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Subterranean Shakespeare—FOLKSPEARE Press release

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.179  Monday, 7 May 2012

From:        Geoff Pond < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         April 29, 2012 2:24:49 AM EDT

Subject:     Subterranean Shakespeare—FOLKSPEARE Press release

 

SUBTERRANEAN SHAKESPEARE THEATER - SUB SHAKES RECORDS - THE RUDE MECHANICALS BAND

 

Press release April 23, 2012

 

FOLKSPEARE 

SHAKESPEARE IN A NUTSHELL (a CD)

Written by JUNE LEVINE 

Performed by THE RUDE MECHANICALS BAND

 

When songwriter June Levine was four years old her parents read aloud Lamb’s “Tales from Shakespeare”.  Innocently she began making attempts to create songs about the plays.  Her parents were so shocked they immediately taught her to read.  Cut to April 1962 June now thirty years old, loved folk music.  She decided to write some folk songs based on the plays of Shakespeare.  The first song was Julius Caesar.  As the years went by she continued to write more songs and along the way she received a degree in 18th Century English literature.  In 2001 she and her husband Gene Gordon who also is a great lover of The Bard started The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society.  In 2010 they attended a staged reading presented by Subterranean Shakespeare as a part of a festival of the whole Shakespeare canon.  She purchased a copy of Sub Shakes CD SHAKESPEARE’S GREATEST HITS www.cdbaby.com/cd/shakespeareshits/from/viglink  She liked it so much she bought twelve more copies to give out to members of the Shakespeare Society.  She also commissioned Geoffrey Pond (artistic director for Sub Shakes) to produce a CD based on her song book Folkspeare, now at twenty two songs.  Featuring Sub Shakes house band THE RUDE MECHANICALS.  After over two years in the studio, on Shakespeare's birthday April 23, 2012 the CDFOLKSPEARE: SHAKSPEARE IN A NUTSHELL was released.  Fifty years to the month after she had first written Julius Caesar.  Subterranean Shakespeare Theater is so proud of the effort that they are now in a workshop directed by Geoffrey Pond in preparation to bring many of the songs to the stage in a musical revue called SHAKESPEARE!  THE MUSICAL. To be presented in a theater tbd in San Francisco late 2012 or early 2013. The Rude Mechanicals are Lori Higa, Kevin Moore, Geoffrey Pond, Cindy Weyuker.

 

For more info and to send your snail male address if you want a copy of the Folkspeare CD for a review

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Info on how to purchase a copy of Folkspeare    www.folkspeare.com/page2.php

To listen to parts of the songs, purchase or download   www.cdbaby.com/cd/therudemechanicals

 

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