Shakespeare

Photo by Peter Ringenberg

An acting program at the University of Texas at San Antonio has found an interesting way to add drama to its teaching.


It's now officially summer, which means it's time to kick back, pour out a glass of rosé and listen to the ever-timeless Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, by composer Felix Mendelssohn. The German composer wrote the Overture (Op. 21) when he was only 17, but by then he was a seasoned composer with numerous operas and string symphonies under his belt.

Editor's note: This week, to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, we will be running a series of stories examining the links between food and the Bard.

In Shakespeare's time, England was a hungry and volatile nation.

Phil Houseal

A Kerrville concert pays tribute to a titan of literature. I spoke to Symphony of the Hills Artistic Director and Conductor Gene Dowdy who explained what was going on with Shakespeare Fest

"We're going to pay tribute to the Bard. The Bard of Avon."

But why should a master of the written word be heralded in music?  

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