This is a lovely history of the Antioch Shakespeare Festival founded in the 1950s by our fathers: Arthur Lithgow (mine) and Meredith Dallas (hers). It was an amazing time, an amazing childhood, brilliant theatre, and almost unbearable to watch in this theatre-free desert of the quarantine.
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This is an interview done for Jacke Wilson’s delightful podcast: The History of Literature. It was so much fun to do!
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Children in drama class at Westminster School explore the Mexican trickster story, “The Rabbit and the Coyote”
Click HERE to read the article in VeniceLiving about the Elementary Theatre Program, which is in its twentieth year.Venice Living
Antioch Shakespeare Festival: John Lithgow, Robin Lithgow, and Tony Dallas
This is a podcast done for the Folger Library. It’s a fun listen, and gives some information about my childhood familiarity with Shakespeare’s plays.
An article in Venice Living that describes my book project, June 2019.
As a retired educator, Lithgow has just written a book aimed at teachers and parents about the benefits of the performing arts in education. ”It’s about the cognitive benefits of the performing arts in schools,” she explains. “And it takes a look at the schools Shakespeare and his contemporaries went to.” — Betty Bailey
TedX Talk by my daughter, Pesha Rudnick, April 2019
This is a TedX talk done in Boulder, CO by my daughter, Pesha Rudnick, who is the artistic director of the Local Theatre Company. It’s a lovely piece about impact of live theatre, and I’m not just saying as a proud mama.
The Arts Prepare the Mind for Learning!
A great article about how important the arts are for the development of cognition. Richard Mulcaster said it 500 years ago. Plato said it more than 2000 years ago. Here it is again.
‘Arts teaching could become more important than maths in tech-based future’ – education expert,