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.
Everyone has a saturation point. After a rainy walk across London’s Tower Bridge on Wednesday afternoon, facing the prospect of watching a three-hour outdoor performance, members of the Robinson Shakespeare Company approached theirs.
The Robinson Shakespeare Company will contribute an item of their own to one of the world's greatest theatrical archives.
Hear how Cymbeline cast members wipe their feet to free their minds and the reason they acknowledge their toes when the show's over.
Josh Crudup could fool some people back in the day, or at least win them over with the sheer force of cuteness.
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.
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:
Listen in as director Christy Burgess and the cast of Cymbeline find the right personal and cultural references to help them define their characters.
As an actor, Forest Wallace has an "amazing unselfconsciousness about him," Robinson Shakespeare Company director Christy Burgess says. "It’s thrilling to watch."
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.
The saga of Father Edward Sorin's journey from France across the American frontier to the place called Sainte-Marie-des-Lacs.
Many cockroaches were harmed in the making of Andy Greco’s college education. He killed 60 of them one night in a massacre that Greco ’81 assumes must still be commemorated in the cockroach community.
“Costumes don’t define who we are. It’s characters.” That sounds just like something Christy Burgess would say, but she’s not within earshot. Her students are channeling her.
The 6th through 12th graders of the Robinson Shakespeare Company, part of Notre Dame’s Robinson Community Learning Center, have been invited to perform this summer in Stratford-upon-Avon and present a workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Notre Dame Magazine will report on their journey over the coming months.
How Notre Dame helps athletes excel in the here and now without losing sight of the future
The problems facing our species at this moment in history, says Roy Scranton, suggest grim passage ahead, although some kind of redemption might be possible through art and the imagination.
Phil Sakimoto has a quintessential American story, but he’s reluctant to tell it. Although it’s a proud family history of resilience and courage, it’s also one of national shame.
A psychologist studies how we find (and lose) our way.
The vortex that swallows up the staff of the student newspaper.
When the Notre Dame football team traveled to West Point for the first time in 1913, the circumstances were quaint. Jesse Harper’s team packed sandwiches for the train and brought only 14 pairs of cleats for 18 players.
We don’t care about the assembly-line grind that produced a car, just whether or not it runs. Even though it is whether you win or lose that ultimately matters, how a football team is built provokes more curiosity than the process of tightening the bolts on a new Toyota. Author Nicholas Dawidoff helps satisfy that curiosity in Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, a book based on his total access to the 2011 New York Jets.
I came away from a conversation with Ted Barron, the new executive director of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, thinking his job is sort of like being a fortune teller.
Young African entrepreneurs plant seeds for a fertile economic ecosystem.
The Monogram Club’s Heaton Fund assists former Notre Dame athletes in need.
Seventy years ago this fall, a college football dynasty began that stands as one of the best ever. Andy Panelli ’77, ’83MBA would consider the qualifier superfluous. To Panelli, the son of postwar fullback John “Pep” Panelli ’49, the 1946 and 1947 Notre Dame teams remain unmatched in the history of college football.
Jordan Schank ’10, a member of the Notre Dame admissions staff, made immediate plans for the Father Ted stamp. But there’s no rush.
Standing on the steps of the Washington Hall stage, Christy Burgess made a pretty brazen introduction. The next two scenes we were about to see from the works of William Shakespeare were the cutest she could remember.
To the moon, and beyond.
Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Research Institute is trying a different strategy in the fight against the disease: bringing scientists from diverse fields onto a single team.