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She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It
One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage.
Au Contraire: Exploring Brexit in English and Irish Theater
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
This community organizer/director also aspires one day to recreate the Federal Theatre Project.
Pointed Political Parallels in an Off-Broadway ‘Henry VI’
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’
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!
"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
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”
In this podcast, Alamereyda reflects on memory, technology and the themes of his new film.
Lear deBessonet’s “Midsummer NIght’s Dream” Is Dreamy
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
The fever dream of a prep school boy: Sam Gold's direction of "Hamlet."
Et Tu, Orange Brute: Is Donald Trump “Julius Caesar”?
A surprising misreading of Shakespeares
Dominic Dromgoole Goes “Globe”-trotting with Hamlet
A new book describes the mission to perform "Hamlet" in every country on earth.
“Rosalind”: Into the Woods with Shakespeare’s Heroine
Angela Thirlwell's new "bio" tracks the intrepid protagonist of "As You Like It."
Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, Sittin’ in a Stoppard Tree
Radcliffe still has that puckish quality he's always had -- and it serves him well.
Something Rotten: Irondale’s “1599 Project” and Donald Trump
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
The Bard, the bars, the booze: much ado about something.
Exit, Pursued by a Board: The Tragedy of Emma Rice
A row over lighting leaves one of London's most unique theaters with dimmed prospects.
What Is a “Consumer-Friendly” Arts Experience?
It comes down to these four words.
Bookends: How Shakespeare Embodies Popular Culture
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
Sometimes life brings you back to the exact same spot you were standing in before.