Thursday, October 29, 2020

Simon Godwin’s next thing: Directing National Theatre’s film Romeo and Juliet by Tim Treanor

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s peripatetic Artistic Director Simon Godwin, having instituted a six-production 2020-2021 season for STC notwithstanding the pandemic, has decided to use his s…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

National Theatre's Romeo & Juliet Heads to the Small Screen by Caitlin Moynihan

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers are getting new life. Romeo & Juliet, which was announced to play London's National Theatre this summer, will now be an original film for television. Jo…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor-Led Romeo and Juliet to Be Adapted for the Screen by Dan Meyer

The project hails from London's Natoinal Theatre, which had planned to present the play this summer prior to the coronavirus shutdown.

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Friday, October 23, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020

Live Theater and Zoom Theater by Adam Szymkowicz

My play The Parking Lot closed last week in Cedar Rapids at Mirrorbox Theater and is up in Vegas right now at Majestic Rep.   It's about a couple deciding the fate of their relationship an…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Monday, September 7, 2020

French Takes on Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet Head Online From the Metropolitan Opera by Ryan McPhee

The Nightly Met Streams series goes all-French this week with titles by Massenet, Bizet, and more.

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare by Performerstuff

8 Ideas for Socially Distanced Shakespeare Written by: Rose Helsinger September 6, 2020 Everyone in the theatrical world is adapting to Covid-19 and doing their best to create safe, en…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Review: American Shakespeare Center twists Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s already complex comedy by Tim Treanor

We think of Shakespeare as a romantic. He was anything but. As portrayed in the canon, love is an affliction, which clouds the reason and destroys discrimination and judgment. If we take a c…

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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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Monday, August 3, 2020

Theatrefolk Featured Play – Scenes from a Quarantine by Lindsay Price by Lindsay Price

Welcome to our Featured Play Spotlight. The vignette-style play, Scenes from a Quarantine by Lindsay Price, can be easily performed using an online platform and has a variety of scenes to a…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Scene changers: the theatre-makers with radical ideas to combat racism by Arifa Akbar

Many black theatre-makers say they feel unwelcome in major venues. Are some performances for black-only audiences the answer? And how can a play spur white audiences to confront their own bi…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Some Must See Shows for the Spring Season by Broadwayandme

The best preview for the spring 2020 theater season I’ve seen was the one that my friend and fellow theater junkie Howard Sherman posted on his Facebook page a couple of weeks ago: I c…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Review: Romeo and Juliet and Man and Superman, ACA Radio Reps’ theatre for the ears by Gregory J. Ford

Adjusting to the changed circumstances brought on by COVID 19, Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting has moved its 2020 graduating class performances to online audio/radio. In…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Mary Miller obituary by Christopher Baines

My friend and former teacher Mary Miller, who has died aged 90, was an actor in theatre and on television, and a founder member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre company at the Old Vi…

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Olivia De Havilland, Two-Time Oscar Winner and Broadway Stage Star, Dead at 104 by Broadway.com

Hollywood icon Olivia De Havilland died on July 26 of natural causes at her Paris home. The two-time Academy Award-winning actress was 104 years old. One of the last surviving stars of the …

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Thursday, July 9, 2020
Monday, July 6, 2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Condola Rashad on the Creation of Space Daughter and What's Next for Billions by Caitlin Moynihan

Condola Rashad is known for her four Tony nominations and playing Kate Sacker in Billions, and now the world is getting to know Dola, Rashad's musical alter-ego—and the name she's using on…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

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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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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