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Symphony of humility

By Rick Becker

Last year, after attending the Notre Dame Summer Band's free concert on the Irish Green, I determined to join up, even though I hadn’t really played concert percussion since high school. After all, how hard could it be?

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In character

By Jason Kelly '95

The magazine goes behind the scenes as the actors of the England-bound Robinson Shakespeare Company grow into their roles.

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As herself

By Jason Kelly '95

Precious Parker needed to be persuaded. The idea of performing Shakespeare, whoever that was, did not interest her.

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Head to toe

By Jason Kelly '95

Hear how Cymbeline cast members wipe their feet to free their minds and the reason they acknowledge their toes when the show's over. 

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My lady sweet, arise

By Jason Kelly '95

Forest Wallace, as Cloten, gives Shakespeare's verse a hip-hop update to woo the king's daughter Imogen. Cloten dismisses the music his attending lords play, then asks them give him a beat. Listen:

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By any other name

By Jason Kelly '95

Ophelia Emmons is named after the Ophelia, of Denmark, so Ophelia of Indiana’s place on the Shakespearean stage seems like a matter of destiny. She rejects any stars-aligning interpretation.

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Beyond Walden Pond

By Laura Dassow Walls

Before Henry David Thoreau posed the challenge “to live deliberately” to us, he posed it to himself, writes Notre Dame's William P. and Hazel B. White professor of English — whose new biography of the bearded transcendentalist The Washington Post has called "the masterpiece he deserves."

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Amusing muses

By Jason Kelly '95

Listen in as director Christy Burgess and the cast of Cymbeline find the right personal and cultural references to help them define their characters.

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Through hoops

By Jason Kelly '95

As an actor, Forest Wallace has an "amazing unselfconsciousness about him," Robinson Shakespeare Company director Christy Burgess says. "It’s thrilling to watch."

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