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Friday, March 19, 2021

The Royal Shakespeare Company At 60 by Artsjournal1

“In 1960 Peter Hall created a theatrical revolution. He turned a summer Shakespeare festival in Stratford-on-Avon into a year-round enterprise based on a permanent ensemble, a second home …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:01PM
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Has COVID Changed Standup Comedy For Good? by Artsjournal1

If so, it’s got nothing to do with illness or quarantine as subject matter; it’s that the lockdown pushed everyone — audiences, colleagues, and (crucially) gatekeepers such as casting …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:03PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Yet Another Director Forced To Resign From Berlin’s Volksbühne by Artsjournal1

Three years after Chris Dercon ended his brief, dissension-plagued tenure at the theatre, his successor as artistic director, Klaus Dörr, quit after it became public that 10 women at the Vo…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:35AM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Theatre Leaders In Five Countries Talk About How Their Companies Have Coped With The Pandemic by Artsjournal1

Ivo van Hove at the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Stéphane Braunschweig at the Odéon in Paris, Thomas Ostermeier at the Schaubühne in Berlin, Kajsa Giertz at the Helsingborg (Sweden) …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 04:28PM

‘Little Did I Know’: A Theater Critic Considers The Anniversary Of The COVID Shutdown by Artsjournal1

Helen Shaw: “The pandemic has been a period of getting a lot of ‘little did I know’ stuff out into the open, including (but hardly limited to) the troubling ethics of the industry and …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:03PM
Friday, March 12, 2021

Theatre In America After A Year Of The Pandemic by Artsjournal1

Rob Weinert-Kendt: “So what happened — what changed — in this past 12 months, and how will this lost, frantic year be remembered? I asked dozens of theatre workers from all over the U.…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:34AM
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Hindu Supremacists Force Shutdown Of Indian Theatre Festival by Artsjournal1

“The annual theatre festival organised by the Indian People’s Theatre Association in the small town of Chhatarpur became the object of abuse and violent threats by Bajrang Dal, a hardlin…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 03:01PM

Touring Broadway Shows Are Gearing Up To Restart In The Fall by Artsjournal1

“Subscription packages for some of Broadway’s biggest hits are being sold at a handful of the nation’s performing arts centers, while a host of others have booked dates and plan to [st…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:32AM
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Hollywood Stars, The Theater Needs Your Help! by Artsjournal1

“In one of the more surprising revelations of the shutdown, it turns out that the American theater has no towering figure even attempting to lead it through this crisis, the way Andrew Llo…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:04PM
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

So What Will The Financiers Who Bought Second City Do With It (Or To) It? by Artsjournal1

“Though private-equity firms are notorious for ruthlessly wringing efficiencies out of the properties they pick up, the investors who just bought one of Chicago’s most treasured cultural…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:03PM

Marie Antoinette’s Private Theatre Has Been Restored by Artsjournal1

The queen had the little playhouse built as part of her pretend village at Le Petit Trianon; she and her friends attended plays and operas there and even performed themselves. (Her Majesty o…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:04PM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Will European Audiences Come Back To The Theatre? by Artsjournal1

“The shift [to streamed performances during the lockdowns] has raised questions about whether audiences will return to theaters in the same numbers as before, and whether a blend of online…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 03:03PM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

COVID Could Not Stop The Wooster Group by Artsjournal1

“They’re our holy fools, who — even when no one is watching — keep the art’s sacred fires burning. Rehearsal isn’t so much a preparation-to-show as it is a kind of religious prac…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:02PM

How Weird Are This Season’s Tony Awards Going To Be? by Artsjournal1

Weirder than ever before, no doubt. As the voters fill out their ballots this week and next, none of the shows they’re considering have been onstage for a year, and they can’t vote in a …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 10:01AM
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

On Zoom, Vimeo, PBS, Or An iPod, If A Theatre Company Does It, Is It Still Theatre? by Artsjournal1

Says the artistic director of a Twin Cities company, “I believe that theatre is storytelling and we are creating a new hybrid art form. It’s not quite theatre in that it’s video and no…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:04PM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Reviewing The First Play Written By An Artificial Intelligence Bot by Artsjournal1

“The biggest revelation, though, is that while a computer’s imagination touches, somewhat randomly, on themes of love, loneliness, clowning and performance, it is most often obsessing ab…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 01:02PM

Stratford Festival Will Open This Summer, But With A Short Season Held In Tents by Artsjournal1

In a regular year, it’s North America’s largest summer theatre festival, but with the pandemic only barely starting to subside, Stratford is planning to present just a dozen or so perfor…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:32AM
Friday, February 26, 2021

Stage Actors In Paris Offer ‘Poetic Consultations’ By Phone by Artsjournal1

“‘I am calling you for a poetic consultation,’ said a warm voice on the telephone. ‘It all starts with a very simple question: How are you?’ Since March, almost 15,000 people aroun…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 08:06AM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

As They Stream Their Work, Theater Companies Find A New, Far-Flung Public by Artsjournal1

“Across the country, and beyond its borders, many theaters say new audiences for their streaming offerings has been an unexpected silver lining — one that could have ramifications for th…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 11:04AM
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Turkish Government Harasses Kurdish Theater, Accusing It Of ‘Terrorist Propaganda’ by Artsjournal1

“In a country where Turkish is the only official language, speaking Kurdish is sometimes seen as an act of rebellion.” (It is the mother tongue of nearly 20 million people in the Turkish…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:02PM
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Using Social Media To Preserve The Uyghur Language — And Keep It Up To Date by Artsjournal1

Uyghur, a Turkic language that uses the Arabic alphabet, has about 10 million native speakers, most of them in the Xinjiang province of northwestern China. With the Chinese Communist Party e…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 02:12PM

Jeff Alexander Shares the Importance of Live Orchestral Music by Artsjournal1

The President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra speaks about the importance of live, in-person concerts and the day-to-day leadership of a major symphony orchestra. – Aaron Dworkin

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

Facebook Ends Australia News Ban After Deal With Government by Artsjournal1

The [agreement is that] the government may not apply the code to Facebook if the company can demonstrate it has signed enough deals with media outlets to pay them for content. The government…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

Clarion by Artsjournal1

Someone’s calling, maybe me. C. C sharp? D? My scalp tightens, which makes me wonder where I am, and who, too. But this voice today is a shell’s, of a conch from a Pyrenees cave, assigne…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

France Is Trying To Raise Millions To Buy De Sade’s Filthiest Manuscript by Artsjournal1

“The French government is appealing for corporate help to acquire the manuscript of the Marquis de Sade’s notorious The 120 Days of Sodom, valued at €4.5m (£3.9m), for the National Li…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

It’s A 17,300-Year-Old Kangaroo: Australia’s Oldest Rock Art Identified by Artsjournal1

“A nearly-life-size depiction of a kangaroo — realistic genitalia included — is the oldest known rock painting in Australia. Scientists recently pinpointed its age to 17,300 years ago …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

Will Upright Citizens Brigade Ever Reopen? ‘I Don’t Know’, Says Amy Poehler by Artsjournal1

In a feature interview for The New York Times Magazine, the co-founder of the famed, and now troubled, improv company and school said, “It’s been brutal for us. We’re basically using t…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

Douglas Turner Ward, Pioneering Black Theater Artist, Dead At 90 by Artsjournal1

A writer and director as well as an actor, he wrote a 1966 New York Times Op-Ed titled “American Theater: For Whites Only?” that inspired the Ford Foundation to fund the creation of the …

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

How To Design A Memorial For The COVID Pandemic? by Artsjournal1

Several places in Italy and Great Britain are considering the question, and a few memorials have already gone up. “[They] are not intended as sweeping monuments to the historical moment, b…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM

Why Joffrey Ballet Is Only Now Making Work To Stream by Artsjournal1

Staging a full-length performance digitally “would break the bank,” says artistic director Ashley Wheater, who doesn’t really like streamed dance much. “I’m embracing it because th…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 12:03PM
Sunday, February 21, 2021

Why It’s Time To Reopen Movie Theaters by Artsjournal1

“Despite being indoors (a red flag), the sort of behavior engaged in at the movies is, relatively speaking, benign. Patrons who can and should wear a mask for the duration of their visit f…

SOURCE: ArtsJournal at 09:24PM

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