Tag Archives: Performances

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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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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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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NTLive, or, Jane and the Hiddlestoners

Before I get started on the particulars, I would like to put in a word of praise for NTLive. I had no idea this program(me) was available before I saw Coriolanus, and I am absolutely in love with it.  I have … Continue reading

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Minneapolis area viewing opportunities

Those of you who live in the greater Minneapolis area have a couple of great programs coming up this spring.  The Guthrie Theater will be doing Hamlet alternately with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead from April 22 to May 4.   What a … Continue reading

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