Artists: Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and More Publisher: DC Comics A rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, The Sandman is also widely considered one of the most original and artistically ambitious series of the modern age. By the time it concluded in 1996, it had made significant contributions to the artistic maturity of comic books and become a pop culture phenomenon in its own right. Now, DC Comics is proud to present this comics classic in an all-new Absolute Edition format. The first of four beautifully designed slipcased volumes, The Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 collects issues #1-20 of The Sandman and features completely new coloring, approved by the author on the first 18 issues, as well as a host of never-before-seen extra material including the complete original Sandman proposal, a gallery of character designs from Gaiman and the artists who originated the look of the Sandman, and the original script for the World Fantasy Award-winning THE SANDMAN #19, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," together with reproductions of the issue's original pencils by Charles Vess. Also included are a new introduction by DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz and an afterword by Gaiman. CLOSE Contact us at podcast@majorspoilers.com Call the Major Spoilers Hotline at (785) 727-1939. A big Thank You goes out to everyone who downloads, subscribes, listens, and supports this show. We really appreciate you taking the time to listen to our ramblings each week. Tell your friends!

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 1, 2022 is: frolic • FRAH-lik • verb Frolic means “to play and run about happily.” One of the highlights of spring on the farm is watching newborn lambs frolic in the meadow. See the entry > Examples: “In front of her, kids frolicked on the playground and grassy field, dusting themselves off after tumbles and shrieking with joy.” — Kate Selig, The Mercury News (San Jose, California), 21 June 2021 Did you know? Frolic is a word rooted in pleasure. Its most common function today is as a verb meaning “to play and run about happily,” as in “children frolicking in the waves,” but it joined the language in the 16th century as an adjective carrying the meaning of its Dutch source vroolijk: “full of fun; merry.” Shakespeare's Puck used it this way in A Midsummer Night's Dream, saying “And we fairies … following darkness like a dream, now are frolic.” Verb use quickly followed, and by the early 17th century the word was also being used as a noun, as in “an evening of fun and frolic.”

We Speak Volumes: A Bards Alley Bookshop Podcast
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

We Speak Volumes: A Bards Alley Bookshop Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 47:24


This time, Jen and Amy share their favorite passages from the Bard himself in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! In addition to learning how to insult your friends with the official Shakespeare Insult Generator, Amy shares her intriguing comparison between the Rude Mechanicals and the characters from the show Friends. Jen also shares the story behind the inspiration for the bookstore's name, Bards Alley. Links: Bards Alley Bookshop Website Podcast Bookshop List Tag us @bardsalley to share your thoughts on social media!

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 1, 2022 is: frolic • FRAH-lik • verb Frolic means “to play and run about happily.” // One of the highlights of spring on the farm is watching newborn lambs frolic in the meadow. See the entry > Examples: “In front of her, kids frolicked on the playground and grassy field, dusting themselves off after tumbles and shrieking with joy.” — Kate Selig, The Mercury News (San Jose, California), 21 June 2021 Did you know? Frolic is a word rooted in pleasure. Its most common function today is as a verb meaning “to play and run about happily,” as in “children frolicking in the waves,” but it joined the language in the 16th century as an adjective carrying the meaning of its Dutch source vroolijk: “full of fun; merry.” Shakespeare's Puck used it this way in A Midsummer Night's Dream, saying “And we fairies … following darkness like a dream, now are frolic.” Verb use quickly followed, and by the early 17th century the word was also being used as a noun, as in “an evening of fun and frolic.”

The Whole 9 Yards
Ep 82 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Whole 9 Yards

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 36:55


This episode the guys get together for a quick recording while in the pool. Chris continues to have AC problems and a crime happens in Craig's neighborhood. Whole 9 Hotline: 978-315-0332 Twitter/Instagram/TikTok: @TW9Ypod