Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses

"Ah gracious Lord, these days are dangerous: Virtue is choked with foul Ambition, And Equity exil'd your Highness Land." Rehearsed and recorded over a five week period in quarantine, Wars of the Roses uses Shakespeare's Wars of the Roses Cycle to explore vital topics in our current national moment. This powerful and radical radio drama interrogates power and who holds it, systemic violence, oppression, and the struggle for systemic change. Brought to life by an acclaimed ensemble of performers, Wars of the Roses brings Shakespeare's histories to life in 2020 America. read less
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Wars of the Roses, Episode 4: Kingmaker
Sep 29 2020
Wars of the Roses, Episode 4: Kingmaker
Adapted from the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe, and others Direction, Dramaturgy, and Design by: Will DeVary Assistant Directed by: Carolyn Best and Jessica Brock Poster Design by Sally Shaw “Muse of Fire” was conceived and edited by Will DeVary and Willie E. Jones III   Cast (In Order of Speaking) Chorus-Mayson Sonntag Edward Plantagenet, later King Edward IV- Jahmar Ortiz Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester- Willie E. Jones III Messenger-Mayson Sonntag Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick- Larry Bull Queen Margaret- Cynthia Henderson King Henry VI- Sushma Saha Clifford- Sally Shaw Henry, Duke of Exeter- Alaysia Duncan Prince Edward Lancaster- Cici Koueth Lady Elizabeth Grey- Sally Shaw George, Duke of Clarence- Nicole Bethany Onwuka King Lewis- Jaden Boyd Post-Mayson Sonntag   Character Map https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mRu2...   All music and Foley in this episode were acquired from Freesound.org. Here are the links to the files used. Thank you to all the wonderful humans who contribute to this resource, and to the brilliant people who made these sound cues. I am eternally grateful. from Freesound.org   Battle Horn https://freesound.org/s/188815/   Sota War » Vanhan ajan sota, taistelu, miekkailu / Ancient, old time battle, combat, horses snorting and galloping, men shouting and barking, fencing, swords clanging, mix https://freesound.org/s/258207/ <
Wars of the Roses, Episode 3: Paper Crown
Sep 28 2020
Wars of the Roses, Episode 3: Paper Crown
Adapted from the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe, and others Part Three of the “Muse of Fire” Saga Direction and Design by: Will DeVary Assistant Directed by: Carolyn Best and Jessica Brock Poster Design by Sally Shaw “Muse of Fire” was conceived and edited by Will DeVary and Willie E. Jones III   Cast (In Order of Speaking) King Henry VI- Sushma Saha Henry, Cardinal of Winchester- Alex Jean Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick- Larry Bull Lieutenant- Chase Bishop Walter Whitmore- Jordan Hayakawa William de la Pole, Earl Suffolk- Cici Koueth 1st Gentleman- Achille Van Ricca Queen Margaret- Cynthia Henderson Messenger- Mayson Sonntag Edmund, Duke of Somerset- Ali Louis Bourzgui Henry, Duke of Exeter- Alaysia Duncan Richard Plantagenet, later Duke of York- Marc Gomes Old Clifford- Emily Mitchell Edward Plantagenet- Jahmar Ortiz Richard Plantagenet- Willie E. Jones III Young Clifford- Sally Shaw Edmund Plantagenet, Earl of Rutland- Marina Bliss   Character Map https://drive.google.com/file/d/1woPigMw6WnQNQZtsSX6iMqTE-5h3U2Ct/view   All music and Foley in this episode were acquired from Freesound.org. Here are the links to the files used. Thank you to all the wonderful humans who contribute to this resource, and to the brilliant people who made these sound cues. I am eternally grateful. from Freesound.org   Soundscapes  » Pirate Ship at Bay.wav freesound.org/s/93678/   folly fight » stabs.wav freesound.org/s/259542/   pirate ship ambiance.wav freesound.org/s/486871/    Free Pack » Guns & Explosions Album - Cannon impact 9.wav freesound.org/s/423105/   Monster Game Effects » cannon.mp3 freesound.org/s/4480002/   Arras.wav freesound.org/s/155624   big wooden door open close.wav freesound.org/s/191814/
Wars of the Roses, Episode 2: Wolves
Sep 28 2020
Wars of the Roses, Episode 2: Wolves
Adapted from the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe, and others Direction, Dramaturgy, and Design by: Will DeVary Assistant Directed by: Carolyn Best and Jessica Brock Poster Design by Sally Shaw “Muse of Fire” was conceived and edited by Will DeVary and Willie E. Jones III   Cast (In Order of Speaking) Queen Margaret- Cynthia Henderson King Henry VI- Sushma Saha William de la Pole, Earl Suffolk- Cici Koueth Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester- Jaden Boyd Henry, Bishop of Winchester- Alex Jean Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick- Larry Bull Edmund, Duke of Somerset- Ali Louis Bourzgui Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York- Marc Gomes Post- Jahmar Ortiz Vaux- Achille Van Ricca   Character Map https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rY2WCF2Fw3oVlJLsf68wR2-gRbrhOZq-/view    All music and Foley in this episode were acquired from Freesound.org. Here are the links to the files used. Thank you to all the wonderful humans who contribute to this resource, and to the brilliant people who made these sound cues. I am eternally grateful. from Freesound.org   120 oboe.wav https://freesound.org/s/120994/   trumpet frullato https://freesound.org/s/503154/   Crumhorn » Crumhorn 2.wav freesound.org/s/83924/   Footsteps on Wet Pavement_1-2.aif freesound.org/s/86171/   Drawing sword freesound.org/s/162560/   Unrolling Scroll.wav https://freesound.org/s/202107/   Rumpling_Paper_01.wav https://freesound.org/s/336375/   P
Wars of the Roses, Episode 1: Temple Garden
Sep 28 2020
Wars of the Roses, Episode 1: Temple Garden
Adapted from the Henry VI trilogy and Richard III by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe, and others Direction, Dramaturgy, and Design by: Will DeVary Assistant Directed by: Carolyn Best and Jessica Brock Poster Design by Sally Shaw “Muse of Fire” was conceived and edited by Will DeVary and Willie E. Jones III   Cast (In Order of Speaking) John, Duke of Bedford - Jahmar Ortiz Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester- Jaden Boyd Henry, Bishop of Winchester- Alex Jean Messenger- Mayson Sonntag Thomas, Duke of Exeter- Alaysia Duncan Richard Plantagenet, later Duke of York- Marc Gomes William de la Pole, Earl Suffolk- Cici Koueth Edmund, Duke of Somerset- Ali Louis Bourzgui Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick- Larry Bull Vernon- Chase Bishop Edmund Mortimer- Emily Mitchell Keeper-Mayson Sonntag King Henry VI- Sushma Saha Charles, Dauphin of France- Nicole Bethany Onwuka Reignier, Duke of Anjou- Jahmar Ortiz Messenger- Mayson Sonntag Joan de Puzel- Sally Shaw Bassit- Jordan Hayakawa Margaret- Cynthia Henderson   Character Map https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uygZVDmENHUXZ1VmAVwakxsP8_J-M_fB/view All music and Foley in this episode were acquired from Freesound.org. Here are the links to the files used. Thank you to all the wonderful humans who contribute to this resource, and to the brilliant people who made these sound cues. I am eternally grateful. from Freesound.org   Swords » Sword Fight 1.MP3 freesound.org/s/361483/   SwordBattle1.wav freesound.org/s/175950/   SwordBattle2.wav freesound.org/s/175951/   Medieval Combat » Sword Slice freesound.org/s/334238/   Drawing sword freesound.org/s/162560/   Medieval Combat » MedievalCombatLoop.mp3 freesound.org/s/218522/   Church Bell freesound.org/s/198843/   <