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Lessons Shakespeare Taught Me

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 9

"My love affair with William Shakespeare began early. I was born in 1961. He was born in 1564. It was a May-December relationship."  

Kate Heckner Ulrey started life wanting to be Juliet, realized at one point that she had grown closer to Lady Macbeth’s age and now hopes to play Hamlet’s mother. She started teaching Shakespeare to children other than her own when her five daughters (Tess, Nora, Claire, Jane, Gwen) were young. What began as a one-time summer week of Shakespeare in 2001 shared with 6 other homeschoolers became The Backyard Shakespearean Players, a camp of 30 children aged 7 to 18, performing on a stage in a production that included dancing, stage combat, singing and dedicated adults and graduates of the program. We performed over 12 plays during that time.  In 2011, with the youngest two girls in high school, Kate went back to teaching English and directing Shakespeare at the high school level. Currently retired, Kate and her husband Joe, are fixing up a house in St. Joe.

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Moving to the Shakespeare Beat

BY BEN SPILLER
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 26, 2012

Can you move to the Shakespeare beat? Ben Spiller will make sure that you do, before introducing you to the Shakespeare workout. (in English).

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What Hollywood Has Taught Me

BY CHANDLER SMITH
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Did you know the average person watches 14,400 movies in their lifetime? Chandler Smith loves watching movies, and discusses some of the useful lessons she has picked up from the movies she has seen. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 7, 2014.

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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

BY BARBARA HOBENS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Everyone knows who William Shakespeare is, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens does not think so and in fact denounces him as the true writer of all the infamous classic plays and writings. Rather she gives convincing evidence on how Edward de Vere is likely the Shakespeare we all thought we knew. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2014.

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What My Camera Taught Me About Life

BY REUBEN CHIN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 01, 2014

By following his camera, award-winning photographer, Reuben Chin, learns more than how to point and shoot. He talks of seeing beauty in the ordinary; becoming engaged enough to seize life's fleeting moments and developing a healthy curiousity of how others see the world.

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Let Me Learn the Lessons You Have Hidden In Every Leaf and Rock

BY MATTHEW DEBARDELABEN
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Matthew Debardelaben shares excerpts from a short book he is writing for his boys titled, "Let Me Learn the Lessons You Have Hidden In Every Leaf and Rock." The first time we hear grandpa speak he says to the boy, “That which is lacking in the present world is a profound knowledge of the nature of things.” The book follows grandpa and the boys as they experience the world together. The book is being illustrated by Dani Collins.

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How Shakespeare saved my Mojo

BY LISA SCOTT
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2015

Lisa Scott returned from the Middle East in 2009 to discover all the jobs were gone she then decided to become a writer. Since then, her work has received several awards including a Qantas for Humour/satire in 2010 and Magazine Publishers' Association Journalist of the Year in 2011.

As well as her regular columns for NEXT and the Otago Daily Times, Lisa writes for North and South and NZ Life & Leisure. She lives in Dunedin with a large economist.

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Shakespeare in Sculpture

BY JUDY SIGUNICK
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Sculptor Judy Sigunick presents her large scale ceramic figurative work and how its inspired by the fiction of Shakespeare. Plus a little kimchi.

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All the World's a Stage

BY LEIGH TRACY
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Reflecting on his interest in theater and politics, Leigh Tracy explores William Shakespeare’s proposition, “All the world’s a stage; and men and women merely players.” He recreates some characters from various plays, looks at politics as theater, and concludes with a spiritual perspective on politics and the stage.

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What my son taught me about peacekeeping

BY THIJS CREMERS
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

How do we experience the world around us? We see things the way we’re taught and we judge things in a way our environment has taught us. We live our life the way we are used to, but should we? What can change our perspective?

Thijs Cremers reflects on his time on a UN mission through the eyes of his children and explains how his son triggered his awareness about how to change our perspective.