Sunday, October 15, 2017

On my radar: Rupert Goold’s cultural highlights by Rupert Goold

The theatre director on the joys of women wrestling, the genius of Hofesh Schechter – and the ever-hopeful ArsecastBorn in Highgate, north London, Rupert Goold studied at Cambridge and New…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Macbeth, Barbican, London, review: It's beautiful but this Macbeth never grabbed me by Holly Williams, Holly Williams

A revival of the late Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa's 'Macbeth', which sets the action in a 16th century samurai world, is performed in Japanese with English surtitles

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Review: Macbeth at the Barbican by Sally Hales

'Like watching a masterpiece being painted and repainted in front of your eyes for hours': Sally Hales reviews Yukio Ninagawa's Macbeth. The post Review: Macbeth at the Barbican appeared fi…

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

MACBETH – Barbican Theatre & touring ★★★★★ by Carole Woddis

It is now a little over a year since director Yukio Ninagawa died and this revival of his Macbeth, arguably his greatest hit, certainly brought an extra emotional tug to the Barbican.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

A haunting Samurai Macbeth comes to the Barbican, London

The late Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa’s production fuses eastern and western traditions

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Macbeth review – Ninagawa's samurai Shakespeare is a weeping wonder by Michael Billington

Barbican, LondonA revival of the Japanese director’s 1985 production, filled with cherry blossom, poetically explores the obsession for power – and its emptinessThis production by Yukio …

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Yukio Ninagawa’s Macbeth review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘horrific and deeply moving’ by Neil Norman

The death of the great Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa in 2016 robbed the international theatre scene of one its most original and

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Photo Flash: Ninagawa Company's MACBETH at Barbican Theatre by Roy Tan

Ninagawa Company's Macbeth introduced UK audiences to the theatre of Yukio Ninagawa 30 years ago and this epoch-making production is now reprised at the Barbican to celebrate the work of the…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ashkenazy’s Shostakovich Tributes at the Sydney Opera House by Blouin Artinfo

Vladimir Ashkenazy is to conduct the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in a Shostakovich concert series at the Sydney Opera House. Dmitri Shostakovich was a courageous Soviet composer whose subversi…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blood and cherry blossom: Yukio Ninagawa's samurai Macbeth is back by Andrew Dickson

His bold take on Shakespeare’s tragedy features kabuki witches, Buddhist chants and a cello-playing Lady Macbeth. As it returns, Yukio Ninagawa’s collaborators remember how he enthralled…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

In DCPA’s all-male “Macbeth,” sex and tragedy meet in a mosh pit by Joanne Ostrow, The Know

The tragedy is interpreted by director Robert O'Hara as a study in machismo, male relationships and what it means to be a man.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Paul Cooper by Zack Calhoon

Paul Cooper is a recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama. His credits at Yale include (Macbeth, Knives in Hens, The Merchant of Venice, King John, Coriolanus, Ri…

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People You Should Know . . . Bevin Bell-Hall by Zack Calhoon

Bevin Bell-Hall recently played Sherry the Newsette, a tap dancing, high icking spy in Theater for the New City's Grand Theft Musical. Select New York theatre credits include, Speakeasy…

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Critic's Notebook: A Silent ‘Macbeth’ in Manhattan, a Vodka-Charged One in Brooklyn by Laura Collins-Hughes

“Macbeth Muet” is a frolic through tragedy with puppetry, while “Makbet” is a darkly gregarious production (shots included).

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I Interview Playwrights Part 994: Richard Vetere by Adam Szymkowicz

Richard VetereHome Town: New York City.Current Home Town: New York City.Q:  What are you working on now?A:  I am in rehearsal with my play Lady Macbeth and Her Lover which opens…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Old Bag Theatre Company Presents ELSE AND NORM'S MACBETH by BroadwayWorld

Since its premiere in Walcot Street in October 1977, 'Elsie and Norm's Macbeth' has been, and still is, continually performed all over the world and a number of famous names have taken the t…

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Production news round-up: Christopher Eccleston will play Macbeth and Strictly Ballroom the Musical announced for West End by Giverny Masso

In this week’s production news, Christopher Eccleston is to make his debut at the Royal Shakespeare Company next summer playing the title role

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Christopher Eccleston to make RSC debut as Macbeth by Nick Clark

Christopher Eccleston is to make his debut at the Royal Shakespeare Company next summer playing the title role in Macbeth opposite Niamh

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Theatre News: Christopher Eccleston to star as Macbeth in new RSC season

Erica Whyman will also direct a new musical about Joan Littlewood by Sam Kenyon

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Post apocalyptic Macbeth to be staged in London warehouse space by Giverny Masso

A post-apocalyptic version of Macbeth is being staged in the Bussey Building in Peckham, London. Devil You Know Theatre Company will present

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Christian Slater, Kris Marshall & More to Lead West End Revival of Glengarry Glen Ross by Andy Lefkowitz

Christian Slater is among the stars set to appear in a new London revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross, scheduled to run from October 26, 2017 through Febr…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Macbeth review – Hugo Weaving finds the role of his career by Peter Gotting

Sydney Theatre CompanyWeaving is faultless in a production that turns Shakespeare's play around and confirms Kip Williams as a major directing talentThe risks of this production are there fr…

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The curse of Macbeth: why I keep going back to see a play that I don’t like | Jane Howard by Jane Howard

Macbeth is Australia’s most performed Shakespearean play – so pity theatre critics like Jane Howard who don’t enjoy it As a theatre critic it’s important to not decide on a work befo…

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thelma Holt: 'I'll be honest, I thought: I'm never going to be as good as Vanessa Redgrave' by Andrew Dickson

The legendary stage producer talks to Andrew Dickson about marriage, Shakespeare and bloody-minded determination"My life and times?" says Thelma Holt. "I love talking, but" – her voic…

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here at Dance Base by Rosemary Waugh

The many faces of Lady Macbeth: Rosemary Waugh reviews an artful exploration of Shakespeare's shadowy matriarch. The post Edinburgh Fringe Review: Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here at Dance Base …

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Macbeth, Edinburgh Festival Theatre — striking but not always convincing

A curiously uneven production of Verdi’s opera

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