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New Reviews: Love’s Labour’s Lost

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There comes a moment in this asthma-inducing production when one must ask if too much shtick is good for the play.

Heretic’s Foundation XVII: More on the Woman Who Wrote the Shakespeare...

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Unlike any other Shakespearean authorship candidate, Hudson sees Lanier as an exact match for areas of rare knowledge demonstrated by the playwright.

Heretic’s Foundation XVI: A New Business Model for Shakespeare & Company?

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Shakespeare and Company is examining good ideas from all quarters. So here is one more.

Heretic’s Foundation XV: Is ‘Merchant of Venice’ a Cannibal Satire?

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In a culture considering Jews dogs or devils, Shylock's demand for basic rights represents an amazing plea for equality.

Heretic’s Foundation XIV: Mr. Shakespeare’s Gunpowder Plot

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Because the American right-wing has romanticized Guy Fawkes, some other folks associated with the Gunpowder Plot have been forgotten.

Mary Frank Madera Cast as Lady M in ‘Macbeth’ Film; Final...

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As Lady M sleepwalks and encounters her guilt, it would be boring if she had no real guilt to begin with.

Frances You Sanderson Cast as Lady Macduff in ‘Macbeth’ Film; Kickstarter...

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Lady MacDuff represents all of the victims of the Macbeths' reign of terror once it really gets going.

Robert Berliner Cast in Title Role in ‘Macbeth’ Film; Kickstarter Funding...

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Mosquitoes, roaring motor bikes, intermittent showers, steamy weather -- none could keep capacity crowds from turning out and enjoying Robert Berliner in Peer Gynt.

Mark Greenfield Joins ‘Macbeth in Close-Up’ Film; Kickstarter Fundraising Continues

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A close-up on the Portel will provide the feeling of being right next to a friend who happens to be telling a really hilarious joke.

Everett Quinton Joins Cast of ‘Macbeth’ Film; Kickstarter Fundraising Ongoing

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In "Macbeth in Close-Up," it's the explosive combination of physical proximity to truly intense acting work that will set this film apart for audiences.

Heretic’s Foundation XIII: The End of High-Concept Shakespeare?

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If director Peter Sellars and his team had read the research, they would know Othello is a play about a handkerchief.

Heretic’s Foundation XII: Can Innovation Remake the Theater Industry?

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Shakespeare dogma dates back to a perfidious 18th century Romantic assumption that the plays were written spontaneously in an outpouring of divine inspiration.

The Dark Lady Players Featured On the Jewish Channel

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Did a Marrano Jewess write the plays of William Shakespeare?

Heretic’s Foundation XI: Managing Complexity, From Plays to Performance

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Speed, flexibility and adaptability to change is now ranked number three in CEO top challenges. Unfortunately, these are not areas in which the workforce is strong.

Heretic’s Foundation X: Does Gender Bias Exist Against Women Playwrights?

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That there are more plays being mounted by male authors is not caused by gender bias, but the presence of fewer women playwrights, who write fewer plays.

Heretic’s Foundation IX: What Does Harry Potter Have to Do with...

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Whereas the Christ figure is imagined having a halo or nimbus, Harry Potter's broomstick is named nimbus.

Jude Law and the Law — Well, Factoids — of the...

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Only the most recent Hamlet on Broadway, that of Ralph Fiennes, won a Tony for the actor essaying the title character.

Heretic’s Foundation VIII: Seeing Beneath Twelfth Night

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Twelfth Night is not a play about foolishness or falling in love and certainly not the mindless comedy that I used to believe it was.

Heretic’s Foundation VII: Jesus, the World’s Most Popular Literary Character

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In Elizabethan London, the most prominent nonbeliever in Jesus was Christopher Marlowe.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?