Shakespeare 2.0

Aug 19, 2016
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noe tanigawa


  By a couple of years ago, the Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival had finished performing all The Bard’s plays--the great, the obscure, and the questionable.   At this point, real experimentation is getting unleashed.  Inspired by David Peterson, who developed languages for the Game of Thrones series, one of the founders of the festival has devised invented languages for "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

"A Midsummer Night’s Dream" continues at The ARTS at Marks' Garage through August 21, 2016.

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noe tanigawa

  Summer theater in Honolulu means the Hawai‘i Shakespeare Festival, at least it has for the past fifteen years.  This year the festival is presenting daring twists on the original material and a related play from the 1600’s.  Performances are free in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa prepares us as the series launches.

The Conversation: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

May 17, 2016

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet; Mānoa Valley Theater Production of Equus; Neal Conan; Hawai‘i Students Wins National Shakespeare Competition

Peace Corps’ 55th Year: Carrie Hessler-Radelet

The Conversation: Monday, April 25th, 2016

Apr 25, 2016
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Penalties for Dumping; Shakespeare’s First Folio; The Legislative Process; Music of Shakespeare

Illegal Curbside Dumping, C&C Bill 24: Councilmember Kymberly Pine

The Conversation: Monday, April 11th, 2016

Apr 11, 2016

The Future of Wahiawa General; HTC Production of "Othello"; Scots in Hawaii

Wahiawa General in Danger of Closing:  Rep. Marcus Oshiro

Hamlet for North Korea?

Mar 12, 2014
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Flickr Commons

  It’s been about a year since the Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble staged the Shakespearian tragedy “Hamlet.” Now, controversy has developed over another group’s plan to take that play on the road…all the way to North Korea. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Hawaiian Mission Houses

UH Manoa’s esteemed emeritus professor, Terrence Knapp, inspired many students with his love of Shakespeare.   In the 1970’s, local comic, James Grant Benton, enlisted Knapp’s help with a pidgin version of the Bard’s “Twelfth Night, or What You Will.”   Knapp so admired Benton’s version, he staged it as his final production at UH.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on a contemporary restaging, outdoors at the Hawaiian Mission Houses.

Brad Goda Photography

 Audio FileDiscussion with Harry Wong and R. Kevin Garcia Doyle about the Shakespeare Festival's project to stage all 38 of the Bard's plays in Honolulu.Edit | Remove