Shake 38

The Regulars

Shake 38 Regulars are passionate Shakespeare aficionados and experts. Writers, performers, directors, historians, students, or teachers, whatever they do, they're leading the global conversation on the man and his work. In this section, you'll find their latest articles and discussions, with new posts added every month.
Alec Wild
Director & Writer
Cass Morris
Writer & Actress
Nancy Bell
Actress & Playwright
Alec Wild is a director, writer, and filmmaker. He believes in arguments, spicy food, and mind-blowing storytelling.
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Alec Wild is a director, writer, and filmmaker. He believes in arguments, spicy food, and mind-blowing storytelling.
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contributions

Rap me well, or I’ll knock your knave’s pate
Article by Alec Wild
Story Bored
Article by Alec Wild
Don’t Quote Me
Article by Alec Wild
Words, words, words
Article by Alec Wild
Haters Gonna Hate
Article by Alec Wild
. . . to forgive, divine.
Article By Alec Wild

 

Cass Morris is an Academic Resources Manager at the American Shakespeare Center, writer represented by Foreword Literary, and actor with Clever By Half Productions.
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Cass Morris is an Academic Resources Manager at the American Shakespeare Center, writer represented by Foreword Literary, and actor with Clever By Half Productions.
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contributions

One of these things is not like the other
Article by Cass Morris
Verb Me a Noun
Article by Cass Morris
Disorder and Dodges: Using Rhetoric to Misdirect
Article by Cass Morris
Midsummer Metrics
Article by Cass Morris
Seeming Simplicity
Article by Cass Morris
The Rhetoric of Exoneration
Article by Cass Morris
A Friendship Not of an Age, But for All Time
Article by Cass Morris
The Cause of this Defect: Polonius and Epanorthosis
Article by Cass Morris
Friar Laurence: A Comic Character Trapped in a Tragedy
Article by Cass Morris
On the Value of Variation
Article by Cass Morris
Nancy Bell is an actress and playwright. Her New York theatre credits include work onstage at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Tribeca Lab and elsewhere. 
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Nancy Bell is an actress and playwright. Her New York theatre credits include work onstage at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Tribeca Lab and elsewhere.  She has worked in regional theaters all over the country, including Berkeley Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, among many others. Last year, her performance in Clybourne Park at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis garnered her a St. Louis Theatre Circle Award for Best Actress.   As a playwright, two of her one acts, Venus and Never Wake a Sleeping Marine, both based on original research and interviews of Iraq veterans and their families, were produced at California Repertory Theatre. Her full length play, Venus, was a finalist for the Next Generation Playwriting Prize 2012. Her one act with Peter Grandbois, Present Tense, was one of the winners of the 2013 year's LaBute New Play Festival. She is the playwright in residence at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, 2014-2016 and serves as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Saint Louis University.
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