Wow! My kids and I saw the Seattle Shakespeare Society's production of upstart crow collective's adaptation of Henry VI. It's in two parts and we saw both on Saturday. It was amazing! They made it feel like an up-to-date play but they were really true... Podcast! The player says 12:45 but part of that time is admittedly a couple of adverts. The guy being interviewed is a bit shouty so you might want to turn your volume down a little, but it's not a bad listen. It also touches on whether or not Shakespeare... "If you boil Shakespeare down, and boil hip-hop down, to what's left in the pot... The essence, the grit, is storytelling through poetry and musical language. That's it. That's all you have. When you bring it to a basic level, that's what Shakespeare is; ... Also, vaguely related: has there been a performance or adaptation wherein a scene (or character) has been cut in a way that you didn't agree with? Conversely, are there scenes or characters in any given play that you would cheerfully chop from the script? The world of words is in danger! Fortunately, there is a Noah's Ark of literature, and despite the vast number of literary works in the world, Shakespeare has been given three precious slots - three plays (and only three) can go onto the Ark and be saved!...3 participating The hawk cocked her head and glared at me, her eyes gleaming golden with determination. She wanted to know if I was serious about the job at hand. "Just do like I showed you before," said Joe Healy-Rennison, my instructor and fellow pack member at Ireland... In what ways do your local communities try to reach out to young/disadvantaged people in order to get them more involved in the theatre? Or perhaps they don't, but you can think of a couple of ideas that you think they should try? Is your area struggling ... This is not strictly Shakespeare per se but I did find it a fun read. Would you be interested in volunteering for such a project? This popped up in my Facebook memories today, so I thought I'd share it here. Do you agree with some of the categorisation?