Shakespeare

Review: ‘The Tempest’ at The Baltimore Annex Theater

It's only the end of January and, with its production of The Tempest, The Baltimore Annex Theater (“Annex”) has already set a very high...

Review # 2: ‘The Comedy of Errors . . . at...

If you’re a lover of impossible opposites, or have ever wondered what it would be like to wander into a mirthful merge—or, in the...

Review: ‘The Second Shepherds’ Play’ at The Folger Theatre

Well beyond just comfort and joy, The Folger’s production of The Second Shepherds’ Play, a medieval English mystery about the ultimate power of faith to...

Anya Rothman on Playing Mary Lennox in ‘The Secret Garden’ at...

Anya Rothman is playing the spunky Mary Lennox in Shakespeare Theatre Company's The Secret Garden. She takes is on her journey. Joel: Please introduce yourself and...

Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at The US Naval Academy’s...

The Masqueraders’ production of Much Ado about Nothing at the United States Naval Academy, directed by Dr. Megan Geigner, is an inventive twist on...

Daisy Eagan: From Her Tony Award-winning Mary Lennox to Playing Martha...

I rarely see a show twice, but I saw the Broadway production of The Secret Garden with Daisy Eagan 12 times. What a thrill it...

Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona where we lay our scene… For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet...

Review: ‘Hamlet’ at National Players at Olney Theatre Center

At dusk yesterday, the stage lights of Olney Theatre Center’s outdoor Root Family Stage shined bright, as the National Players enlightened the audience with...

Dangereuse: The Joyous Art: Free For All-‘The Tempest’ at the Shakespeare...

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. Ethan McSweeny’s production makes us realize once again how profound it really is. This Tempest retains...

Review: ‘The Tempest’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Free For All’

All is dark. All is silent. Then, thunder rumbles. Lightning strikes. A boat is caught in the middle of the storm. The sailors frantically...

Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ at Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks

In his program notes, Director Christopher Dwyer states there are good reasons why Shakespeare’s play have stood the test of time, and “one is...

Review: ‘Julius Caesar’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

 ‘Julius Caesar’ draws political and historical parallels Julius Caesar, directed by Chris Cotterman, in a production by the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory, is an exploration of...

Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley,...

For his next novel To the Unseen, successful author and socialite Charles Condomine must gather material on the world of the occult, of which...

Review: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at The Delaware Shakespeare Festival in...

  Two sets of twins create twice the confusion and double the laughs in The Comedy of Errors, Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 selection for its...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken, is the perfect combination of play and space....

Review: ‘Julius Caesar’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley,...

For the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s current production of Julius Caesar, Director Patrick Mulcahy views the Bard’s ancient Roman history through a post-modern lens. Set...

Dangereuse: Reconstructing Shylock: ‘District Merchants’ at the Folger Theatre

Freud said, “When a delusion cannot be dissipated by the facts of reality, it probably does not spring from reality.” This is the essence of...

Review: ‘Henry IV Parts I & II’ at The Rude Mechanicals

Over 17 years, The Rude Mechanicals, a local theater company specializing in classic works, has made its way through nearly all of Shakespeare’s enduring...

Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

With all of the festivities surrounding the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, many theatres have taken it upon themselves to put forth lavish and bold...

Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Roman Holiday: The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare Theatre Company According to scholar Jonathan Bate, “‘Shakespeare’ may be thought of as a vast collection...

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