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  • Julius Caesar
    Bidding Bye-Bye to the Bard at ANW until Valentine’s Day ‘16
    Caught the matinee of “Julius Caesar” at A Noise Within over the weekend and not a moment too soon. Yes, the run is ending, with but two performances remaining of “Caesar” and three of Brecht-Weill’s “The...
  • Macbeth (1948)
    Classic Films: Orson Welles' Macbeth (1948)
    When first presented in 1948, Orson Welles’ film version of Macbeth was reviled by critics for taking excessive liberties with Shakespeare’s text. And, indeed, no other Shakespearean film up to that time had been so bold in its...
  • 'Hamlet' by Slipstream Theatre Initiative
    Slipstream's “Hamlet” features all-female cast in Elsinore Asylum
    "I essentially am not in madness,But mad in craft."~ Hamlet III. iv. 187-8The age-old debate over whether Hamlet is mad or simply feigning madness has found a unique answer in this newest production by Slipstream Theatre Initiative,...
  • Seattle Shakespeare Company’s "Othello"
    Seattle Shakespeare Company’s ‘Othello’ a fun ride in a dysfunctional community
    Seattle Shakespeare Company’s latest production Othello keeps the action moving in a way that feels almost like a Disneyland ride. Fortunately, I had the good sense to review the plot before attending, so I knew where it was going.The acting...
  • Ophelia (Jeunee Simon) in contemplation
    Aluminous' H2O continues through May 17
    What are the chances of a non-actor hitting it big in LA to the tune of 30 million? Maybe a billion to one, right? H2O, presented by Aluminous, takes this premise and turns it on its ear. But not before our hero, Jake, has drunk and drugged his...
  • Reagle Music Theatre presents 'Guys & Dolls,' 'Kiss Me, Kate' & 'Wonderful Town'
    Reagle Music Theatre presents 'Guys & Dolls,' 'Kiss Me, Kate' & 'Wonderful Town'
    The stakes are high on romance and comedy for a gambler who bets all he has on love, enjoy Shakespeare with a twist, and a tale of two sisters as Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston proudly presents its 47th season! The celebration of the...
  • Celebrate Orson Welles' 100th birthday with these two Shakespearean films
    Celebrate Orson Welles' 100th birthday with these two Shakespearean films
    If you didn't know today is Orson Welles 100th birthday! The late and great actor was born on this day in 1915 in Kenosha, Wisc. Orson Welles was an enigma that created some of the most interesting movies, while also starring in them too. He&...
  • Much Ado About Nothing
    Plenty to smile about in Tarragon's Bollywood 'Much Ado About Nothing'
    The thing about Shakespeare is there's not much middle ground with him. You don't usually find people whose reaction to his writing is "meh"; they're either raucously in favour of his works, or vehemently against them. But...
  • "Hamlet: Retold in Modern-Day English" by Timothy Knapman
    "Hamlet: Retold in Modern-Day English"
    William Shakespeare has written many amazing stories - tales of adventure and intrigue, romance and the supernatural - with plots that still resonate now, centuries after they were written. One thing that often makes people (children especially)...
  • Tarragon Theatre 'Much Ado About Nothing'
    Behind the scenes: Tarragon Theatre's 'Much Ado About Nothing'
    Most of us had our first exposure to Shakespeare in high school, typically reading the plays of "Romeo and Juliet", King Lear", Macbeth" or "Hamlet". His most renowned comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing", doesn...
  • Ballet Spartanburg presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Ballet Spartanburg presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
    This Friday evening Ballet Spartanburg will present the lone presentation of its adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays, "A Midsummer Night's Dream".One of the more fascinating studies in art is how a work...
  • Celebrating Shakespeare with books
    Celebrating Shakespeare with books
    April 23 is St. George's Day and William Shakespeare’s birthday. The Bard turns 451 years old today. Some have gone so far as to declare today “Talk Like Shakespeare Day,” so, “speak the speech I pray you as I...
  • "Shakespeare and All that Jazz"
    Celebrate Shakespeare Day with a Cleo Laine classic
    Today is Shakespeare Day, as people around the world mark the 451st anniversary of the birth of the English language’s greatest playwright. (We’ll leave it up to others to debate just who Shakespeare was and how he came to write those...
  • Towson University's Center for the Arts
    Center Stage Announces 2015/2016 Season
    Center Stage announces its adventurous 2015-16 Season, which includes collaborations with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and a two-show temporary residency at Towson University.As a major renovation and...
  • The front door of Boston Center for Adult Education
    BCAE celebrates Shakespeare's birthday & offers discount tuition for spring
    Stay out of the April rain and celebrate spring with a discount off spring tuition at Boston Center for Adult Education! April also marks playwright, actor, and one of arguably the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare&rsquo...
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