Friday, March 24, 2017

People You Should Know . . . Emma Butler by Zack Calhoon

Emma Butler – (Director of Echoes) Emma is thrilled to be visiting 59E59 with Echoes. Emma is a resident director at The Almeida Theatre where she worked on Richard III, and was recently a…

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Video: Barrie Rutter: 'Shakespeare never let facts get in the way of a good story'

We spoke with the actor and director about the upcoming 25th anniversary revival of his production of Richard III

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Fifth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards • Skip Viragh Center for the Arts by Andrea

The fifth anniversary of the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is in the books, and as always, the number of talented individuals and companies in town never cease to amaze.Congratulations to …

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mat Fraser to lead cast of Richard III by Georgia Snow

Mat Fraser will play Richard III in a new production of the play at Hull Truck Theatre. The production is running as

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Theatre News: Initial casting announced for Richard III at Hull Truck

Mat Fraser will lead the cast of Northern Broadsides' production

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Hypocrite review – hard-work humour from Richard Bean by Susannah Clapp

Hull Truck theatre, HullMark Addy and Caroline Quentin star in Richard Bean’s gag-heavy satirical tale of a 17th-century city governor navigating the outbreak of civil warThere is exemplar…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Theater News: Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces 2017-18 Season

Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, and more Shakespearean classics join the theater's 14th season.

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Kenneth Branagh Set for Special Olivier Award Honor by Beth Stevens

Kenneth Branagh is set to receive the Special Award at the Olivier Awards on April 9 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The award is being presented in recognition of his outstan…

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Richard III: to make Shakespeare feminist, you need more than just a woman in the lead | Cassie Tongue by Cassie Tongue

Kate Mulvany is astonishing in the title role of Bell Shakespeare’s latest Richard III, but that doesn’t make it politically radicalRichard III, Shakespeare’s tragi-history about a tyr…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Greg Hicks to star in Arcola’s Richard III by Georgia Snow

Greg Hicks is to play Richard III in a new production of the play at the Arcola Theatre in London. It forms

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NEWS: Camus’ Plague & Greg Hicks as Richard III headline Arcola’s spring/summer by Press Releases

London's Arcola Theatre has announced another overtly political programme for its new 2017 spring/summer season, including Neil Bartlett's new adaptation of Camus' The Plague and a new produ…

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Theatre News: Greg Hicks to play Richard III in new Arcola Theatre season

The venue has also announced new adaptations from Neil Bartlett and Yellow Earth

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Interview: Josh Collins on Starring in Military Drama “9 Circles” by Courtney Marie

English actor Josh Collins is making a name for himself across the pond in America. A recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Collins has performed in historic London venues su…

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Richard III review – a thoroughly modern game of thrones by Susannah Clapp

Barbican, LondonLars Eidinger is a visceral, manipulative monarch in Thomas Ostermeier’s explosive German-language productionThomas Ostermeier has been director of Schaubühne Berlin since…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Why has Thomas Ostermeier stripped his Richard III of politics? | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Shedding his clothes and seducing the audience, Lars Eidinger’s Gloucester is the classic charming narcissist – but why soften the play’s political bite at such a crucial time?I have a…

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Review: Review: Richard III (Schaubuhne, Barbican Theatre)

Thomas Ostermeier's German production of Shakespeare's dark play is an intense rocket ride over two and a half hours

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Richard III, Schaubühne Berlin, Barbican by David.nice

More or less a one-man show, but the denouement justifies everythingHated the Schaubühne Hamlet (same lead actor, same director as this latest Shakespeare auf Deutsch); loved Ivo van Hove's…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Richard III’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Timoth David Copney

‘Now is the winter of our discontent.’ Boy, did Shakespeare foretell that one!  It’s a line from “Richard III,” his final play set around the War of the Roses. Chesapeake …

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People You Should Know . . . Matt Zambrano by Zack Calhoon

Matt Zambrano hails from the great state of Colorado and is a recent graduate of the National Theatre Conservatory. He is a nationally recognized slam poet and spoken-word artist, and T…

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Oh, what a tyrant: Richard III at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (review) by Jill Kyle-Keith

The part of King Richard in Richard III is a plum for any actor lucky enough to be cast in the role. Part stand-up comic, part perennial outsider, and part moustache-twirling villain, Richa…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review: ‘Richard III’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by William Powell

It’s notable that a play based on England’s War of the Roses has many parallels to power plays that take place today, both in everyday life and TV and film. Chesapeake Shakespeare Compan…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Richard III and Matthew Bourne: this week’s best UK theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

From a full-blooded reimagination of Shakespeare to the best of a celebrated choreographer. Plus: Eurohouse, Joan, BU21 and more1 Richard IIIDavid Hare may be up in arms about the European i…

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Michael Redington obituary by Simon Redington

In 1948 my father, Michael Redington, was a young member of the Old Vic Company’s triumphant tour of Australia, headed by Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. His admiration for both actors …

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review: Richard III, Rosemary Branch Theatre by Toby Vaudrey

“I am Determined to prove a villain  And hate the idle pleasures of these days.” Considered by some to be one of the more difficult plays to stage from Shakespeare’s canon…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

RICHARD III – Rosemary Branch Theatre by Laura Kressly

Kevin Spacey’s House of Cards character Frank Underwood has clear parallels with Shakespeare’s Richard III what with the former’s ruthless climb to the US presidency.

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Richard III review at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, London – ‘a slick debut’ by Julia Rank

This is perhaps the winter of most discontent in many years. In such times, theatre that stimulates and relates to the modern

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We need to talk about Hedda: why the National's Ibsen shocker isn't sexist by Lyn Gardner

Theatre has often depicted women subjected to degradation but context is key. The appalling final scene in the NT’s production made me see the play anewWe all know that British theatre sti…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Carra Patterson on Being the Only Woman in Jitney, Why the President Should Come See the Show & More by Broadway.com

Age: “Whatever the role requires." Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL Current Role: Carra Patterson takes on the only female role in August Wilson's Jitney. She plays Rena, w…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Spotlight On...Austin Pendleton by Michael Block

Name: Austin PendletonHometown: Warren, OHEducation: Yale School of DramaSelect Credits: Broadway in the revival of The Diary of Anne Frank and Off-Broadway in the title roles of Hamlet, Ric…

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Beat the Bard! Shakespeare's characters fight it out in our interactive game by Garry Blight and Andrew Dickson

Could Richard III handle Hamlet in a punch-up? Is Benedick more fanciable than Beatrice? Is Falstaff craftier than Cleopatra? Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday by pitting his characte…

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Top 10 of 2016: US edition by Nicole Serratore

In 2016 I promised myself I would cut back on theater.  I saw 90 less shows in 2016 (180) than I did in 2015 (270).  <pats self on the back>Here are the 10 shows which made m…

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