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    Insiders Recap: The Winter’s Tale

    For our very first Insiders session of the decade, we were thrilled to welcome Dr. Kimberly Huth as our speaker to lead us in a discussion about The Winter’s Tale! Dr. Huth’s specialties in Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, drama, poetry, and critical theory helped make her the perfect facilitator for our evening of conversation. With excitement…

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    Insiders Recap: Gem of the Ocean

    Written by Rebecca Wilson For our second Insiders meeting of the season, we were honored and excited to welcome Staci Mitchell of Cal State LA as our speaker, as well as our very own Veralyn Jones (Aunt Ester) as our guest actor for the evening. The evening began with an air of excitement as we…

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    Insiders Recap: Frankenstein

    Written by Rebecca Wilson Here at A Noise Within, we were very excited to kick off our new season of Insiders sessions with our discussion of Frankenstein on August 27th. Our guest speaker for the evening was Dr. Fuson Wang of the University of California Riverside, who specializes in British Romantic Literature and happens to…

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    INsiders Recap: The Glass Menagerie

    On Tuesday, March 26th, we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Bradley Griffin of Pepperdine University to speak to our INsiders group about Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Dr. Griffin is an Associate Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of the Theatre Program at Pepperdine University. He has been published in Theatre Journal and is the performance reviews…

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    INsiders Recap: Othello

    On February 13th, 2019 we were thrilled to have Dr. Amy Kenny, a Shakespearean Scholar and dramaturg, return to speak at our first INsiders meeting of the year on Othello! Dr. Kenny attended the University of Sussex, where she received her PhD in early modern literature and culture. Her thesis focused on Shakespeare’s medical representation…

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    INsiders Recap: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

    On November 20th, 2018, A Noise Within held our final INsiders meeting of 2018. This meeting, focused on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, saw our biggest audience yet – 30 total attendees! Our speaker was Dr. Stephen Dickey of the UCLA English Department. Dr. Dickey’s course repertoire includes Shakespeare, poetry, drama, and the English Renaissance….

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    INsiders Recap: A Picture of Dorian Gray

    October 23rd saw A Noise Within’s biggest INsiders meeting yet! 17 people came to hear Dr. Richard Ruppel of Chapman University discuss Michael Michetti’s adaptation A Picture of Dorian Gray, running at A Noise Within now through November 16th. Dr. Ruppel is a scholar of British Victorian literature. Last spring, he taught “Ladies and Gentleman:…

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    INsiders Recap: Man of La Mancha

    A Noise Within’s first INsiders meeting of the 2018-2019 season was a hit thanks to our speaker, Dr. Bonnie Gasior! On September 25th, we had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Gasior dive deep into the world of Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote. Dr. Gasior is a Spanish professor at the California State University in…

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    Academic Decathlon 2018-19 Teams Up With Rosencrantz and Guildenstern!

    “Academic Decathlon was one of my formative high school experiences. The positive ripple effect continues to spread twenty-plus years later. Academic Decathlon fostered a thirst for knowledge deep and wide, as well as an aptitude for critical thinking, study skills, and a work ethic that would continue to serve me after high school through college,…

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    That’s a Wrap at Summer with Shakespeare!

    We had a blast this year at Summer with Shakespeare at A Noise Within! This ever-growing program seeks to engage and educate young artists, while inspiring both an understanding and a passion for Shakespeare and the performing arts. This summer we had a record 150 students who enjoy numerous classes including voice, movement, acting, stage…

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