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Reviews: Charles III by Mike Bartlett

“King Charles III”: Uneasy May Lie the Head But Tim Pigott-Smith Reigns By Wilborn Hampton for The Huffington Post, 2 November 2015 Short of discovering a long-lost Shakespeare play, Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III is about as close as one can hope to get to a modern-day Shakespearean drama. Subtitled “a future history play,” Bartlett has crafted a dazzling and gripping piece […]

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Reviews: Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Henry IV

Reviews: Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Henry IV

Why Shakespeare Set in a Women’s Prison Makes Complete Sense By Patrick Monahan for Vanity Fair, 5 November 2015 A group of actresses playing prison inmates. An episode ofOrange Is the New Black? Chicago the musical’s “Cell Block Tango”? No, it’s Shakespeare’s Henry IV. Phyllida Lloyd directs a new production of Henry IV—the second in a trilogy of all-female Shakespeare set in jail—at the new St. […]

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Review: ‘Henri IV Part I’: The Re-Gendered Henry IV Repertory at Brave Spirits Theatre

Review: ‘Henri IV Part I’: The Re-Gendered Henry IV Repertory at Brave Spirits Theatre

By by Katie Bogdan for DC Metro Theater Arts, on October 31, 2015 With the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in DC still going strong, Brave Spirits Theatre asks its audiences to consider the role women have in theatre beyond the reach of the festival. With the first majorly re-gendered production that the company has done, Henri IV provides its wonderful cast of women […]

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Review: ‘Equivocation’ at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia

Review: ‘Equivocation’ at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia

By Tim Dunleavy for DC Metro Theater Arts, 1 Nov. 2015 Equivocation, Bill Cain’s alternative history about William Shakespeare getting caught up in deadly royal court intrigue, is exceedingly clever and almost dizzyingly erudite. And it has some quite funny moments early on. But it soon turns dark and depressing, focusing on a historical event that’s bleak and, to many […]

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Review: Shakespeare, Mendelssohn, Per Poc Puppet Theatre: A many-sided conjunction at the Cairo Opera

Review: Shakespeare, Mendelssohn, Per Poc Puppet Theatre: A many-sided conjunction at the Cairo Opera

By Ati Metwaly  for Ahram Online, 31 Oct 2015 Between 23 and 25 October, the Cairo Symphony Chamber Orchestra joined by the Per Poc Puppet Theatre from Spain [and] performed <i>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</i> to the music by Felix Mendelssohn Ars longa, vita brevis or “Art is long, life is short”. Though Hippocrates was referring to the wonders of the “medical […]

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