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Alexander Barnett as King Lear

Director Alexander Barnett Working on New “King Lear” Film

Actor, director, filmmaker, Alexander Barnett is working on an exciting new film adaptation of King Lear.  You can find more details at: https://www.facebook.com/KingLearFilm   Here is his director’s statement:   “Today, wherever you turn, the world is erupting in violence: murder, torture, rape, carnage.  The list of atrocities seems endless.  More and more we see life treated cheaply, brutally, in such a […]

Obituary: Richard Johnson: Leading light of the Royal Shakespeare Company and stalwart of the National who refused to play James Bond

Obituary: Richard Johnson: Leading light of the Royal Shakespeare Company and stalwart of the National who refused to play James Bond

By Simon Farquhar for The Independent, 8 June 2015 The fatherly, urbane Richard Johnson was well-equipped for a career as one of the leading lights of the RSC, of which he was a founder member. With a voice that could command as easily as it could charm, lounge-lizard good looks and a sturdy physicality, his 70-year career also included spells as a […]

June 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors, Obits
Royal Shakespeare Company’s First Black Iago Ready For Debut

Royal Shakespeare Company’s First Black Iago Ready For Debut

The Voice, 7 May 2015 Game of Thrones actor Lucian Msamati will take on the revered role of Iago in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) production of Othello next month. It is the first time the company has cast a black actor in the role, which is usually interpreted as being a deeply malignant racist. But RSC’s artistic director Gregory Doran said stressed that […]

May 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors, Theaters
Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s audacious move to gender equity

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s audacious move to gender equity

By Wallace Baine for the Santa Cruz Sentinel, 29 April, 2015 As presumptuous as it might sound, you can now draw a straight line between William Shakespeare and what will happen this summer in Santa Cruz, and call it a historic landmark in social progress. Consider that when Shakespeare was drawing breath 400 years ago, he watched his plays performed […]

May 16, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors, Theaters
Tina Packer on Shakespeare’s five ages of women

Tina Packer on Shakespeare’s five ages of women

By Amanda Katz for The Boston Globe, 18 April 2015 One morning this month, Tina Packer was rushing across Harvard’s campus to professor Marjorie Garber’s 11 a.m. class on Shakespeare’s early plays when she learned a secret: The class, which she was guest-teaching, typically didn’t really get going till 11:07. She stopped short on the sidewalk. “Tricked! Tricked! Tricked!” she […]

April 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Actors, Uncategorized