Play http://nhpr.org en Have The Works Of Shakespeare Been Played Out? http://nhpr.org/post/have-works-shakespeare-been-played-out <p>For more than four hundred years, the works of William Shakespeare have given us language to describe the human condition. The Bard’s works have been interpreted on countless stages, film and television adaptations, and pulled apart in classrooms and campuses all over the world. As the theses count and analyses dedicated to Shakespeare continue to grow, a few academics question if there’s anything new to say about Shakespeare. That’s also the <a href="http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/is-there-anything-new-to-say-about-shakespeare/2007545.article" target="_blank">title of an article</a> by <strong>Matthew Reisz, </strong>reporter and features writer for the Times of London’s Higher Education blog, covering intellectual affairs in the arts and social sciences.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:01:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37646 at http://nhpr.org Have The Works Of Shakespeare Been Played Out? Traumatic Brain Injury Takes The Stage http://nhpr.org/post/traumatic-brain-injury-takes-stage <p>The novelist and former television producer Kate Wenner is the writer behind “Make Sure It’s Me,” a play about five Iraq War&nbsp;veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and the doctor devoted to helping them. The play<a href="http://lesliepasternack.com/category/msim/"> is<strong> </strong>premiering </a>in New Hampshire on June 1<sup>st</sup> at Portsmouth’s West End Studio Theatre. <a href="http://lesliepasternack.com/"><strong>Leslie Pasternack</strong></a> is the show’s director – she’s also associate director of “Act One”.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:09:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28053 at http://nhpr.org Traumatic Brain Injury Takes The Stage The Fula From America http://nhpr.org/post/fula-america <p>In 1981, playwright, performer and theater company director <a href="http://www.pwcenter.org/lab_rutheaston.php?uid=90"><strong>Carlyle Brown</strong></a> decided on a whim to take a trip to Africa. That launched a journey of self-discovery and an adventure that became the basis for a one-man show called “The Fula from America: An African Journey," which Brown performs tonight at <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/">The Music Hall </a>in Portsmouth. It’s a fund-raising event for Portsmouth’s <a href="http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org/abgmp-statusreport.pdf">African Burying Ground</a>, and will be followed by a candelight procession to the site where the design for a memorial will be unveiled. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:51:34 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22283 at http://nhpr.org The Fula From America A Body at Play... http://nhpr.org/post/body-play <p>We've all seen wildlife documentaries showing young animals—lion cubs, perhaps—wrestling, chasing, pouncing on their siblings. Observe household puppies and kittens and you'll see the same behavior: young animals at play.</p><p>Play is defined as spontaneous, energetic behavior with no apparent purpose or goal. But whenever there's considerable expenditure of energy, a closer look is warranted.&nbsp;There may not be apparent goals, but the true benefits of play are being recognized by a growing number of disciplines.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:05:18 +0000 Chris Martin & Francie Von Mertens 2725 at http://nhpr.org A Body at Play...