Friday, December 13, 2019

Teenage Dick review – Daniel Monks is a dazzling high-school Richard III by Michael Billington

Donmar Warehouse, LondonMike Lew’s American update of Shakespeare, directed by Michael Longhurst, captures the king’s complexity Mike Lew’s relocation of Richard III to a US high schoo…

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Read Reviews for Teenage Dick at Donmar Warehouse by Dan Meyer

Mike Lew’s high school adaptation of Richard III opened December 12.

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Teenage Dick review at Donmar Warehouse, London – ‘a riveting performance by Daniel Monks’ by Tim Bano

Instead of staging Richard III as a vehicle for some able-bodied actor to show off how great they are by playing the

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Daniel Monks: ‘It’s really important that only disabled actors play disabled roles’ by Natasha Tripney

Australian actor Daniel Monks has realised a dream of playing both Joseph Merrick and Richard III. As Teenage Dick, an adaptation of

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Now is the winter of our GCSEs: Teenage Dick sends Richard III back to school by David Jays

What if Shakespeare’s evil king was a scheming, disabled high school student? The creator and star of a new play talk sexuality, shame and why being teenage sucks Like its title character…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

The week in theatre: The Boy in the Dress; The Arrival; Richard III – review by Susannah Clapp

Royal Shakespeare theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; Bush; Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonA new musical adaptation of David Walliams’s book scores on all counts; director Bijan Sheibani makes a…

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Friday, November 22, 2019


By Bob Shuman Aaron Monaghan, as Richard III, in Ireland’s Druid Theatre U.S. production premiere of Shakespeare’s history–it plays until November 23 as part of Lincoln Center’s Whit…

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London Theatre News Today: Friday 22 November by Hira Desai

In today's theatre news we have Imelda Staunton headlining the award-winning Hello, Dolly! and a first look at Henry VI and Richard III opening tomorrow. The post London Theatre News Today: …

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Richard III review at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London – ‘splatter and swagger’ by Natasha Tripney

The candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, one of London’s most enchanting spaces, is made to feel menacing in this exhilarating conclusion to Shakespeare’s

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Henry VI and Richard III review – floundering leaders fight for miserable England by Kate Wyver

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, LondonThe winter of our discontent gets an ungrounded production that even scene-stealing performances by the Globe ensemble can’t make glorious Fickle, brittle he…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

This Week on Broadway for November 17, 2019: The Inheritance by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the announcement of FOLLIES movie based on 2018 NT production, The Inheritance, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, DruidShakes…

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DruidShakespeare: Richard III ****, Macbeth **, Cyrano ** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward November 17, 2019: A trio of the most iconic and sought-after male title roles in world theater are currently being tackled Off-Broadway in a variety of productions ra…

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DruidShakespeare: Richard III at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival by Patricia Contino

  DruidShaekespeare’s Richard III  is a bruising experience, which is as it should be.  The Irish troupe’s contribution to the tenth anniversary season of Lincoln Center’s White L…

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Druid Company’s Richard III by Sandi Durell

    by Carol Rocamora   If you’re desperate for political theatre to illuminate our turbulent times, you never have to look further than Shakespeare. Watching the Druid Company’s mesm…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Richard III: Director Hynes Makes Glorious DruidShakespeare Summary by David Finkle

★★★★ Aaron Monaghan is the famous villain in an excellent, surprising production The post Richard III: Director Hynes Makes Glorious DruidShakespeare Summary appeared first on New Yo…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Review: All the World’s a Grave in the Druid ‘Richard III’ by Ben Brantley

Garry Hynes’s visually hypnotic interpretation of the tale of the crookback who would be king sees medieval England as a cold slaughterhouse.

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The darker side of human nature is on display in DruidShakespeare: Richard III, a chilling story of power and ambition in a wickedly comic production from Ireland’s Druid theater comp…

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Wendell Pierce: ‘I Still Have Fear, But Now I Have Courage’ by Artsjournal1

On playing Willy Loman: “I knew that it would challenge me like no other role. It is the American Hamlet. And now that I’ve done it, I’m going down the list of all the roles that I wan…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

A Black woman as Hamlet makes history at Stratford by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Veteran Colm Feore will do double duty at 2020’s festival in “Richard III” and “The Miser” while Toronto’s up-and-comer Amaka Umeh will take on the title role in “Hamlet.”

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Winter’s Worth of Discontent: A Review of Richard III at Eclectic Full Contact Theatre by Hugh Iglarsh

While there’s no more cautionary character for our day in the Shakespearean canon, gimmicky anachronism is no substitute for theatrical vision and professionalism.

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Friday, October 11, 2019


White Light Festival Theater Advisory   Tenth Anniversary of Festival Includes Two U.S. Theater Production Premieres   The premiere of Sugimoto Bunraku Sonezaki Shinju: The Love Suicides…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Richard III walks into a karaoke bar . . . by Irene Hsiao

Shakespeare's villain goes flat in Eclectic Full Contact's production. Shakespeare's Richard III is the embodiment of a man with a chip on his shoulder, a hunchb…

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Countess Dracula gives a Black warrior woman spin on Bram Stoker by Kt Hawbaker

A little more defiance of the genre would give this Otherworld Theatre show more bite. I low-key love how Otherworld Theatre fully explores the concept of "theat…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

I Interview Playwrights Part 1061: Ron West by Adam Szymkowicz

Ron West Hometown: Middlefield, Ohio Current Town: Santa Monica, CA. Q: Tell me about Neil Simon's Musical Fools. A:  A number of years ago, my songwriting partner's wife directed …

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Friday, August 23, 2019

‘Full of passion & fury’: My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III – Cockpit Theatre by Stephanie Ressort

All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company’s My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Richard III weaves together elements of Henry VI Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III to show the influe…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Colm Feore will reopen the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre Centre as Richard III by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The Shakespeare play is a highlight of the 2020 season, which also includes a reimagined Chicago, directed and choreographed by Donna Feore.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

In The Moment: Kimberly Gilbert Is King In ‘Bootleg Shakespeare, Richard III’ by David Siegel

Once again, Taffety Punk Theatre Company has succeeded at challenging the theatrical status quo. This time, it was with a mesmerizing Bootleg Shakespeare Richard III. Under the open-eyed, …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Review: Skip the long rehearsals. Taffety Punk actors jump right into the action with Richard III by Alan Katz

The best theater reveals moments of high emotion built on the intersection of intense preparation and the chaos of live performance. By that measure, the best theater experience in DC is Taf…

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Review: ‘Bootleg Shakespeare: Richard III’ by Taffety Punk Theatre Company at the Folger Theatre by Sophia Howes

Taffety Punk’s Bootleg Shakespeare, a beloved DC tradition, is like attending a party with dozens of friends you never knew you had. The lines are long. The audience is enthusiastic. And t…

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