Spoils of Akron Podcast

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Oct

Episode 71 - Playing the Bard Card

October 17, 2016

Tess Burgler tells us that Shakespeare should be seen, not read, which is why the Ohio Shakespeare Festival’s summer outdoor performances at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens are a hit among Akronites. Burgler, the group’s managing director, talks to Cody and Chris about their new home at Greystone Hall in downtown Akron and how they’re now able to offer productions year-round, along with producing classic and modern plays in addition to Shakespeare’s works. She also explains the meaning behind “original practice” when performing Shakespeare and why she refers to the Bard as “Will.”