Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor discusses directing Theatre for a New Audience’s inaugural production of Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." She's joined by Karthryn Hunter, who plays Puck, and Jeffrey Horowitz, the founding artistic director of the Theatre for a New Audience, which now has a new, permanent home in Brooklyn at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is playing at the Theatre for a New Audience through January 12, 2014.
Over the decades, Shakespeare’s words have been interpreted in many styles, from torch songs to hymns. Now, a new production of Shakepeare’s "Cymbeline," by the Fiasco Theater Company, is turning heads with innovative re-sets of the Bard – plus a few originals of their own. The music ranges from Renaissance madrigals to Appalachian folk tunes, and is performed entirely by the small cast. Joining us to discuss the history of Shakespeare in song are Jeffrey Horowitz, artistic director of Theatre for a New Audience, and Ben Steinfeld, co-director of the new "Cymbeline" setting.