Before Curtain Up

Interview with Debra Charlton before the Bluegrass ‘As You Like It’

The Shakespeare world is really quite small. I was bowled over and totally delighted to see my old and dear friend Debra Charlton at the splendid As You Like It presented by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival the other night. Debra has brought many an undergraduate group on short courses to The Shakespeare Centre and is now the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Rep, South Carolina.

You’ll be able to hear the warm-up music in the background during this interview with her that I managed to capturer before the show. It was great to hear her mention our dear friend Jane Lapotaire who has taught many a masterclass to Debra’s students and colleagues over the years.

I asked her if it is possible to talk about an American tradition of Shakespeare acting…

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