Monday, July 6, 2020

How To Audition for Shakespeare by Performerstuff

How To Audition for Shakespeare Rose Helsinger June 30th, 2020 Auditioning for Shakespeare can be a daunting task. How do I choose the right monologue? Do I do an accent? Do I need to p…

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On This Day in New York Theater: July 6 in the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s by Barry Gordin

By: Samuel L. Leiter (No. 9 in the series) July 6, 2020: A survey of the most active days for New York theater openings in the steamy days of early July during the torrid twenties, t…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Pokémon Go creator joins Punchdrunk theatre for interactive venture by Keza Macdonald

Immersive theatre company and augmented-reality game developer Niantic team up to explore ideas that fuse ‘physical and digital worlds’ Immersive theatre company Punchdrunk, best known f…

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Macbeth in Harlem: Black Theater in America from the Beginning to Raisin in the Sun by New York Theater

Macbeth in Harlem: Black Theater in America from the Beginning to Raisin in the Sun, (Rutgers University Press, 246 pages) is an exercise in frustration, for two reasons. Charles Mason’s s…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Royal Shakespeare Company condemns 'abhorrent' TV listing describing Romeo and Juliet cast as 'garishly diverse' by Roisin O'Connor, Roisin O'Connor

Listing in the Sunday Times compared the production unfavourably to a performance of Macbeth due to air on BBC4

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Book Review: Shakespeare in a Divided America. Two Centuries of Tension Revealed Through The Bard. by New York Theater

America’s obsession with Shakespeare has taken some odd, odd turns over the past two centuries – pre-General Ulysses S. Grant was cast as Desdemona in an Army production of “Othello”…

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Patrick Page, Hannah Yelland, Donna Bullock, Ty Jones, More Read Macbeth on Stars in the House by Andrew Gans

Tony winner André De Shields hosts the live stream benefiting the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Foul is fair: stunning shots of Shakespeare's Macbeth – in pictures

As the RSC’s production starring Christopher Eccleston is broadcast on BBC Four, take a look back at some of the most arresting stagings of the ‘Scottish play’ Continue reading...

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A thriller that tells timeless truths by Terry Teachout

In today’s Wall Street Journal I review the Folger Shakespeare Library’s webcast version of a 2008 revival of Macbeth co-directed by Aaron Posner and Teller. Here’s an excerpt. *  *…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Patrick Page and More to Star in MACBETH Presented by PLAYS IN THE HOUSE

Tony nominated Hadestown star Patrick Page will star opposite Hannah Yelland (Brief Encounter, Nicholas Nickleby) in a special livestream of MACBETH this Saturday, June 13th beginning 2pm ED…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

5 exceptional shows to watch free this weekend by Lorraine Treanor

Macbeth Folger Theatre Through July 1, 2020 Click for details I lapped this one up like cream – Folger Theatre’s rebroadcast of Macbeth as reimagined by the gifted magician Teller and A…

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Almanac: Shakespeare on despair by Terry Teachout

They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly. But, bear-like, I must fight the course. William Shakespeare, Macbeth Continue reading Almanac: Shakespeare on despair at About Last Night.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Theatre Review: PBS’s Film on Stage Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Starring Patrick Stewart by Susan Brall

For two weeks starting May 15, PBS has released several concerts, Broadway musicals, and plays for the general public via streaming.  “Following a London West End run in December 2007, a …

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Bell Shakespeare to broadcast archived productions exclusively for schools by Arts Review

Bell Shakespeare has announced that it will open its archives for a special limited release of production recordings from its recent history, exclusively for schools. From Monday 25 May 2020…

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

In- Zoom ***, Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) ****, MacBeth (Stratford Festival) ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward May 16, 2020: “We’re heads now. We talk in windows,” cries one of two nameless characters in Bill Irwin’s touching, ten-minute play In-Zoom, presented by the O…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart MACBETH Streaming Now from PBS GREAT PERFORMANCES

PBS has unlocked a selection of its shows and concerts in its Live From Lincoln Center and Great Performances series, for a limited time.

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Watch the London Shakespeare’s Globe production of Macbeth by Sean McLoughlin

London Shakespeare’s Globe is an Elizabethan playhouse on the south bank of the river Thames. It is the home by

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Polish Shakespeare Online: Maja Kleczewska’s “Macbeth” by Konrad Zielinski

L. P. Hartley’s much-recycled observation that ‘the past is a foreign country’ seems an oddly befitting introduction to Opole-based Kochanowski Theatre’s 2004 production of Shakespea…

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Cursed Child Tony Nominee Noma Dumezweni Joins Harry Potter at Home Series by Lindsey Sullivan

Harry Potter at Home, the collection of free initiatives designed to help bring the magic of J.K. Rowling's popular series to children and parents in quarantine, has enlisted performers to r…

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VIDEO: Watch Stratford Festival's MACBETH, Streaming Now!

The Stratford Festival has launched 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, May 7, 2020

Shakespeare’s Work Was Repeatedly Interrupted By The Plague. Where Is It In His Plays? by Artsjournal

The theatre historian J. Leeds Barroll III, who carefully sifted through the surviving records, concluded that in the years between 1606 and 1610—the period in which Shakespeare wrote and …

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020

VIDEO: Stratford Festival Will Stream MACBETH May 7-28; Watch the Trailer Here!

The Stratford Festival has launched 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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Saturday, May 2, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Almanac: Shakespeare on sorrow by Terry Teachout

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak Whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. William Shakespeare, Macbeth Continue reading Almanac: Shakespeare on sorrow at About L…

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Friday, April 24, 2020

‘The very best versions of the story exist in a complex psychological abyss’: A psychological study of Macbeth across genres by Maryam Philpott

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed plays, and it is a story filled with death, danger and prophesy.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with a Macabre ‘Macbeth’ by Matthew Wexler

Patrick Stewart stars in a violent and enthralling film adaption of 'Macbeth.' Directed by Rupert Goold and filmed at Welbeck Abbey. The post Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday with a Macabr…

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