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

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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Friday, December 16, 2016

Al Pacino & Judith Light to Lead God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Next stop New York? Tony winners Al Pacino and Judith Light will headline God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse. The previously reported project, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, is sc…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Watch Exclusive Preview of PBS’ The Hollow Crown with Tom Sturridge and Sophie Okonedo by Adam Hetrick

The lavish three-part television event of Shakespeare’s Henry VI (Part 1), Henry VI (Part 2), and Richard III premieres on PBS December 11.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hot Mark Rylance Shines in ‘Nice Fish’: London Stage Review by Mark Beech

Mark Rylance is one of the hottest actors in the world, period. The prospect of his first co-authored stage work, with him starring in it, is therefore one of the hottest tickets on the stag…

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Roger Bartlett: 5 tips for effective stage combat by Susan Elkin

An Equity-registered fight director, Roger Bartlett’s credits include Treasure Island, Richard III and Julius Caesar for Iris Theatre, African Gothic at the

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Spotlight On...Gina Doherty by Michael Block

Name: Gina DohertyHometown: North Easton, MAEducation: Skidmore College, British American Drama Academy, Shakespeare and CompanyFavorite Credits: As an actor: Titania at Saratoga Shakespeare…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Spotlight On...Kathleen O'Neill by Michael Block

Name:  Kathleen O'NeillHometown: Small town in WisconsinEducation: MFA from Boston University in DirectingSelect Credits: I seem to be doing a number of originating roles - Annie Jump C…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Bloody Bloody Richard III by Jk Clarke

  by JK Clarke   A handful of Shakespeare plays are routinely subjected to radical re-interpretations—Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet—and for a variety of reasons, whether …

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Broadway-Bound Harry Potter & the Cursed Child & Glenn Close Win Big at London's Evening Standard Awards by

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which will bow on Broadway at some point in the near future, picked up the prize for Best Play at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Novemb…

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10 Questions for Actor David Troughton by Heather Neill

The RSC stalwart, Gloucester in Gregory Doran's production of King Lear, talks politics, blinding and cricketDavid Troughton (b.1950), a familiar face on television and a Royal Shakespe…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Richard III (The Bridge Production Group) by Darryl Reilly

Shrouded by clear shower curtains, the actors enter the stage and bring out furniture, including a gramophone, and chat with each other. There is newsreel footage proclaiming the end of W.W…

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Kings of War review – Shakespeare with shock and awe by Lyn Gardner

Stadsschouwburg, AmsterdamIvo van Hove’s epic reimagining of Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III makes for an explosive examination of political leadership and present-day powerThere is a mo…

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Grinning Man review – lovely, peculiar stuff by Susannah Clapp

Bristol Old VicTom Morris combines macabre fairytale, musical and puppetry in this ingenious tale of twisted loveI first saw the delicate Audrey Brisson sparkle in The Flying Lovers of Viteb…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Why I'm Really Happy About Emma Rice Leaving The Globe by Jess Gow

There has been so much talk recently about the departure of Emma Rice from The Globe, and I simply had to wade in and express my thoughts via the internet. I mean, I’m a theatrical blogger…

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