Advice to the Players
Shakespeare analysis for actors, by actors.
Episode 11: Banish Plump Jack...
January 04, 2012 12:52 AM PST
PK and JR tackle Henry IV Part One.
Episode 10: The Cask, The Ring, The Bond
October 30, 2011 08:22 PM PDT
PK and JR talk with Thomas Bigley of the Porters of Hellsgate regarding his recent production of Merchant of Venice, set in the Mad Men-esque early 60's "Venice Stock Exchange".
Episode 9: Gloucester
October 12, 2011 10:32 PM PDT
JR and PK interview Cynthia Beckert and Lisa Wolpe about the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company, cross-gender work, and Richard III.
Episode 8: Sy-ra-CUUUSSSEEE!!!
September 11, 2011 09:12 PM PDT
PK and JR interview the hilarious duo of Cylan Brown (Dromio of Syracuse) and Mark Schroeder (Antipholus of Syracuse) about their current production of Comedy of Errors.
Episode 7: Sad Stories of the Death of Kings
August 15, 2011 07:12 PM PDT
Phillip and Jonathan brainstorm a production of Richard II, with Phillip examining the role of Richard and Jonathan conceptualizing from a directorial standpoint. The duo discussed how Shakespeare laid the foundation for the history cycle to come, and unlikely parallels to Star Wars and Spider Man are made.
Episode 6: Too Much Midsummer
July 25, 2011 07:26 PM PDT
Phillip and Jonathan interview Gedaly Guberek of Coeurage Theatre Company on his experiences with great comic roles, the street cred of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Shakespeare in LA, King Lear, Fleetwood Macbeth, and too many bad productions of Midsummer.
Episode 5: Nothing But Thunder
July 05, 2011 09:38 PM PDT
Phillip and Jonathan interview teacher, director, and Production Manager of the Ruskin Group Theatre, the multi-talented Mike Reilly. They discuss challenges and methods for bringing Shakespeare to young actors, the integration of Meisner with classical text, parallels between Shakespeare and Woody Allen, and perhaps the ultimate "problem play", Measure for Measure.
Episode 4: Within Me is a Hell
June 19, 2011 10:42 PM PDT
Phillip and Jonathan brainstorm a hypothetical production of King John.
Episode 3: This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine
June 05, 2011 11:02 PM PDT
Phillip and Jonathan sit down to talk with Drew Shirley about his recent experiences directing and acting in Hamlet and The Tempest, and his upcoming production of King Lear. The woes of black box theatre and links between Lear and the Tempest, and between Caliban and Edgar, are examined.
Episode 2: Juliet vs. Desdemona
May 23, 2011 01:06 AM PDT
Hosts Phillip Kelly and Jonathan Redding delve into the world of Shakespeare's tragic heroines with actress Chase McKenna, exploring recent productions of Othello and R&J.
Phillip Kelly and Jonathan Redding of the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble bring you Advice to the Players, a podcast about exploring theme, character, and acting choices in Shakespeare's plays.
Jonathan is an actor and director living in Santa Monica, California. He is a corps member of the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble, and the primary director of their Shakespeare Project.
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