Category Archives: Play

Stick-Figure King Lear

I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but, King Lear! In stick-figure cartoons! Peace, Good Tickle Brain! Scroll down for links to the whole play (currently in progress.)  

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You just THOUGHT I was done with Coriolanus

I swear, I don’t go looking for these things, they just find me: Best Shakespeare productions: What’s your favourite Coriolanus? Obviously, I disagree with the writer’s conclusion. How I wish I had been able to see some of the others!

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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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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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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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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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