featuring interviews with actor Amy Kim Waschke
and Loyola Marymount University professor Theresia de Vroom
Hermione is a rarity among Shakespeare’s characters: She’s mother of young children. This queen at the center of The Winter’s Tale gets put through the wringer before she can be reunited with her daughter. In this episode, LMU professor Theresia de Vroom and Amy Kim Waschke — who played Hermione at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival last year — discuss how to approach the moment that calls Hermione’s faithfulness into question, what’s remarkable about her trial scene, and varying interpretations of that spectacle of a statue.