Monthly Archives: March 2014

Richard III in Mandarin

English King, Pacific Profile I wish this piece had more detail. Why it was done at all? (While it is being presented by the National Theater of China, it is being performed in New York. Is it a tour?) It would have … Continue reading

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Cumberbatch to play Hamlet in London

Damn.  I do not think I can justify a second trip to the UK to see Hamlet.  (I saw David Tennant at the RSC in 2008).  Not that I would likely to be able to get tickets anyway! Link.

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What (I think) I know about Macbeth.

I have never read or seen a  performance of Macbeth.  I really don’t know how I have managed to avoid it all these years; perhaps it is a result of my general aversion to the tragedies.  Anyway,  before I get … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Much Ado

Last week, I set out to review Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, and that is what I did, but later that day, it occurred to me that I had never really taken the time to think critically about the … Continue reading

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Too much RL this week

I will be making my weekly post tomorrow.  Just too much real life this week.  Sorry!

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Slight change of plans

I know I said I would be doing Macbeth this week, but it turns out I had a little more to say about Much Ado about Nothing.  I will be posting that tomorrow as my regular weekly post, and start on … Continue reading

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How often do Shakespeare’s lovers talk to each other?

Actually, I find the comments more interesting than the article in this one: Parsing Is Such Sweet Sorrow I could keep posting these things, but instead I am going to to tell you to go  follow Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Twitter (Chicago Shakespeare @Chicagoshakes) … Continue reading

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