Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Yes, Canadian TV star Paul Gross has the chops to play King Lear by Karen Fricker - Theatre Critic

Gross and director Kimberley Rampersad have the guts and vision to let this Stratford Festival Lear be genuinely unlikeable at the start.

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 04:51PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

King Lear (Teaser) | Stratford Festival 2023 by Stratford Festival

"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods." KING LEAR April 24 - October 29 | Festival Theatre Opening Night Performance: May 30 Perhaps Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, King Lear is the…

SOURCE: YouTube at 03:03PM

‘There’s something Shakespearean about Gareth Southgate’: the epic play about England’s hero by David Hytner

He came back from a disastrous penalty to reignite the English men’s football team – and inspire a country in the grip of gloom. Writer James Graham reveals how he turned the ‘quiet gu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:36PM
Friday, May 26, 2023

Post your questions for Brian Cox by Rich Pelley

Whether you want the inside skinny on Logan Roy, Hannibal Lecktor, Winston Churchill or King Lear, the mighty Scottish actor will be here to tell all Brian Cox needs no introduction – othe…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:06AM
Sunday, April 30, 2023


(Chris Wiegand’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/28/2023; via Pam Green; Photo: Transatlantic tragedy … Kenneth Branagh. Photograph: Johan Persson.) The play, which the actor has de…

SOURCE: at 04:30PM
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Broadway Update by Barry Gordin

B'way Update: Harmony and King Lear By: David Sheward April 29, 2023: Harmony, the musical based on the real-life careers of a German singing group destroyed by the Nazis, will make the…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 09:21AM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Kenneth Branagh Will Be King Lear at Off-Broadway's The Shed by Leah Putnam

Branagh will direct and star in the production first at Wyndham's Theatre in London.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:32AM

Kenneth Branagh returns to stage after eight years to play King Lear by Isobel Lewis

Production will run for just 50 shows in West End this winter

SOURCE: The Independent at 09:12AM

Kenneth Branagh to direct and star in King Lear in London and New York by Chris Wiegand

The play, which the actor has described as being pertinent to our ‘savage and judgmental’ political climate, will run for 50 performances in the West End before transferring to the US Ke…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24AM

Kenneth Branagh Will Direct and Star in KING LEAR in the West End and New York

Kenneth Branagh will direct and play the title role in William Shakespeare’s King Lear at Wyndham’s Theatre previewing from 21 October 2023.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:18AM
Monday, April 24, 2023

Gregory Doran: ‘Shakespeare defines things when you can’t’ by Kate Kellaway

As the RSC’s artistic director steps down after an illustrious and radical 35 years and 50 shows, he talks about the productions he’s most proud of, his new memoir, and the loss of his h…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:42AM
Friday, April 14, 2023

Patrick Page Astounds as KING LEAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company

As King Lear, Patrick Page surpasses any fleeting resemblance to a specific political figure to become a real person: broken, struggling, vengeful, and terrified. To see him perform is a pri…

SOURCE: Theatrely at 04:00PM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Patrick Page-Led KING LEAR Now Available to Stream on Demand

Shakespeare Theatre Company's thrice-extended and freshly sold-out King Lear, directed by Simon Godwin and featuring Patrick Page in the title role, is now streaming on demand. See how to pu…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:54AM

Patrick Page-Led King Lear To Stream Worldwide by Margaret Hall

The Shakespeare Theatre Company production will be available to stream for a three day period.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:32AM
Thursday, April 6, 2023

Top 5 Stratford Festival 2023 must-see productions by Joshua Chong - Staff Reporter

Theatre critic Joshua Chong spotlights five shows he can’t wait to watch, including “Rent,” “Richard II,” “King Lear,” “Grand Magic” and “Women of the Fur Trade.”

SOURCE: Toronto Star at 05:00AM
Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre trimmed ‘King Lear’ — and made it a box-office champ by Peter Marks

Actor Patrick Page and director Simon Godwin discuss the success of their record-breaking “King Lear” at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:12AM
Saturday, April 1, 2023

The best theatre to stream this month: Emilia Clarke in The Seagull, the RSC’s Tartuffe and more by Chris Wiegand

Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes a Big Night of Musicals, You Bury Me and James Earl Jones in King Lear Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke and Indira Varma reunited for Jamie …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:42AM
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Beckettian summit by Jack Helbig

Dame Peggy Ashcroft considered the role of Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s notoriously difficult Happy Days a “summit part,” one of those roles, like Hamlet or King Lear, that tests an acto…

SOURCE: at 12:53PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Top 5 Shows of the Week (+1) by Lynne Menefee

Week of March 5, 2023 1. “King Lear” at Shakespeare Theatre Company “Expertly directed…fasten your seat belt for this imaginative journey into Shakespeare’s mind and soul.” – S…

SOURCE: at 05:42PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘King Lear’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Susan Brall

Even if you have seen “King Lear” before, you will want to see this fascinating production by Shakespeare Theatre Company. Expertly directed by Simon Godwin, the play is taken into the m…

SOURCE: at 01:39PM
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Patrick Page Helmed King Lear Gets 3rd Extension at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Margaret Hall

Simon Godwin directs the Shakespeare classic at the D.C. venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:53PM

Patrick Page-Led King Lear Gets 3rd Extension at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Margaret Hall

Simon Godwin directs the Shakespeare classic at the D.C. venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:53PM
Saturday, March 4, 2023

What Do Critics Think of Shakespeare Theatre Company's King Lear Starring Patrick Page? by Meg Masseron, Andrew Gans

Plus, see new production photos of the Washington, D.C. production, now extended through April 8.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:09PM
Friday, March 3, 2023

This ‘King Lear’ might be the best our theater critic has ever seen by Peter Marks

Director Simon Godwin’s sleek "King Lear," with a consummate Patrick Page as the vain and foolish king, is definitive.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:57PM

Shakespeare Theatre delivers a breathtaking ‘King Lear’ by Bob Ashby

Only rarely in a lifetime of attending theater is there a production that so engages the minds, hearts, and senses of an audience as to leave one nearly breathless with awe. Anchored by Patr…

SOURCE: at 12:52PM

First Look: Paul Gross as King Lear | Stratford Festival 2023 by Stratford Festival

Kingdom Divided. Family Destroyed. Take a peek behind the curtain of our photoshoot with Paul Gross as he prepares to step into the role of King Lear. KING LEAR "As flies to wanton boys, a…

SOURCE: YouTube at 10:10AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel, BAC review - King Lear goes virtual by Aleks.sierz

Tim Crouch’s latest show intriguingly deconstructs theatre in a post-truth world Has theatre’s time passed? In Tim Crouch’s latest 70-minute show, first staged at the Royal Lyceum The…

SOURCE: at 03:07PM

A marriage of movement and acting in Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘King Lear’ by Thomas Floyd

Longtime collaborators, director Simon Godwin and movement director Jonathan Goddard, reunite for Shakespeare’s tragedy of power struggle and family strife.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:04AM
Friday, February 24, 2023

Patrick Page Is King Lear for Shakespeare Theatre Company Beginning February 24 by Andrew Gans

Simon Godwin directs the Shakespeare classic at the D.C. venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:00AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Shakespeare Theatre Company's King Lear, Starring Patrick Page, Extends Limited Run by Andrew Gans

Simon Godwin directs the Shakespeare classic at the D.C. venue.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:56AM

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