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 [...]
Why hello, inane Shakespeareana! Haven’t seen you in a while. Oh, it’s the Olympics coming up? That explains a lot.
It’s a bit unclear what exactly the point of the video — or the exhibition it’s advertising — might be, but it seems to have something to do with Shakespeare’s [...]
This one’s a bit more specific than the previous entries in my ongoing campaign against commonly held misconceptions concerning Shakespeare and his world. Some theatre historians (and more frequently, people who have read those theatre historians and are oversimplifying their views) will tell you that there were two great actors in Shakespeare’s time, one associated [...]
Thank you, John Orloff, for another history lesson:
There’s no Internet in 1600. He had no library. No books. There were no public libraries. You cannot write about 16th century law accurately because you’re gifted. You can only do that because you understand 16th century law. I just don’t believe the genius theory.
- 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…
- Berlin, Day 17: Coriolanus (Shakespeare / Sanchez), Deutsches Theater Kammerspiele -- my last review of this trip! dispositio.net/archives/1595 3 days ago
- Landed! This is the longest I've been without theatre (27 hours) in 18 days. 3 days ago
- TXL - FRA - YYZ! 3 days ago
- Those hipsters in their big woolly hats -- how don't they fry their brains in the summer? 3 days ago
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