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She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It

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One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage.

Au Contraire: Exploring Brexit in English and Irish Theater

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There's a desire to respect their differences and to work out where they go next -- together or separately.

Lear deBessonet Makes Theater as a Hopeful Public Proposal

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This community organizer/director also aspires one day to recreate the Federal Theatre Project.

Pointed Political Parallels in an Off-Broadway ‘Henry VI’

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In Stephen Brown-Fried’s elegant new two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy for Off-Broadway's National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), we don’t have to...

Oh, My “D-Illyria” For Shaina Taub’s First-Rate ‘Twelfth Night’

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The rain fell steadily, once stopping the show for maybe 15 minutes. I refused to budge.

It’s Me! Will Shakespeare! Come ‘Measure’ My New Musical!

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"Desperate Measures"? You could have knocked me over with the feather that I still write with.

Like Music, Broadway’s “Farinelli” Has Charms — and Mark Rylance

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Was Spain's melancholy king, Philippe V, crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Only a castrato knew for sure.

Director Michael Almereyda on Making “Marjorie Prime”

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In this podcast, Alamereyda reflects on memory, technology and the themes of his new film.

Lear deBessonet’s “Midsummer NIght’s Dream” Is Dreamy

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Lear deBessonet’s jolly notions are too many to list -- and why give them all away?

Oscar Isaac’s Hamlet: All Briefs, Not Enough Prince

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The fever dream of a prep school boy: Sam Gold's direction of "Hamlet."

Et Tu, Orange Brute: Is Donald Trump “Julius Caesar”?

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A surprising misreading of Shakespeares

Dominic Dromgoole Goes “Globe”-trotting with Hamlet

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A new book describes the mission to perform "Hamlet" in every country on earth.

“Rosalind”: Into the Woods with Shakespeare’s Heroine

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Angela Thirlwell's new "bio" tracks the intrepid protagonist of "As You Like It."

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, Sittin’ in a Stoppard Tree

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Radcliffe still has that puckish quality he's always had -- and it serves him well.

Something Rotten: Irondale’s “1599 Project” and Donald Trump

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The production of a play must always serve as a mirror to our own time in history.

ShakesBEER: Raise a Glass to a Pint-Sized Bard

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The Bard, the bars, the booze: much ado about something.

Exit, Pursued by a Board: The Tragedy of Emma Rice

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A row over lighting leaves one of London's most unique theaters with dimmed prospects.

What Is a “Consumer-Friendly” Arts Experience?

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It comes down to these four words.

Bookends: How Shakespeare Embodies Popular Culture

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Shakespeare began as pop culture and has remained ever defined and shaped by pop culture.

Gorilla Theater: 26 Years Later an Actor Returns to the Park

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Sometimes life brings you back to the exact same spot you were standing in before.

Immersive Theater Brings Legendary Nellie Bly Back to Life

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Remembering a period of history that was downright cruel, especially in regard to women's health -- and the woman who exposed it all.
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