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April 2015 eNews
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    You Asked, We Answered: Julius Caesar

    After each performance at ANW, patrons are asked to fill out a post-show survey. Here are some answers to a few popular questions. Are there unique challenges to preparing a text with so many familiar lines and phrases? Patrick O’Connell (Julius Caesar): A famous line is like a great song everyone knows. We all want…

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    Shakespeare Times Two: Rob Dean Speaks On Stage and On Tape

    Robertson Dean, resident artist, plays Brutus in Julius Caesar.  By stunning coincidence, he also happens narrate the acclaimed new book, The Death of Caesar, on audio. Marketing Director, David Andrusia, talked with Rob about this happy confluence of art and life. David: I know you’ve narrated a bunch of high-profile books on tape, but the…

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    How do you balance a rapid-fire text with the demands of physical comedy?  Our Figaro stars share their secrets and favorite parts of this risky, risqué play. JEREMY GUSKIN (Figaro): The physical aspects of performing farce are just as demanding as the verbal hoops one must negotiate. But that is exactly what makes it so…