If you spend your life working on Shakespeare, sooner or later someone’s going to pop the question: “Did he really write the plays?”
If you are a serious, textual-studies minded Shakespearean, you might respond with something along these lines: “Well. Probably not all of them on his own. He only collaborated on 1 Henry VI, and [...]
I don’t really want to write reviews of plays here just for the sake of reviewing particular productions — there are professional critics who get paid to churn such pieces out quickly enough to affect readers interested in shows that will be gone within days. But the Necessary Angel production of Andromache, [...]
A few days ago, the British philosopher A. C. Grayling announced that he’s set up a private college charging £18,000 a year for preparing students for the University of London’s International degree program. I think that’s a more or less accurate description of what this New College of the Humanities proposes to offer: it’s [...]
If The Guardian and around 4000 other Google hits are to be believed, the inspiration for Ophelia’s death in Hamlet has been found: a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who drowned in a pond while picking marigolds in 1569, five years after Shakespeare’s birth, in a Worcestershire village a day’s ride from Stratford.
- Berlin, Day 17: Coriolanus (Shakespeare / Sanchez), Deutsches Theater Kammerspiele
- Berlin, Day 16: Hedda Gabler (Ibsen / Pucher), Deutsches Theater
- Brecht, Baumgarten, Blackface
- Berlin, Day 14: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare / Eidinger), Schaubuehne
- Berlin, Days 10 to 12: Too much to say, too little time…
- Nice essay by @nestruck on German theatre's "irreverence for classics" & why Canada needs more of that attitude: soa.li/2lDrMwY 11 hours ago
- Now I wish I'd stayed in Berlin through the weekend -- cleary missed a great discussion! Regietheater, auf Englisch theatertreffen-blog.de/tt13/allgemein… 19 hours ago
- Stand up to Rob Ford! Sit-in for answers! rob-ford-sit-in.squarespace.com #TOpoli 1 day ago
- Berlin, Day 17: Coriolanus (Shakespeare / Sanchez), Deutsches Theater Kammerspiele -- my last review of this trip! dispositio.net/archives/1595 5 days ago
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