Shakespeare, Communication, and Connecting to Each Other | Doug Scholz-Carlson | TEDxZumbroRiver

A new way to communicate is taught to us by…William Shakespeare! Learn how the Bard shows us a new way to think about how we communicate, a way that will break down barriers and help reveal what you truly think.

Doug Scholz-Carlson is Artistic Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota where he will direct Richard III this summer. His work as a director, fight choreographer and actor has appeared in theaters across the country including The Guthrie Theater, Minnesota Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Minnesota Shakespeare Project, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Children’s Theater Company, Park Square Theater, New York City Opera, Opera Montreal and the Seattle Police Department. Doug is a graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Washington and lives with his wife and three daughters in Minneapolis.

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