Tag: William Shakespeare

Pointed Political Parallels in an Off-Broadway ‘Henry VI’

[Full article published in The Clyde Fitch Report, August 23, 2018.] In Stephen Brown-Fried’s elegant new two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VItrilogy for Off-Broadway’s National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), we don’t have to reach very far for present-day parallels. In this parable of power accented by gender-blind casting, a longstanding foreign war, and partisan politics inflamed by weak leaders, throw us

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review roundup: revivals range from throbbing to demure

The Winslow Boy @ Roundabout American Airlines (through December 1, 2013) Julius Caesar @ St. Ann’s Warehouse (through November 9, 2013 ) Revivals can dull the senses or send chills up your spine. Certainly the source material will establish a trajectory for each of these responses. The response alchemy will further depend upon the skills

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summer of steves

Summer of Steves As You Like It @ The Delacorte Theater (attended June 30, 2012) Into The Woods @  The Delacorte Theatre (attended August 8, 2012) As will be true for thousands of New Yorkers and city visitors during the summer of 2012, I have spent some delightful hours with the works of artists named Steve at

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review: cymbeline

Cymbeline Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Noah Brody & Ben Steinfeld Featuring Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, Paul L. Coffey, Andy  Grotelueschen, Ben Steinfeld, Emily Young Fiasco Theater at Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street September 8, 2011 — January 15, 2012 [extended] production web site and company web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee December

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review: all’s well that ends well

All’s Well That Ends Well By William Shakespeare Directed by Daniel Sullivan Featuring Tonya Pinkins, Andre Holland, Annie Parisse, John Cullum, Dakin Matthews The Public Theater Delacorte Theater, Turtle Pond Central Park production web site: http://tinyurl.com/6xv7588 June 25, 2011 — July 30, 2011 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee June 25, 2011 Humidity laden air and cool

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review: twelfth night

Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare Directed by Brandon Walker Featuring Brandon Walker, Anna Marie Sell, David Sedgwick, Lindsay Teed The Seeing Place @ ATA Sargent Theater, 314 West 54th Street 4th floor March 30, 2011  — April 16, 2011 production web site:  http://www.seeingplacetheater.com/season.html Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee April 2, 2011 Part of the challenge

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review: double falsehood

Double Falsehood By William  Shakespeare and John Fletcher Adapted by Lewis Theobald Directed by Brian Kulick Featuring Clayton Apgar, Hayey Treider, Mackenzie Meehan, Philip Goodwin Classic Stage Company 136 East 13th Street March 12, 2011  — April 3, 2011 production web site:  http://www.classicstage.org/2011_double.shtml Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee March 20, 2011 I am not sufficiently

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review: king lear

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-LEAR-06.html] KING LEAR by William Shakespeare Directed by Robert Falls Starring Stacy Keach Goodman Theatre 170 North Dearborn / (312) 443-3800 goodmantheatre.org Extended Through October 22, 2006 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 27, 2006 In “King Lear” at the Goodman Theatre we are told repeatedly, by various characters in various ways, that “nothing

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review: hamlet

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-HAMLET.html%5D HAMLET By William Shakespeare Directed by Terry Hands Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Navy Pier / (312) 595-5600 http://www.chicagoshakes.com Through November 18, 2006 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 10, 2006 Any review of “Hamlet” is a daunting task. The art of director and designer Terry Hands and the other performers behind the scenes and on

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