Robinson Shakespeare Company members perform monologues from Cymbeline:
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Hear how Cymbeline cast members wipe their feet to free their minds and the reason they acknowledge their toes when the show's over.
Anyone who says players these days are getting softer will have to answer to Coach Mitch.
Last year, after attending the Notre Dame Summer Band's free concert on the Irish Green, I determined to join up, even though I hadn’t really played concert percussion since high school. After all, how hard could it be?
Josh Crudup could fool some people back in the day, or at least win them over with the sheer force of cuteness.
The magazine goes behind the scenes as the actors of the England-bound Robinson Shakespeare Company grow into their roles.
Precious Parker needed to be persuaded. The idea of performing Shakespeare, whoever that was, did not interest her.
Forest Wallace, as Cloten, gives Shakespeare's verse a hip-hop update to woo the king's daughter Imogen. Cloten dismisses the music his attending lords play, then asks them give him a beat. Listen:
Ophelia Emmons is named after the Ophelia, of Denmark, so Ophelia of Indiana’s place on the Shakespearean stage seems like a matter of destiny. She rejects any stars-aligning interpretation.
Before Henry David Thoreau posed the challenge “to live deliberately” to us, he posed it to himself, writes Notre Dame's William P. and Hazel B. White professor of English — whose new biography of the bearded transcendentalist The Washington Post has called "the masterpiece he deserves."
Listen in as director Christy Burgess and the cast of Cymbeline find the right personal and cultural references to help them define their characters.
As an actor, Forest Wallace has an "amazing unselfconsciousness about him," Robinson Shakespeare Company director Christy Burgess says. "It’s thrilling to watch."
John Kohne dropped out of Notre Dame late in the autumn of 1969, twelve credits shy of his chemical engineering degree. He traveled home to La Porte, Indiana, realizing as he walked in the door that he'd made a life-changing mistake.
I sit beside a large man who is sobbing and wearing a cowboy hat. In the front of the room is a hollow, emerald green statue of Lady Liberty about as tall as I am. This is my American citizenship ceremony. I am 14 years old and irritated that I have to miss a day of school to be “welcomed” into a country that I have already been living in since I was 3.
Eavesdrop as the cast of Cymbeline learns the body language of “folding in” and “verbal boxing” to depict poignant and provocative interactions between characters when emotional passion and physical tension arise in the script.
It’s not whether you win or lose. It’s the pas de deux in the corner of the end zone.
Some things to know about Notre Dame, its life and times.
The saga of Father Edward Sorin's journey from France across the American frontier to the place called Sainte-Marie-des-Lacs.
Pioneers, priests and warriors invade the Potawatomi world.
Notre Dame once had its own railroad. Tucked behind the University power plant and crossing Douglas Road twice on the northern edge of campus, the Notre Dame & Western or ND&W ran from 1902 into the 1990s.
Adam S. Arnold Jr., who came to Notre Dame in 1957 and was its first African-American faculty member and the first African American to receive tenure, died April 14 at age 94.
One of Notre Dame's most distinguished alumni speaks of his lifetime of learning and writing — what he found here and later finding what was missing.
Notre Dame philosopher Alvin Plantinga, whose influential arguments for the existence of God helped redefine the academic debate on the subject, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Templeton Prize.
Many cockroaches were harmed in the making of Andy Greco’s college education. He killed 60 of them one night in a massacre that Greco ’81 assumes must still be commemorated in the cockroach community.
To understand their daughter's rare disease, a couple turns to Notre Dame.
Here is a little-known truth about Notre Dame Magazine: Carol Schaal ’91M.A., the managing editor, would be named the magazine’s Most Valuable Player if the award were put to a vote of the staff. Probably by unanimous decision.
Thomas Bulla and Father Sorin were neighbors back when fugitive slaves were riding the Underground Railroad, their flight through South Bend aided by the man who lived about where Flanner Hall stands today — and whose sense of "neighbor" followed biblical ideals.
Every year — along about commencement season — the Notre Dame lakefronts become toddler playgrounds for fuzzy little ducks and geese. Waddling in the grass, stumbling and scooting to keep up, trailing mothers single file, they eventually skim the placid waters like little bathtub toys.
“Costumes don’t define who we are. It’s characters.” That sounds just like something Christy Burgess would say, but she’s not within earshot. Her students are channeling her.
Director Christy Burgess and actors from the Robinson Shakespeare Company discuss what the ensemble means to them as they prepare for a summer trip to perform in England.