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Shakesblog Latest

Just a quick note on what’s going on at Millman’s Shakesblog [1] (since it’s not easy to find the blog on the site, I’m going to periodically post about what I’ve been posting about, redundant as that seems).

– The latest “Double-Feature Feature [2]” on Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” and Richard Linklaters “Bernie.”

– A review of the recent Acting Company production [3] of Shakespeare’s, Julius Caesar, in which the Roman Emperor bears a striking resemblance to Barack Obama (and Brutus bears a striking resemblance to John McWhorter).

– An interpretation [4] of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker, apropos of the excellent production of the play now on view at The Brooklyn Academy of Music.

– A review of Donald Margulies’s Time Stands Still [5], recently performed at the Steppenwolf in Chicago.

– A review of MacHomer [6], Macbeth acted out by one man and fifty Simpsons voices, currently (perpetually?) touring North America (I saw it in New York; it’s now at the Stratford Festival in Canada [7]).

– And a meditation on camp [8], apropos of recent productions of Jean Genet’s The Maids, at Red Bull Theatre, and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at Classic Stage.

Do come by and visit. And come back later in the week as well – I still have to write up my thoughts on Gatz, on the Mike Nichols-directed production of Death of a Salesman currently on Broadway, and of the Goodman Theatre in Chicago’s current production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh.

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#1 Comment By Claire Dylan On May 27, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

Thanks for summarising your other posts here. Some of these (both the review of Pinter and of Margulies) look interesting, though I haven’t yet read them. I would’ve been displeased to miss them, as I previously had no knowledge of Shakesblog.