Monday, June 17, 2019

Ghost Light: The Curse of MacBeth Continues by Trav S.D.

I was actually rooting for Ghost Light, John Stimpson’s new Shakespearean horror comedy to strike a chord with me , because — why wouldn’t I? Such a thing, well executed, would be pret…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Review: Chesapeake Shakespeare’s open air Macbeth by Marshall Bradshaw

With stars overhead and faint sounds from picturesque Ellicott City, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) brings a homey atmosphere to their movable Macbeth, performed amongst the renovated …

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Dates Set for Old Vic's Lungs Starring The Crown's Claire Foy & Matt Smith by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Old Vic theater has announced dates for its upcoming mounting of Duncan Macmillan's comedic drama Lungs. The previously announced production, directed by Matthew Warchus, will star…

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Macbeth’ (Movable/Outdoors Production) by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company at PFI Historic Park by Susan Brall

 “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare and directed by Ian Gallanar is being presented by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company at PFI Historic Park in Ellicott City, Maryland.  This is a uniq…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

‘A Quick 5 with Ian Gallanar, Director of ‘Macbeth’ for The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Susan Brall

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company began in 2002 with a small group of artists committed to changing how people think about Shakespeare, by producing shows that allowed audiences to connect…

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Jarvis Cocker to compose music for Manchester Royal Exchange's new season by Laura Snapes

Cocker to collaborate on new Simon Stephens play, while Lucy Ellinson to play Macbeth and Neil Bartlett to stage 24-hour work on Remembrance Sunday He’s a musician, actor, broadcaster, wri…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady! review – wit and glamour of a stylish star by Michael Billington

King’s Head theatre, LondonKnown for her sharp tongue and love affairs, the eccentric Australian actor is celebrated in this entertaining one-woman show If the title is outrageous, so was …

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Mac Beth by Wendy Caster

I have seen enough mediocre-to-bad high-concept productions of Shakespeare's plays to shudder at the very idea of "high-concept." Then along comes Mac Beth, the amazing Red Bull Production …

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

He Takes Her By the Hand … review – desire and dread in Bausch's Macbeth by Chris Wiegand

Opera House, WuppertalPina Bausch merges the domestic and dream worlds in a dark but playful version of Shakespeare’s tragedy In Since She, the first of two new full-length pieces created …

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Monday, May 20, 2019

‘Mac Beth’ Is Shakespeare Made Over by Private School Girls by David Cote

Seeing young women commandeer the weird energy of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' you realize: gee, these characters seem really insecure about their masculinity.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Mac Beth: 7 Schoolgirls Put On Shakespeare’s Tragedy by New York Theater

At the end of “Mac Beth,” Macduff severs Macbeth’s head and then she takes a selfie of it, posing with two of her fellow murderous teenage girls, all dressed in parochial school unifor…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

How Shakespeare By And For The Inebriated (Actors And Audience) Went From Fringe To Franchise by Artsjournal1

“Imagine Macbeth, but with a five-person cast that includes an inebriated actor in the title role. Add a prop dildo, an interpretive dance break and the president’s rousing speech from I…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

“Die Lustige Witwe” at Kungliga Operan, Stockholm by Blouin Artinfo

Kungliga Operan, Stockholm, is all set to stage “Die Lustige Witwe,” beginning May 3 through June 8, 2019.In an interesting spin of words, the venue’s website describes the operetta as…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Adam Gwon's Scotland, PA Musical Sets World Premiere with Roundabout by Andy Lefkowitz

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the world premiere of Scotland, PA, a new musical comedy based on the cult 2001 film, featuring an original score by celebrated composer Adam Gwon (…

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Adam Gwon's New Musical Scotland, PA to Premiere at Roundabout by Olivia Clement

The musical comedy, based on the 2001 Macbeth–inspired film, features a book by Michael Mitnick.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A First Look at Off-Broadway's All-Female Mac Beth, Starring Isabelle Fuhrman by Nathan Skethway

Directed by Erica Schmidt, the Macbeth adaptation plays at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

All-Female Mac Beth, Starring Isabelle Fuhrman, Begins Previews Off-Broadway May 7 by Andrew Gans

Directed by Erica Schmidt, the Macbeth adaptation plays at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

This Is Shakespeare by Emma Smith review – the Bard without the baggage by Alex Preston

A Shakespeare scholar’s fun, insightful and profoundly approachable study of 20 of his plays is perhaps the finest critique of his work to dateYouth is wasted on the young and so, in my ca…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dave Malloy & Rachel Chavkin to Debut Moby-Dick Musical at American Repertory Theater by Andy Lefkowitz

Dave Malloy and Rachel Chavkin are teaming up again. The Tony-nominated masterminds behind Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 will offer up their world premiere musical adaptation …

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Do shots, then do 'Macbeth,' what could go wrong? 'Drunk Shakespeare' is coming to Chicago's Loop by Chris Jones

A new 120-seat theater is coming to the Loop. On Wabash Avenue, right by the Halal Guys and a Taco Bell Cantina, just across the street from the Elephant & Castle pub, will sit The Lion …

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mirjana Markovic, Serbian politician, 1942-2019

The ‘Lady Macbeth of the Balkans’ who mourned a lost country

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Citizens of Mockingbird: Dakin Matthews on the Good Old Boy Who Rules Over the Courtroom with Wisdom and Wit by Paul Wontorek

In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named "best-loved" American novel with fre…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

“Turandot” at Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna by Blouin Artinfo

“Turandot” at Wiener Staatsoper is on stage through April 16, 2019.About the opera, the website of Wiener Staatsoper states, “With ‘Turandot,’ Puccini wrote his last opera; it rema…

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Meet the Cast of Off-Broadway's Mac Beth by Nathan Skethway

Red Bull Theater's all-female adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth begins performances May 7 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“Falstaff” at Teatro Real, Madrid by Blouin Artinfo

“Falstaff,” a comic opera by Giuseppe Verdi will be on stage at Teatro Real, Madrid, from April 23 through May 8, 2019.According to Teatro Real’s website, “Three of the greatest oper…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Salvador Dalí, Book Illustrator by Artsjournal1

“Throughout the second half of his life, Dalí had a curious side-project … illustrating the Western canon: Don Quixote and Macbeth in 1946; The Divine Comedy between 1951 and 1964; the …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Double bubbles, toil and troubles at the Hen and Chickens – 25 years ago in The Stage by The Stage

25 years ago (April 7, 1994) The curse of ‘the Scottish play’ is a long-established theatrical tradition. From Macbeth’s first staging in

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Monday, April 1, 2019

“Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” by Dmitri Chostakovitch at Opera Bastille by Blouin Artinfo

“Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” by Dmitri Chostakovitch, will be on stage beginning April 2 through April 25, 2019, at the Opera Bastille, Paris.Premiered in 1934 in Leningrad, the opera in f…

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

In Shakespeare’s Shadow – The White Devil by Jk Clarke

        By Samuel L. Leiter   Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, artistic director) loves to take risks by staging infrequently seen, even obscure classics (okay, their up…

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Julius Caesar – Theatre for a New Audience by Jk Clarke

        by JK Clarke   It can be argued that William Shakespeare’s much loved Roman Republic play Julius Caesar is actually two plays in one: the first half being a tragedy very much …

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Chicago Repertory Ballet's 'Macbeth' has only deepened — this is clearly no longer the 'undanceable Shakespeare' by Lauren Warnecke

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t call William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” particularly timeless — important, obviously, but a bit of a relic. Modern adaptations of the 400-year-old play contextu…

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