Noah Millman

Posts tagged “Shakespeare”

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

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

Hello Not-So-Young Lovers: Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Musical!) At The Delacorte Theater

There was love all around – and music, and wonderful roses. And cats.

Posted August 13th, 2013

Much Ado About Not Quite Enough

Vexing issues of virginity meld with unquestionable artistry in Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare.

Posted August 1st, 2013

A Websterian/Whedonian Romeo and Juliet

On the way home from Idaho, we stopped in Chicago to visit …

Posted July 9th, 2013

A Romantic Comedy

One of my minor hobby horses is defending some of Shakespeare’s earlier …

Posted June 25th, 2013

Prayer? Or the Ambiguities? Measure for Measure at Stratford

Refusing to reduce Shakespeare’s classic by “solving” the core problems.

Posted June 3rd, 2013

A Temperance In The Torrent Of Passion

Last night, the Stratford Festival opened with a production of Romeo and Juliet that …

Posted May 28th, 2013

My Second-Favorite One-Man Macbeth

Technically, this one’s not a one-man Macbeth, as there are other actors …

Posted May 27th, 2013