Robinson Shakespeare Company members take in the sights in London.
A glimpse into the lighter moments during the Robinson Shakespeare Company's adventure in England — from the struggle against jet lag on their first day to whiffs of 16th-century scents in a box to the sweet taste of mulberries fresh from a tree on William Shakespeare's land.
The plane’s engine gently comes to life, subtle and quiet as a dishwasher, and soon we accelerate through takeoff, forced back into our seats by the mounting speed. I turn to the only other passengers — a mother and her son, who one month ago suffered extensive burns over his body, burns that are healing, but not well. “Eske nou anfom?” — Are you OK? — I ask.
In the Great Garden of Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Robinson Shakespeare Company had its moment in the sun.
Cait Fannin Peel of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust makes a special announcement to the Robinson Shakespeare Company actors during their visit to Stratford-upon-Avon.
The Robinson Shakespeare Company will contribute an item of their own to one of the world's greatest theatrical archives.
For a couple dozen tourists from different corners of the earth, some with their phones trained on them, the Robinson Shakespeare Company performed the first scene of Cymbeline in the shadow of Shakespeare’s birthplace.
My high school classmates and I had quite different experiences of graduating. While they got ready to visit all their parents on a multi-day road trip, packing the party bus full (per tradition) of whatever cheap alcohol they could find, I had only 45 minutes from the end of my final exam to get myself on the train for Copenhagen Airport.
Robinson Shakespeare Company members perform monologues from Cymbeline.
In between the screams over the phone from my 17-year-old daughter, I could only make out a few actual words. It sounded like she said the dog had been hit. Maybe with a car. Maybe by her. Impossible to say from her unstrung wailing.
Rather than scolding us, as so many others do, about why distraction is bad, Cal Newport uses his latest book, Deep Work, to explain why and how its opposite — deep work — is good.
Hear how Cymbeline cast members wipe their feet to free their minds and the reason they acknowledge their toes when the show's over.
Anyone who says players these days are getting softer will have to answer to Coach Mitch.
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?
The magazine goes behind the scenes as the actors of the England-bound Robinson Shakespeare Company grow into their roles.
Precious Parker needed to be persuaded. The idea of performing Shakespeare, whoever that was, did not interest her.
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."
As an actor, Forest Wallace has an "amazing unselfconsciousness about him," Robinson Shakespeare Company director Christy Burgess says. "It’s thrilling to watch."
John Kohne dropped out of Notre Dame late in the autumn of 1969, twelve credits shy of his chemical engineering degree. He traveled home to La Porte, Indiana, realizing as he walked in the door that he'd made a life-changing mistake.
I sit beside a large man who is sobbing and wearing a cowboy hat. In the front of the room is a hollow, emerald green statue of Lady Liberty about as tall as I am. This is my American citizenship ceremony. I am 14 years old and irritated that I have to miss a day of school to be “welcomed” into a country that I have already been living in since I was 3.
“The last person who did this job,” the floor manager told me, “mangled several fingers in the machine. So do not reach into it!” Good to know.
It has been more than 60 years since the books came out, and about 15 years have passed since Peter Jackson made his movies. Yet, for The Lord of the Rings, the road goes ever on and on. And what I have been listening to when in need of a Frodo-fix is The Tolkien Ensemble.
Eavesdrop as the cast of Cymbeline learns the body language of “folding in” and “verbal boxing” to depict poignant and provocative interactions between characters when emotional passion and physical tension arise in the script.
It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s the pas de deux in the corner of the end zone.
I stare down at my phone, puzzled by the text. Activity swirls around me as I stand in my good friend Michelle Melland’s kitchen. I check the sender’s name and slowly turn around. Michelle ’88 lies eight feet away in a hospital bed, breathing through a tube inserted into a hole in her trachea and connected to a nearby ventilator.
The saga of Father Edward Sorin's journey from France across the American frontier to the place called Sainte-Marie-des-Lacs.
Rules for Notre Dame Magazine’s fifth annual Young Alumni Essay Contest. The magazine’s editors, who will judge the 2017 contest, are looking for original, previously unpublished, creative nonfiction essays. The editors are seeking evocative first-person works that would appeal to a college-educated audience.
Notre Dame Magazine’s Young Alumni Essay Contest is here again. The 2017 competition is open to those who received a University of Notre Dame bachelor’s degree in the years 2008 through 2017.
News about Notre Dame graduates.