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Lisa Scott

in Dunedin

How Shakespeare saved my Mojo


Lisa Scott returned from the Middle East in 2009 to discover all the jobs were gone she then decided to become a writer. Since then, her work has received several awards including a Qantas for Humour/satire in 2010 and Magazine Publishers' Association Journalist of the Year in 2011.

As well as her regular columns for NEXT and the Otago Daily Times, Lisa writes for North and South and NZ Life & Leisure. She lives in Dunedin with a large economist.

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Moving to the Shakespeare Beat

@ VOL 4 ON JAN 26, 2012

Can you move to the Shakespeare beat? Ben Spiller will make sure that you do, before introducing you to the Shakespeare workout. (in English).

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Most Successful Fraud in History: William Shakespeare

@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Everyone knows who William Shakespeare is, but are the facts about him true? Barbara Hobens does not think so and in fact denounces him as the true writer of all the infamous classic plays and writings. Rather she gives convincing evidence on how Edward de Vere is likely the Shakespeare we all thought we knew. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 11, 2014.

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How the Occult Saved My Life

@ VOL 28 ON AUG 25, 2016

Cowlitz writer Elissa Washuta is used to writing about herself, and this PechaKucha is no differnet. Here she reveals how the occult saved her life. A personal journey of strength and vulberability.

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Shakespeare in Sculpture

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

Sculptor Judy Sigunick presents her large scale ceramic figurative work and how its inspired by the fiction of Shakespeare. Plus a little kimchi.

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Lessons Shakespeare Taught Me

@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

"My love affair with William Shakespeare began early. I was born in 1961. He was born in 1564. It was a May-December relationship."  

Kate Heckner Ulrey started life wanting to be Juliet, realized at one point that she had grown closer to Lady Macbeth’s age and now hopes to play Hamlet’s mother. She started teaching Shakespeare to children other than her own when her five daughters (Tess, Nora, Claire, Jane, Gwen) were young. What began as a one-time summer week of Shakespeare in 2001 shared with 6 other homeschoolers became The Backyard Shakespearean Players, a camp of 30 children aged 7 to 18, performing on a stage in a production that included dancing, stage combat, singing and dedicated adults and graduates of the program. We performed over 12 plays during that time.  In 2011, with the youngest two girls in high school, Kate went back to teaching English and directing Shakespeare at the high school level. Currently retired, Kate and her husband Joe, are fixing up a house in St. Joe.

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Bitcoin #WTF? Saved My Life

@ VOL 11 ON JUL 22, 2017

"Bitcoin is amazing because it is absolutely the most powerful network in the planet right now." 

In "Bitcoin #WTF? Saved My Life" from PechaKucha Night Hanoi Vol. 11, Freddie Heartlinee tells a quick story about how he, a founder of a fledgling and failing start-up, luckily found the investment of a lifetime after spending most of his retirement savings trying to save his company. 

The implications of Bitcoin's underlying technology totally blew Freddie Heartlinee's mind - and saved his (financial) life. He is currently as passionate and in love with the technology as he was on that fateful day, at that nerdy little meet-up in Vancouver in 2013.

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Words, Words, Words

@ VOL 11 ON OCT 22, 2018

Derek Coghlan is a high school English teacher, so it's not surprising he loves words. Listen closely as Derek tells us a bit about Ireland and how he came to fall in love with the words of Shakespeare. 

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Woodward Shakespeare Festival

@ VOL 34 ON NOV 28, 2018

Woodward Shakespeare Festival provides FREE shows in the named Fresno park in the Summer.  Learn how to be a part of this non-profit that provides culture for our community.

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How a Cell Saved My LIfe

@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Justin Thomas is a man that is full of zest that he once lost. Once, he was determined to be an up and coming hip hop director or NBA director. Now he did a complete 360 and is passionate about serving the community that changed his life, and helped him turn tragedy into triumph!