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Posts tagged “Shakespeare”

Shakespeare or Batman?

Anyone who reads this blog, and hasn’t seen this quiz, well, now …

Posted September 9th, 2012

An Aged Man, A-Standing On A Stage – Christopher Plummer’s A Word Or Two At Stratford

The final show we took in on our most recent trip to …

Posted August 26th, 2012

Pursuits of Happiness: Much Ado About Nothing at Stratford

Stanley Cavell, writing about “The Lady Eve,” ends his essay by talking …

Posted July 23rd, 2012

History Is Bunk: The War of 1812 and Henry V

What we tell ourselves about war

Posted July 18th, 2012

Faerie Tale Theatre: Stratford’s Cymbeline

Considering the obscurity of the play, I’ve seen a shocking number of …

Posted July 18th, 2012

Obama’s Ides Of March: The Acting Company Production of Julius Caesar

I’ve been extraordinarily remiss in not commenting on The Acting Company’s recent …

Posted May 21st, 2012

My Uncle’s Brother Is My Father: Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker at BAM

You remind me of my uncle’s brother. He was always on the …

Posted May 21st, 2012

A Tragedy of Homeric Proportions

And now for something completely different: Macbeth acted out by the voices of “The …

Posted May 8th, 2012

Playing It Straight: The Maids and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Camp taste is a kind of love, love for human nature. It …

Posted May 1st, 2012

More Double-Features: From George VI to The Book of Job

Two new installments in the weekly double-feature feature: – Ian McKellen’s “Richard …

Posted April 3rd, 2012

#SeussSpeare

This is really too good. Highlights: “Peaseblossom and Mustardseed, bring me some …

Posted March 5th, 2012

Shakespeare’s Action Hero

My review of Ralph Fiennes’s movie, “Coriolanus,” based on the Shakespeare play, …

Posted February 24th, 2012

Spacey’s Richard Talks To Us, His Director Talks Past Us

We took my son, when he was not yet six years old, …

Posted February 6th, 2012

A Man From Stratford

On THE man from Stratford: There’s quotation that appears on the Shakespeare …

Posted October 28th, 2011

Three questions to ask your local anti-Stratfordian

Link: Three questions to ask your local anti-Stratfordian From the always-insightful Alan …

Posted October 19th, 2011

He Didn’t Say Play On What, But I Still Think It’s A Marvelous Idea

A good rule for art and life is: do what you love. …

Posted September 19th, 2011

Merrily We Roll Along

Geraint Wyn Davies’s other starring role this year is as Falstaff in …

Posted September 14th, 2011