Friday, June 26, 2020

Hamlet, Starring Ian McKellen, Begins Rehearsals with New Safety Policies by Lindsey Sullivan

With extensive testing going on to keep audiences and actors safe in the wake of COVID-19 as well as innovative new ways of staging being developed, efforts are being made so that curtains c…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Stratford Festival faces $20-million budget shortfall despite cost cutting by David Friend - The Canadian Press

Stratford was scheduled to roll out 15 productions in four theatres, including Colm Feore’s ‘Richard III’’ as the inaugural show at the new $70-million Tom Patterson Theatre, before …

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Teenage Dick Review. Theater Wit brings Mike Lew’s updated Richard III streaming to the nation by New York Theater

Theater Wit’s production of Mike Lew’s play, which is running online through April 19th, has changed the way we view this teenage comedy turned melodrama based on Shakespeare’s “Rich…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Actor Jonathan Slinger: ‘I still feel like a bit of an interloper in musical theatre’ by Tom Wicker

Eminent Shakespearean actor Jonathan Slinger has taken on some of the playwright’s weightiest roles, from Hamlet to Richard III. He talks to

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

PG Stratford trip: Shakespeare as the main course, with a 'Spamalot' dessert by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s “Much Ado” about Colm Feore as “Richard III” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” among the Critic’s Choice shows in Canada.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Daniel Monks on Starring in London's The Seagull with Emilia Clarke and Why He's an Ali Stroker Super Fan by Matt Wolf

Daniel Monks electrified London at the end of 2019 playing the title role at the Donmar in Teenage Dick, Chinese-American writer Mike Lew’s teasingly titled play that transposes Shakespear…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month: Myra Lucretia Taylor Honors Friend and Actor, Reg E. Cathey by Michael Appler

In honor of Black History Month, asked actors, directors and playwrights to tell us about black theater-makers who inspired them. Stars jumped at the chance to honor those who…

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Druid Shakespeare: “Richard III” – The Voracious Void by Antigoni Gaitana

A series of questions filled my mind.  What was the motivation behind the choice of sets and costumes?  In my opinion, the only thing that really worked well set wise was the ever-present …

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Terry Hands, Former RSC Artistic Director Who Helped Bring Les Misérables to Broadway, Dies at 79 by Michael Appler

Terry Hands, former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and founder of the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, died at the age of 79 on February 4. According to his management, Hands …

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Britches and Hose Theatre Company presents bold, beautiful ‘Richard III’ by Guest Author

By Kelly Hanson William Shakespeare’s Richard III is a masterpiece rife with intrigue, violence, and dark humor. Undertaking such a complicated and beloved production is a bold choice, and…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Vintage Marquee: Al Pacino in RICHARD III At The Cort Theatre

Today we're flashing back to a vintage marquee for Al Pacino's 1979 turn in William Shakespeare's Richard III.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

“Life’s But A Walking Shadow” Audition Monologues for Macbeth by Performerstuff

“Life’s But A Walking Shadow” Audition Monologues for Macbeth Written by Rosalind Helsinger December 29, 2019 Looking for that perfect monologue to nail your audition for the Scot…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

The week in theatre: The Ocean at the End of the Lane; Swive [Elizabeth]; Teenage Dick – review by Susannah Clapp

Dorfman; Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Donmar Warehouse, LondonA Neil Gaiman adaptation delivers spooky childhood spectacle; and the teenage years of Elizabeth I and Richard III Sometimes it is n…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Best new London theatre: Teenage Dick contends with disability, plus Swive and A Kind of People

Richard III goes to high school; Elizabeth I takes centre stage; racism satire asks questions about contemporary Britain

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

‘Funny, sad & meaningful’: TEENAGE DICK – Donmar Warehouse by Maryam Philpott

In Teenage Dick Mike Lew has created a version of Richard III that suits the high school context extremely well, asking the audience to consider attitudes to disability, power and social str…

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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

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