Oh, this is difficult. I wanted to like this show. I’m constantly complaining about the lack of interesting takes on classical drama, and this production seemed to offer just such a thing, promising to bring Sophocles’s Antigone into the 21st century via the Toronto G20 clashes. Combining a contemporary perspective and an ancient text is [...]
First blog post ever written on my phone — such is Fringe life!
Taming of the Shrew, a play I loathe more than any other of Shakespeare’s works, is being staged at the Victory Cafe by Shakespeare BASH’d and directed by Eric Double, who also frames the show in the part of Christopher Sly. It’s [...]
The silly season is upon us.
Shakespeare is one of the key focal points of the celebrations surrounding the Olympic Summer Games in London, with a major exhibition at the British Museum (see my thoughts on that here), an international theatre festival stretching through most of the year, and a series of related [...]
I’ll be seeing a lot of plays at the Fringe this year, so I’ve decided to blog about at least some of them — mostly for my own benefit, to sort out my reactions more or less immediately, and to keep a record of what I saw and what I thought. These won’t [...]
- 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…
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