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Ep. 68 Shakespeare and the Soldier's Soul with Amy Attaway and Stephen Montgomery 11-11-20

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November 11 is a day on which we celebrate and honor veterans. It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month that the armistice to end World War I occurred. Although the Treaty of Versailles was signed in June of 1919, the temporary end of hostilities had happened six months prior. Of course, veterans have long played a central role in storytelling and literature. Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey tell the stories of men in the midst of battle and what happens to them once they are off the fields. From Ireland to India, war and the warriors who fight them have been integral to the stories that have been passed down through time. Shakespeare, too, in his works has examined the humanity of soldiers in all its various forms. Kentucky Shakespeare started an outreach program 5 years ago called Shakespeare with Veterans which is like a reading club, theater troupe, and support group all rolled into one. We have two guests this week, First we have Amy Attaway who is the associate artistic director of Kentucky Shakespeare and runs the Shakespeare with Veterans program. Then later on in the show, we will be joined by Stephen Montgomery who is a Vietnam veteran who served in both the Army and Navy and was a career intelligence officer until his retirement several years ago. He is a member of the Shakespeare with Veterans group. General George C. Marshall once said, “The soldier’s heart, the soldier’s spirit, the soldier’s soul are everything.” So on this Veteran’s Day we talk to Amy and Stephen about why Shakespeare’s plays speak to the experience of military veterans in a way other literature does not, what veterans find in the group that reminds them of their time in the military, and how this group enriches their hearts, spirits, and souls. Books or plays mentioned in this episode: Shakespeare Plays:1- The Merchant of Venice2- Henry IV3- Henry V4- Macbeth5- Hamlet6- Pericles, Prince of Tyre Books:1- The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick2- Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt3- Nothing But the Truth by Avi4- I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search For the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara5- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote6- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann7- Mindhunter: Inside The FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas

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11 Nov 2020

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RePlay Ep. 4 Shakespeare Summertime with Amy Attaway 7-15-20

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Carrie and I are on vacation this week. We are getting refreshed, renewed, and most importantly Reading for our upcoming season 3 beginning August 5.  So today we have a rebroadcast.   We reached way back in the archives to our first season and one of our very early guests, Amy Attaway of the Kentucky Shakespeare Theater.  If you are a book nerd like us, it just doesn’t seem like summer in Louisville without seeing one of the great free performances under the stars in Central Park of one of the Bard’s plays.  Kentucky Shakespeare recently announced that their summer season in person is canceled for 2020.  But in September they will present a digital season filmed on  the Central Park stage to celebrate their 60th year.  They also have been presenting all nine productions of the 2017-2019 seasons available for viewing on their Facebook Page and Youtube channel. In this episode. Amy talks about directing last year’s history play, King Henry 4, part 2. To see a version of this on the big screen, you can stream The King starring Timothe Chalamet on Netflix which came out late last year. Books Discussed in this Episode 1- Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare2- Shakespeare's English Kings by Peter Sacchio3- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch4- Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather5- The Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries by Anthony Sher

54mins

15 Jul 2020

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Perks RePlay Ep. 4 | Amy Attaway | Shakespeare Summertime | 7-15-20

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Carrie and I are on vacation this week. We are refreshing, renewing, and most importantly Reading for our upcoming season 3 beginning August 5. So today we have a rebroadcast. We reached way back in the archives to our first season and one of our very early guests, Amy Attaway of the Kentucky Shakespeare Theater. If you are a book nerd like us, it just doesn’t seem like summer in Louisville without seeing one of the great free performances under the stars in Central Park of one of the Bard’s plays. Kentucky Shakespeare recently announced that their summer season in person is canceled for 2020. But in September they will present a digital season filmed on the Central Park stage to celebrate their 60th year. They also have been presenting all nine productions of the 2017-2019 seasons available for viewing on their Facebook Page and Youtube channel.In this episode. Amy talks about directing last year’s history play, King Henry 5, part 2. To see a version of this on the big screen, you can stream The King starring Timothee Chalamet on Netflix which came out late last year.Books Discussed in this Episode1- Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare2- Shakespeare's English Kings by Peter Sacchio3- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch4- Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather5- The Year of the Fat Knight: The Falstaff Diaries by Anthony Sher

54mins

15 Jul 2020

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Ep. 4 - Getting Your Bard On with Amy Attaway - Making Shakespeare Unscary

The Perks Of Being A Book Lover Podcast

On this show, we welcome Amy Attaway, Associate Artistic Director for Kentucky Shakespeare.  She will share with us her favorite Shakespeare characters, what is so special to her about live theater, and how memorizing monologues makes you popular at cocktail parties.  We are talking all things Shakespeare and the many programs Kentucky Shakespeare has to offer. You can find us on FB, instagram (@perksofbeingabookloverpod) and on our blog site at www.perksofbeingabooklover.com Perks airs on Forward Radio 106.5 FM and forwardradio.org every Wednesday at 6 pm, Thursdays at 6 am and 12 pm. We have purchased the rights to the theme music used.

53mins

26 Jun 2019

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What Happens Next 80 – Production meeting with Amy Attaway

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In preparation for Late Night Shakes the guys take a late night meeting with Kentucky Shakespeare Associate Artistic Director Amy Attaway. What happens next?

30mins

31 May 2017