Monthly Archives: April 2014

Twelfth Night gets Tony nods

The Tony nominations are out, and Twelfth Night has nabbed seven nominations, including Best Revival of a Play,  Best Direction, and FOUR Best Actor nods.  The production, which ran in New York from November 10 2013 to February 16 2014, was … Continue reading

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The Hollow Crown Continues

BBC Two will be producing a second series of The Hollow Crown comprising(1) Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III, and Richard III.  Wikipedia has slightly more detail than The BBC. Seriously, BBC.  I acknowledge that the Cumberbatch is big right … Continue reading

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Happy 450th, Will!

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The Madness of Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth, Gabriel von Max (1885) Lady Macbeth’s mad midnight wanderings are certainly one of the more  enduring images of Macbeth, but, to me, they also evoke its biggest question.  What drives Lady Macbeth mad?  It is obvious from early … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Standard

Several interesting tidbits from The Shakespeare Standard: Hulu premieres Shakespeare-inspired TV series, 15-minute Romeo and Juliet, and LEGO Shakespeare.  

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What (I thought) I know about Macbeth, or, I am an idiot.

I have several areas I want to address regarding Macbeth, so I’m going to do a series of shorter posts instead of one giant post wall. They will go up over the next week or so as I have them … Continue reading

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A Performance of Macbeth

I was intending to discuss this play in depth and then move on to a review of the DVD, but this performance was so damn good I need to talk about it NOW.  The recording I am talking about is … Continue reading

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