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Review: Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender

Review: Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender

By Peter Bradshaw for The Guardian, 1 October 2015 Australian film-maker Justin Kurzel, famed for his harrowing crime movie Snowtown, has tackled Shakespeare’s noir-thriller prototype Macbeth with operatic verve and an appetite for textual interpretation. As Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are a dream-team pairing, actors who radiate pure heady charisma, perhaps more than can be entirely absorbed into […]

October 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Film, Reviews
Review: Cymbeline at Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern

Review: Cymbeline at Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern

By Manning Harris for Atlanta INtown, 22 September 2015 The intrepid Shakespeare Tavern is probably the only theatre in town with the chutzpah to tackle Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline,” now running through Sept. 27. It’s a problematical play just about any way you slice it: Celebrated Shakespearean scholar (and lover of the Bard) Harold Bloom says it’s more a dramatic poem than a play; […]

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews
Philadelphia Fringe Festival: ‘Kill Will’ at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Philadelphia Fringe Festival: ‘Kill Will’ at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

By Rachel Beecher for DC Metro Theatre Arts, 16 September 2015 Kill Will at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre has combat, drama, more combat, comedy, and a little more combat. Written by Barter Theater Associate Artistic Director Derek Davidson and directed by Philadelphia local Kevin McGuire, this show is quick compilation of Shakespeare’s fight scenes from all genres, such as Macbeth, As You Like It, […]

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews
Reviews: Bill

Reviews: Bill

Bill review: “The Horrible Histories team are the Pythons’ heirs apparent” By Mark Braxton for the RadioTimes, 18 September 2015 After their skilful skewering of the fantasy genre in Sky1’s Yonderland, the sextet behind it return to the domain that made them famous. With this ambitious, family-friendly film, Mathew Baynton and co once again tread on the dung and cobbles of (Horrible) […]

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Film, Reviews
Reviews: Chicago Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Reviews: Chicago Shakespeare’s The Tempest

A Genuinely Magical Spirit Levitates Chicago Shakespeare’s “Tempest” By Hedy Weiss for the Chicago Sun-Times, 18 September 2015 The mischievous sleight-of-hand unfolds even before the audience has settled into darkness and the formal start of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s altogether beguiling, ingeniously imagined production of “The Tempest.” It is set in motion by Ariel, the play’s ghostly pale “spirit.” Both muse and […]

September 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews