Arts and Culture

Bolder and still more bold: Behind the scenes of the Guthrie’s ambitious Shakespeare marathon

People on stage
"Richard II" at the Guthrie, part of the collection of four Shakespeare history (compressed into three) currently playing in repertory.
Courtesy of the Guthrie and Dan Norman

The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis launched an ambitious project nearly seven years in the making. Three of William Shakespeare’s plays opened in a marathon day of shows, telling an epic, interconnected story.

MPR News arts reporter Jacob Aloi followed the project since the beginning of the year. Jacob explores why The Bard’s stories remain relevant to actors and audiences and takes us behind the scenes of the production. 

Listen to the full story using the audio player above.

This activity is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.