Rough Magic is Seattle Shakespeare Company’s podcast exploring ideas, stories, and interviews related to the world of theatre…specifically classical theatre.The format may change and emerge as the program grows. Some weeks we’ll feature a series exploring a specific theme or topic, other times we might present an original audio story that drew inspiration from Shakespeare. Or, we might just check in with artists to get their thoughts on a play, a role, or a dream project. The canvas is wide open.
Under This Light - “It’s About Belonging” with Rosa Joshi
In the final episode of the season of Under This Light, we discuss with director Rosa Joshi empathy, triumph over the lie of not knowing enough about Shakespeare, explore women taking power, cock strut, and receive a warning from Will himself.
Under This Light - “A Penis and a Vagina - Liberation - We Get It!” with Nathaniel Tenebaum
In which we draw parallels between Titus Andronicus and the world today, kiss some walls, congratulate Norman Lear, and name the extraterrestrials that walk among us.
Under This Light - “It Is Just You in a Bed, Not Able to Speak” with Malika Oyetimein
In which she reveals how she found her voice as a disabled Black woman in the theatre industry, calls us out for our ignorance towards disabled artists, face our intimidation with The Bard, and visit an island of ourselves.
Under This Light - “We are Mysteries to Ourselves” with Yussef El Guindi
In this episode with playwright Yuseff El Guindi, we miss an opportunity to meet Samuel Beckett, demystify the acting process with a backstage fart, talk Shakespeare in Cairo, illustrate the rudiments of storytelling, and learn the truth from a djinn.
Under This Light - “My Shakespeare Curse” with Kathy Hsieh
In this episode of Under This Light we uncover advocacy in our blood, are given the tools for representation by our theater community, reckon with Flow Drum Song, and dance with the queen of the Fairies.
Under This Light - “Dropping the Pebble in the Lake” with Valerie Curtis-Newton
In this episode with writer, director, actor, professor, and producer Valerie Curtis-Newton, we rediscover our cultural legacy and wade through the quagmires of academic Shakespeare. We accept an invitation to a neighborhood block party and are stopped on the way to the bathroom by our favorite Civil Rights leader.
The interviews have all been very enlightening and informative. Great new perspectives on Shakespeare.
More bilingual theater, please!
I absolutely love this bilingual adaptation of Hamlet. It would be amazing to see it on the main stage when we can have theater in person again! And House of Sueños is also beautiful, I hope Seattle Shakes keeps supporting up and coming playwrights.
Seattle Shakespeare Is amazing
I love their work on stage and am so glad they are branching out in the pandemic. Please support however you can! Emerald city is better because they’re in it.