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Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

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Armed with a one-way ticket to New York City, small-town theater geek Nate is off to start rehearsals for E.T.: The Musical. It's everything he ever practiced his autograph for! But as thrilling as Broadway is, rehearsals—full of intimidating child stars, cutthroat understudies, and a director who can't even remember Nate's name—are nothing like Nate expects.

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Five, Six, Seven, Nate!

Throne of Blood

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The greatest screen adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth is arguably Akira Kurosawa's visceral Throne of Blood (Kumonosu jô), starring Toshiro Mifune and Isuzu Yamada as the ambitious warrior and ruthless wife who try to murder their way to power and glory. Featuring some of the Japanese master's most unforgettable, hallucinatory imagery, and inspired by Noh theater as much as the classical source, this is Kurosawa at his atmospheric best.

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In Search of Shakespeare

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PBS resource for teaching Shakespeare in the Classroom.

Hamlet: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

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The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Hamlet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition.

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Twelfth Night Act 2 Sc 4

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In this video from Penn State's School of Theatre production of Twelfth Night, back at his palace, Orsino summons Feste to perform a song. In the meantime, the Duke and Viola have a conversation about a certain someone Viola (Cesario) fancies, and Orsino offers his love advice. Orsino declares he will not take “no” for an answer from Olivia, but Viola protests that love doesn’t always go according to plan. The two debate men’s and women’s capacities for love, and at the end of their exchange, Orsino orders Viola (Cesario) to return to Olivia with a love token from him.

MONTANA SHAKES! DIY: Creative Design Workshop

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Create puppets and and learn about Shakespeare! Unleash elementary-aged students imagination with a DIY craft project to create fairies as seen in the MONTANA SHAKES! 2016, All the West's a Stage adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Students will:

  • Identify characters, settings, and major events from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  • Identify personality traits of characters from the play
  • Explore and embody different physical qualities and emotions through movement
  • Introduce and explore the concept of personification with found objects

The Tailor | A World of Stories

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Megan Hicks uses origami and storytelling to celebrate the ingenuity of a grandmother who reuses a piece of fabric in a number of beautiful ways.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

Anansi and the Hat Shaking Dance | A World of Stories

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Donna Washington tells a traditional West African story about Anansi the spider. The story explains why spiders don’t have hair.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

Behind The Scenes: How an Animation is Made

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Writer Adam Peltzman, animator Alan Foreman, and voice over actress Leslie Carrara-Rudolph--the principle creative team behind the Haunted House phonological series--describe the creative process behind the creation of a cartoon.

MN Original | Off-Leash Area Theater

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Watch now: Off-Leash Area was co-founded by theater artist Paul Herwig and dancer Jennifer Ilse to bring together elements of theater, dance and music. The contemporary performance company creates original performances set in locations varying from proscenium stages to garages.

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The Monkey's Heart | A World of Stories

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Donna Washington tells the story of a clever monkey who outwits a crocodile.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

MN Original | Librettist & Composer Dominick Argento

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Watch now: In 1962, the Walker Art Center commissioned Dominick Argento to compose an opera for Center Opera, now known as Minnesota Opera. More than 50 years later, Minnesota Opera continues to emphasize new works by contemporary librettists and composers, including a 2014 revision of Argento’s “The Dream of Valentino,” which premiered in 1993 at the Kennedy Center.

Among the many awards to his name, Argento has a Pulitzer Prize and a National Opera Association Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also Composer Laureate for the Minnesota Orchestra.

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MN Original | Minnesota Citizens for the Arts

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Learn about how Minnesota Citizens for the Arts (MCA) serves as a national model for arts advocacy. In addition to their creation of the State Arts Board and Regional Arts Councils, MCA partnered with the conservation community in 2008 to develop and pass the 25-year Legacy Amendment, which builds funding for the arts into Minnesota’s constitution.

Executive Director Sheila Smith shares accomplishments from the organization’s 40-year history.

MN Original is a recipient of Legacy Amendment funds.

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Magic in Therapy & Education | Move to Include

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Learn from Magician, Kevin Spencer about how magic programs can be used in occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as in special education to increase dexterity, memory, focus, communication and inclusion to build skills for people with disabilities.

Visit the Move to Include collection for more resources.

MN Original | Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher

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Watch: With a dry sense of humor and quick wit, Jeffrey Hatcher discusses the art and craft of writing for the stage and screen. 

Hatcher’s stage productions have premiered locally at theaters like The Illusion, Children’s Theater Company and the Guthrie Theater, while nationally his work has been seen on Broadway. Hatcher has also worked on several major motion pictures including Stage Beauty (2004), Casanova(2005), The Duchess (2008) and Mr. Holmes (2015).

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