Oh yes it’s starstuff…
Oh yes it’s starstuff…
JSYK, the director from 9mm America was on NBC NY http://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Stop-Gun-Violence-NOW-Theater-Festival_New-York-234693991.html and they’re doing the show again this Thursday for the stop gun violence now festival :)
Thank you for bringing this to my attention!
I saw 9mm America earlier this year and thought it was a insightful and strong piece of political theater. Folks, if you can, get over there to see it.
Time Out New York does a nice overview of “Best Bets” for underground theater. Theater is Easy is a personal favorite for reviews, because they look at a lot of the off off Broadway productions.
Some of my favorite smaller theater companies, that would be my own personal Best Bets (and/or “Where to find FY!GP in real life”) include:
Red Bull Theater Company
Organs of State
The Queen’s Company
Ensemble Studio Theater
Thank you to everyone who messaged me!
"By the pricking of my googly eyes,
Something wicked this way comes.”
I didn’t hate it.
Visually: gorgeous. Great lighting design especially.
Hawke has a good grasp on the language (definitely better than Mr. Bloom down the road) but he still goes internal a lot, making us strain to hear in the balcony. He’s a bit of a Fratbeth at the beginning, which I liked- different from the meek Macbeth who gets pushed into everything by Lady M. Speaking of, she was quite good, a sort of high-strung chic as hell lady who lunches. And her reading of “we fail” was great. (It was more “….we? ..FAIL??”)
The Weird Sisters are in and out of every scene, which sometimes worked very well and sometimes didn’t.
The staging for the end was probably the best part.
So: not the best Shakespeare I’ve seen all season, but I was pleasantly surprised.
Before you ask, I have no idea what this is from.
It is available in the UK.
I mean they have the script in the Samuel French store in london? Not sure if it’s gotten to the states. If you’ve read the book, the script is pretty true to it BUT I personally had some issues with the style of narration.Got it. Guess I just haven’t seen it here, and it doesn’t look to be available on the Sam French (US) website. Guess I will have to wait. If it’s as true to the book as you say, then I’d actually rather see it than read it, since visually it looks incredible.
I haven’t, but I really loved the book. I don’t believe the script is published yet, but if anyone has a lead on it, let me know!
Julius Caesar, I.ii
Nelson Mandela died today at 95 years old.
These were the words that he marked in his copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare while he was imprisoned for decades at Robben Island.
Source image: Laurence Barnes
Well we can add The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence to list of shows I’ve cried at recently.
There’s plenty of Shakespeare on stages from Broadway to community theater, and that’s not always a good thing.
To be clear, a life without Hamlet and Falstaff and Rosalind (not to mention those rascals Iago and Richard III) is one I do not wish to have. But the overwhelming dominance of a dozen or so classics from one artist has a price. There is limited space in the American theater, particularly for major productions that draw large audiences and media attention. In leaning so heavily on a small repertoire, we are shrinking our theatrical canon, limiting our collective imagination and overlooking other important voices.
It’s partly why scrappy troupes like the Mint Theater Company and Red Bull Theater have had success, since they mount overlooked classics. The Mint has produced multiple plays by Harley Granville Barker and Teresa Deevy, gifted writers from a century ago who have been long ignored by our large theaters. Red Bull has proved that much older plays by Shakespeare contemporaries such as John Webster, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Middleton can be terrifically entertaining to today’s audiences.
This article is great and supports some of my favorite things:
*Go Beyond Broadway. It’s worth it.
*I love Shakespeare but please cool it.
*BRING ON THE REVENGE TRAGEDIES!