Tag Archives: Shakespeare

The Tempest Turned Upside Down In Brooklyn

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online The struggles to control people and the situations surrounding them, and the dynamics between masters and those they enslave, are integral to Shakespeare’s canon—as they are to American citizens these … Continue reading


Shrewd Taming

Originally published on The Nation View this story online The uneasy state of feminism in America is reflected in the well-intentioned but unsteady production of The Taming of the Shrew at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater (through June 26). Directed by Phyllida … Continue reading


“I Was Fed Up” — The 180-Degree Decision to Stage Shakespeare With Only Women

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online If New York theatregoers can’t snag a ticket to see the Donmar Warehouse production of Henry IV at St. Ann’s Warehouse, they needn’t despair: The cast members will most likely be easy … Continue reading


Two Brothers, 15 Years and One Broadway Premiere: The Journey of Something Rotten!

Originally published on Playbill.com View this story online While the much-buzzed-about move to Broadway of the new original musical Something Rotten! may seem quick to industry watchers, the production’s Broadway premiere has actually been almost 20 years in the making. … Continue reading


Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love is many things in this musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost – a gun, a game and most of all, a puzzlement. Written and directed by Alex Timbers and composed by Michael Friedman, this production in performances at … Continue reading


The Comedy of Errors

It’s hard to be outraged when laughing this hard. But the delightfully entertaining production of The Comedy of Errors, currently playing as part of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater, offers just that complicated combination: a thoroughly humorous … Continue reading


Complete Works of William Shakespeare in One Weekend – An Interview With Company’s Marathon 2013 Producer Winnie Lok

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare in 90 Minutes is one thing, while the Complete Works of William Shakespeare in one weekend is entirely another. But that is exactly what Company’s Marathon 2013 is bringing: a free, non-stop, back-to-back reading … Continue reading


“Frailty, Thy Name Is Woman!” – Not So Much. An Interview With “Woman of Will” Creator and Star Tina Packer

Tina Packer wants Hamlet to go f**k himself. Well, not exactly. It’s said in jest, but there just might be some truth to the statement, Packer laughs, while sitting outside her dressing room at the Gym at Judson, where her … Continue reading


Annie Arthur Talks Shakespeare Shakedown’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Audience interaction during shows may bother some people. Fed up with inconsiderate people at the theater, I even penned an article on how to be a bad audience member a few months ago. But Annie Arthur, the director and producer … Continue reading


Women of Will

“Why would a card-carrying feminist spend all her time with a dead white male?” Why, indeed? The answer, I am happy to report, can be found in Women of Will, Tina Packer’s exploration of women in the Shakespearean canon. Currently … Continue reading