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Pre•ambles

Pre•Ambles are free pre-performance lectures, offered for most productions in our subscription season. These half-hour talks examine productions through the lens of the play’s historical context, as well as the interpretive choices made by the director, design team, and acting ensemble.

Listen to our archived lectures below.

 

The King's Speech

Available Monday, October 14, 2019

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SIX

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, June 23, 2019

 
 
 

 

Hamlet

 

Pre•Amble: Katie Blankenau, May 4, 2019

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennet, May 18, 2019

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, June 02, 2019

 
 
 

 

An Inspector Calls

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, March 2, 2019

 

Pre•Amble: Casey Caldwell, March 10, 2019

 
 
 

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, December 23, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennet, December 29, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Sara B.T. Thiel, December 30, 2018

 
 
 
 

 

Nell Gwynn

 

Pre•Amble: Katie Blankenau, October 6, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Sara B.T. Thiel, October 7, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, October 27, 2018

 
 
 

 

Macbeth

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, May 12, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Casey Caldwell, May 13, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Beth Charlebois, May 20, 2018

 
 
 
 

 

Schiller's Mary Stuart

 

Pre•Amble: Casey Caldwell, March 11, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Gina Buccola, April 1, 2018

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, April 7, 2018

 
 
 

 

Red Velvet

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, December 16, 2017

 

Pre•Amble: Sara B.T. Thiel, December 30, 2017

 

Pre•Amble: Casey Caldwell, January 6, 2018

 
 
 

 

The Taming of the Shrew

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, October 8, 2017

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, October 14, 2017

Pre•Amble: Casey Caldwell, October 15, 2017

 
 
 
 

Shakespeare In Love

 

Pre•Amble: Elizabeth Charlebois, May 21, 2017

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, May 28, 2016

 

Pre•Amble: Rebecca Fall, May 6, 2017

 
 
 
 

Love’s Labor’s Lost

 

Pre•Amble: Rebecca Fall, February 25, 2017

 

Pre•Amble: Casey Caldwell, February 26, 2017

 
 
 

 

King Charles III

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, December 10, 2016

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, December 4, 2016

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, November 19, 2016

 
 
 

 

Tug of War: Civil Strife

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, September 25, 2016

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, September 24, 2016

 
 
 

 

Tug of War: Foreign Fire

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, May 28, 2016

 

Pre•Amble: Rebecca Fall, May 22, 2016

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, May 21, 2016

 
 
 

 

Othello

 

Pre•Amble: Raashi Rastogi, March 20, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Rebecca Fall, March 13, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, February 27, 2016

 
 
 

 

The Heir Apparent

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, December 13, 2015

 
 
 

 

The Tempest

 

Pre•Amble: Raashi Rastogi, October 25, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, September 26, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, September 20, 2015

 
 
 

 

Sense and Sensibility

 

Pre•Amble: Bea Bosco, May 31, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, May 4, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Carla Della Gatta, May 24, 2015

 
 
 

 

DUNSINANE

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, March 7, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, March 15, 2015

 
 
 

 

Pericles

 

Pre•Amble: Raashi Rastogi, January 3, 2015

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, December 28, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Rebecca Fall, December 21, 2014

 
 
 

 

KING LEAR

 

Pre•Amble: Carla Della Gatta, October 14, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Raashi Rastogi, October 5, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, September 28, 2014

 
 
 

 

Henry V

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, June 7, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Brett Foster, May 31, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Elizabeth Charlebois, May 24, 2014

 
 
 
 

 

Road Show

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, April 13, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Bea Bosco, April 12, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, April 2, 2014

 
 
 

 

Cyrano De Bergerac

 

Pre•Amble: Beatric Bosco, October 19, 2013

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, October 13, 2013

 
 
 

 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

 

Pre•Amble: Brett Foster, January 11, 2014

 

Pre•Amble: Regina Buccola, December 22, 2013

 
 
 

 

Gypsy

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, March 1, 2014

 
 
 

 

Sunday in the Park with George

 

Pre•Amble: Bea Bosco, November 4, 2012

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, October 7, 2012

 
 
 

 

The School for Lies

 

Pre•Amble: Ira Murfin, January 6, 2013

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, December 22, 2012

 
 
 

 

Julius Caesar

 

Pre•Amble: Michael Dobson, March 24, 2013

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, March 16, 2013

 

Pre•Amble: Peter Kanelos, March 9, 2013

 
 
 
 

 

Henry VIII

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, June 1, 2013

 
 
 

 

Romeo and Juliet

 

Pre•Amble: Elizabeth Charlebois, October 9, 2010

 

Pre•Amble: Stephen Bennett, October 2, 2010

 
 
 

 

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