Shakespeare Lightning Round

What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Best disguise in Shakespeare? Most overrated Shakespeare play? Tune in on Instagram Live for a fun, fast-paced, Shakespearean chat show. We ask our guests 30 lightning-fast questions about their favorite—and least favorite—things about the Bard.

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Alexandra Beller, Choreographer
Wednesday, June 22
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Missy Dunaway, Artist
Wednesday, April 20
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Shirine Babb, Actor
Wednesday, March 9
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Karen Ann Daniels, Folger Director of Programming and Folger Theatre Artistic Director
Wednesday, February 16
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Traci Thomas, host of The Stacks podcast
Wednesday, January 12
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Craig Wallace, Actor
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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Mariah Anzaldo Hale, Costume Designer and Playwright
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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Austin Tichenor, Reduced Shakespeare Company Co-Artistic Director and founder of The Shakespeareance
Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Mona Awad, author of All's Well
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
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Marti Lyonsdirector
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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Madeline Sayet, theatermaker and creator of Where We Belong
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Sean McNall, Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
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Rebecca J. Ennals, Artistic Director of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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L. Peter Callender, Artistic Director of the African-American Shakespeare Company
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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Teri Ellen Cross Davis, poet and Folger Poetry Coordinator
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library Director
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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David Sterling Brown, Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Rosa Joshi, director, producer, and educator
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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John Tufts, actor and author of Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare's Table
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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Farah Karim-Cooper, Head of Higher Education & Research at Shakespeare’s Globe
Friday, November 13, 2020
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Ken Ludwig, playwright and author of How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare
Wednesday, October 28
, 2020

Debra Ann Byrd, actor and writer
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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Peggy O'Brien, Folger Director of Education
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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Barry Edelstein, Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director of The Old Globe
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
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Carl CofieldAssociate Artistic Director of The Classical Theatre of Harlem
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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Keith Hamilton Cobb, actor and writer of American Moor
Wednesday, August 12
, 2020
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Tana WojczukGuernica senior nonfiction editor and author of Lady Romeo: The Radical, Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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Ian Doescher, author of the William Shakespeare's Star Wars series
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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Vivienne Benesch, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Ambereen DadabhoyAssistant Professor of Literature at Harvey Mudd College
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Sam WhiteFounding Artistic and Executive Director of Shakespeare in Detroit
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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