Noah Millman

Posts tagged “Canada”

Human, Not Alien To Me: A Brechtian Trio at Stratford

Three plays that make use of Brecht’s alienation effect – but two of them are by Shakespeare.

Posted September 18th, 2014

Dream Country

A radical reimagining of Shakespeare’s comedy via Bergman and Jung.

Posted September 16th, 2014

Awake the Pert and Nimble Spirit of Mirth

A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged as a gay wedding at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Posted September 11th, 2014

All Bad Poetry Is Sincere: Man of La Mancha at the Stratford Festival

The musical adaptation of Don Quixote is far from the spirit of the original.

Posted July 1st, 2014

Antic Hay: Noël Coward’s Hay Fever at the Stratford Festival of Canada

The production echoes Seinfeld (and not always in a good way).

Posted June 30th, 2014

Women Beware Women: Mary Stuart at Stratford

A production powered by sex much more than politics

Posted October 16th, 2013

Midnight in the Garden of the Finzi-Continis: The Merchant of Venice at Stratford

I have been extraordinarily remiss in finishing up my Stratford reviews. The …

Posted October 16th, 2013

See Me: Tommy at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

The classic rock opera does not have any ironic distance, but we do.

Posted October 1st, 2013

Underneath the Arches: Waiting For Godot At Stratford

Something like twenty years ago, I saw a film of the British …

Posted October 1st, 2013

Willmoore Kendall, Calhoun, Meech Lake and the West Lothian Question

This is probably not the most important topic to get back to …

Posted September 30th, 2013

Shakespeare Taken, Not Stirred

This has been an all-around excellent season at Stratford (and the season …

Posted September 20th, 2013

Noel Coward Anticipates Seinfeld: Blithe Spirit At Stratford

Misanthropy and misogyny rule the day in this ugly comedy.

Posted September 10th, 2013

Lux Et Veritas

Can we still believe in love as portrayed in classic American musical-comedy?

Posted August 23rd, 2013

Lady Windermere’s Fan: See It, And Become One

Imagine a society composed entirely of individuals who react to a mis-placed …

Posted August 21st, 2013

Songs Of Love And Hate: Othello At Stratford

Stratford produces a masterpiece performance of Shakespeare’s classic.

Posted August 18th, 2013

To Be Or Not To Be. That Is The Question. Does Judith Thompson Have An Answer?

“Issue” plays are a tricky thing, dramatically. You start out with a …

Posted August 14th, 2013

Buckle and Swash, Slice and Dice

How to adapt “The Three Musketeers” as a TV series like “Entourage.”

Posted July 29th, 2013