Noah Millman

Posts tagged “Shakespeare”

Libya and the Tides of History

Thinking in terms of narrative satisfaction can blind us to the reality of conditions that will actually determine the outcome

Posted November 19th, 2014

Double Feature Feature: Walking Shadow Edition

Two innovative movies about theater: “Birdman” and “Synecdoche, New York”

Posted November 7th, 2014

Somebody’s Gonna Get It: Sean Graney’s Monumental “All Our Tragic”

Who wants to spend all day at a twelve hour marathon adaptation of the entire corpus of Greek tragedy? I do!

Posted October 7th, 2014

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

Teaching Shakespeare, With Love

The Bard comes in all sizes, and rewards just about every level of engagement.

Posted August 7th, 2014

Shakespeare’s Elusive Politics

I’m sitting on line to get tickets to John Lithgow in¬†King Lear …

Posted August 6th, 2014

The Mirror Up To Nature

I’m late in getting to the whole “it’s not relatable” business begun …

Posted August 5th, 2014

Anxieties of Independence

Home news: my review of The Library of America’s new collection,¬†Shakespeare in …

Posted May 30th, 2014

2013: A Theatrical Year In Review

Speaking of lists: it seems especially silly to recap the year in …

Posted December 31st, 2013

A Macbeth That Believes in Witches

Ethan Hawke in a tragedy more horror story than cautionary tale.

Posted December 13th, 2013

Failing Chemistry

Why can’t we make Romeo and Juliet work?

Posted October 29th, 2013

Orange Is the New Rome: Julius Caesar at St. Ann’s Warehouse

A prison setting for Shakespeare’s play about power and tyranny.

Posted October 18th, 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

I’ll Gladly Play Along

I mean, how could I not? (Pun, by the way, very much …

Posted October 6th, 2013

What’s in a Name? Fetch Clay, Make Man at New York Theatre Workshop

The story of Muhammad Ali’s “phantom punch” is channeled worthily on stage.

Posted October 2nd, 2013