Tag Archive: Shakespeare

CSC’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a tale for our times

BOSTON – Is Willy Shakespeare – who celebrated his 453rd birthday earlier this year – getting older and wiser? Why is it that so many of the themes – especially the blood feud… Continue reading

Prepare to be engaged in Cobb’s ‘American Moor’

BOSTON – Keith Hamilton Cobb was an English major at NYU when he fell in love with the work of a man who had died more than four centuries before. Cobb’s relationship with… Continue reading

It’s pure Bedlam in raucous ‘Twelfth Night’

  CAMBRIDGE – Never has the name of a theatrical troupe been more apt. Bedlam, the New York City-based troupe whose production of “Saint Joan” captured Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards, has returned… Continue reading

A king’s fast fall from grace in ASP’s ‘Richard II’

CAMBRIDGE – It is the political season – would that it weren’t – and thus a fine time for Actors Shakespeare Project to delve into the politics of Britain in the late 14th… Continue reading

Maiden Phoenix’s ‘Winter’s Tale’ will enchant you

SOMERVILLE – You can tell how well-trained the actors in a theater troupe are by how they hold together during a performance in less-than-ideal conditions. On a recent afternoon, a persistent mist/drizzle started… Continue reading

There’s plenty of fun in funky ‘Measure for Measure’

CAMBRIDGE — Actors Shakespeare Project fears no piece in The Bard‘s canon, even works not often performed because they have been designated one of Shakespeare‘s “problem plays.” That would include “Measure for Measure,”… Continue reading

CSC’s ‘Twelfth Night’: The Bard’s situation comedy

  BOSTON — Directors have told me that when you’re performing theater outdoors — and presumably, as always, playing to the last person in the last row — that actors’ gestures and expressions… Continue reading

‘The Tempest’: The ART has more magic to do

  CAMBRIDGE — It turns out that even after the Tony Award-winning revival of “Pippin,” the American Repertory Theatre still had more “Magic To Do.” And while ART Artistic Director Diane Paulus was… Continue reading

Intimate setting adds greatly to ‘Cherry Orchard’

  CHESTNUT HILL — Actors Shakespeare Project hasn’t deviated from The Bard’s canon very often in the past decade — three times, to be exact. But ASP has decided to bring Anton Chekhov… Continue reading

‘Henry VIII’ isn’t Bard’s best, but it is well done

BOSTON — I have been a fan of famed Shakespeare interpreter/actor/director Tina Packer since I first stumbled onto Shakespeare & Company in Lenox while vacationing in the Berkshires years ago. She has often… Continue reading