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    An Iliad: The Theater of War

    By Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad Unlike the poet-narrator of Homer’s classical epic poem The Iliad, the Poet who relates the tale of the Trojan War in An Iliad apparently has firsthand knowledge of his subject matter. Although Homer (if an individual author with that name ever existed) recounts events that happened in the distant past, the…

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    Q&A with Shakespeare Consultant Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad

    You may recognize Dr. Miranda Johnson-Haddad as a scholar who has previously shared her extensive knowledge in Shakespeare and theatre with us at A Noise Within. You may also recognize her name from our playbills and study guides as the author of many insightful commentaries on the plays that we have produced. Now, you have…

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    Our Education Department Looks Forward

    Written by Paul Ramirez The Monologues! The Professional Development! The Shakespeare! Oh my! We recently talked to our Director of Education and Community Outreach Alicia Green to ask how the pandemic impacted the Education Program and how the Department plans to overcome these challenges this upcoming year.  “The night before the lockdown, our actors were…

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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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