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Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican, London: Selected Reviews

Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican, London: Selected Reviews

Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet, review: Pointedly subversive Prince lacks spontaneity By Paul Taylor for The Independent, 25 August 2015 With his great gift for portraying the brilliant misfit and racing, ironic intellect, Benedict Cumberbatch is natural casting for Hamlet.  But I wonder if a bit of him now wishes that he’d tackled the part at some point before the global success […]

September 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews
Reviews: Cymbeline at the Delacorte Theater, New York City

Reviews: Cymbeline at the Delacorte Theater, New York City

Review: ‘Cymbeline’ Unspools Its Many Plot Twists at the Delacorte Theater By Charles Isherwood for The New York Times, 10 August 2015 Not one but two gilt prosceniums currently adorn the normally proscenium-free Delacorte Theater in Central Park, where the Public Theater is presenting “Cymbeline,” Shakespeare’s weird and wonder-filled late romance, as its second offering of the free summer season. Piled around the […]

August 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews
Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican, London: Early Reviews

Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican, London: Early Reviews

Brilliant Benedict, the sweet prince of the stage: Triumphant Cumberbatch treads the boards in  five-star production of Hamlet after fans queued for 36 hours to see his opening night  Review by Jan Moir; extended article by Tom Payne for The Daily Mail and Sam Tonkin for MailOnline, 5 August 2015, updated 6 August 2015.  Our accompanying photo comes from this article. First there […]

August 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews
Review: An As You Like It on Asphalt, From Shakespeare in the Parking Lot (New York)

Review: An As You Like It on Asphalt, From Shakespeare in the Parking Lot (New York)

By  Ken Jaworowski for the New York Times, 13 July 2015 I’ve rarely been so happy to see a messy play. Last year, 20 seasons after it first began, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot lost its Lower East Side home when the municipal lot it had commandeered was closed for redevelopment. Admirers of this gutsy troupe (and I’ve long counted myself among them) fretted […]

August 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews
Reviews: Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London

Reviews: Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London

By Michael Coveney for What’s On Stage, 23 July 2015 There is an interpolated prologue to Simon Godwin‘s highly intelligent and fast-moving production at the Globe: a boy king – looking remarkably like Mark Lester in Oliver! - is presented on a golden throne and the arena fills with gold dust. When the dust settles, Charles Edwards is in situ and we’re off, […]

August 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Reviews