Saturday, October 17, 2020

Tony Nominee Anthony Chisholm, Acclaimed for August Wilson Plays, Dies at 77 by Lindsey Sullivan

Anthony Chisholm, who received a 2007 Tony Award nomination for his performance in August Wilson's Radio Golf and had a longtime collaboration with the prolific playwright, died on October 1…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

New Series From Off-Broadway's Bedlam to Offer a Shakespeare Mash-Up by Logan Culwell-Block

The streaming series will combine plot points and characters from King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, and more.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

As Schools Remain Virtual, Teaching Artists Learn To Adapt

by Rotimi Agbabiaka During a typical school year, Elizabeth Carter begins her day by commuting from her home in Berkeley to the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

As Diana Rigg's understudy, I never tired of watching her | Margaret Drabbe by Margaret Drabble

At the Royal Shakespeare Company, the star’s comic timing was faultless – and her conversation was racy and rich Diana Rigg and I began as walk-ons together in the RSC, and she went on t…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Ronald Harwood's The Dresser: an actor's life in all its grot and glory by Michael Billington

Harwood’s witty tribute to actors’ endurance, with its echoes of King Lear, is likely to be his permanent claim on posterity I last saw Ronald Harwood, who has died aged 85, at Harold Pi…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Exercises In Imagination: How Bay Area Actors Craft Their Performances on Virtual Stages

by Jean Schiffman When Leigh Rondon-Davis first directed on a Zoom platform (Eleanor Burgess?s two-hander The Niceties at Shotgun Players), the actors were asking questions …

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bard in the Yard: Shakespeare fanfic brought straight to thy garden by Kate Wyver

This interactive solo performed by Lucy Aarden as the Stratford playwright is irresistible – even the chickens love it ‘Ovid wrote The Metamorphoses in quarantine. What are you doing wit…

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Archive on Stage: Enacting Life, Performing Politics by Vassili Schedrin

Solomon Mikhoels, the beloved star of the Soviet Yiddish theater, was once asked how long he worked on the role of King Lear. Mikhoels’s reply was: 45 years. Mikhoels explained that he pla…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Philip Winchester Joins Playbill's Stream Stealers August 11 to Talk About Upcoming Rogue, Starring Megan Fox by Playbill Staff

The Strike Back and One Chicago star has deep roots in the theatre, co-starring opposite Ian McKellan in King Lear.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Brent Carver, Tony Winner for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Dies at 68 by Caitlin Moynihan

Brent Carver, who took home the Tony for his leading turn in 1993's Kiss of the Spider Woman, died on August 4 at the age of 68. The actor passed away in his hometown of Cranbrook, BC in Can…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Bay Area summer theater season has gone online — here’s a roundup by Randy McMullen

From Shakespeare's "King Lear" to a moon-landing-themed new play to the S.F. Mime Troupe, here are Bay Area theater shows you can enjoy at home.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Ian McKellen's Hamlet, aged 81: it's madness but there's method in it by Susannah Clapp

Eyebrows were raised over the casting for the young Prince of Denmark, but it could give the play new life At first it seems preposterous. Aged 81, Ian McKellen has announced he is to play H…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

BWW Interview: NY Classical Theatre's Stephen Burdman Gets Ready to Present a Different Kind of KING LEAR

On Thursday, June 25 (8pm EDT), NY Classical Theatre, New York City's all-free Off-Broadway Equity theatre company, will present a free virtual zoom reading of William Shakespeare's King Lea…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ian Holm, British film's best supporting actor by Jasper Rees

From King Lear to Bilbo Baggins - remembering the great film actor who vanquished stage fright Ian Holm was once in his local cinema on High Street Kensington, enquiring at the ticket office…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Actor Ian Holm, Who Played King Lear To Bilbo Baggins, Has Died by Anastasia Tsioulcas

With a grounding in classical theater, Ian Holm became beloved by movie fans around the world, especially in the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit." He died Friday at age 88.

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Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings, Alien and Chariots of Fire, dies aged 88 by Andrew Pulver

The versatile actor went from the RSC and Harold Pinter to international movie stardom with roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and an android in Alien Ian Holm: a life in pictures Peter Brad…

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A Midsummer Night’s Zoom: isolation dramas reframe Shakespeare by Chris Wiegand

Romeo and Juliet become online daters unable to meet in a new project that celebrates freelance creatives When the UK went into lockdown in March, a tempest of tweets shared the heartening (…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals by JK

Yesterday, we began our series about the "Best" of the last decade, from the 2010-2011 season, through the just ended 2019-2020 season. Today, Mike and I name what we considered to be the 10…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020

VIDEO: Okwui Okpokwasili, F. Murray Abraham & More Perform From KING LEAR for BRAVE NEW SHAKESPEARE Challenge

Okwui Okpokwasili  performed a monologue from King Lear as part of The Public Theater's Brave New Shakespeare challenge!

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Sunday, May 17, 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Must-See Theater This Weekend May 16-17: Beckett’s Happy Days, All Arts Marathon (James Earl Jones’ King Lear. Antigone in Ferguson, etc.) by New York Theater

Among the avalanche of streaming options this weekend are a timely Beckett play and the rich theater offerings of an arts “marathon” —  both “opening” today — that count as must…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

All The World?s A Virtual Stage In SF Shakes? King Lear

by Rotimi Agbabiaka Summer?s approach typically heralds the arrival of the kind of theatre that allows audiences to enjoy live performance while soaking up the warmth of sunny days and the …

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Secret Theatre permanently closed its doors on May 5th 2020. by Admin

Broadway playwright’s like Jim Rado, Neil LaBute, Jeremey Kareken and Greg Kotis have all graced our seats. We have had Broadway performers step on to our relatively tiny stage to give the…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020

VIDEO: Stratford Festival's Shakespeare Film Festival Kicks Off With KING LEAR

The Stratford Festival is launching a film festival during this period of social isolation, offering free streaming of 12 Shakespeare productions captured as part of its Stratford Fes…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

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