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Twelfth Night — Pig Iron Theatre Company at Fringe Arts Theatre

Although the tone of Dan Rothenberg’s production of “Twelfth Night” for Pig Iron Theatre Company is festive and madcap, and although Rothenberg  gives Shakespeare’s comic characters full rein to revel, … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broadway Roundup — After Midnight, Macbeth, Richard III, Waiting for Godot, Etc.

So far this Broadway season has been the year of the bravura performance.        Repertory has been responsible for some of that. Bona fide stalwarts Mark Rylance, Patrick Stewart, and … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Macbeth — Hedgerow Theatre

Hedgerow Theatre’s spare, straightforward production of “Macbeth” requires some thought. Director Dan Hodge has cut Shakespeare’s play, elided characters, and imposed some unique interpretations, including one that would answer a … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Romeo and Juliet — Richard Rodgers Theatre — New York

While planning an efficient, economical staging of “Romeo and Juliet” director David Leveaux forgot one crucial thing. You can cut, shorten, or speed up a scene here and there, but … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Othello – Screened locally from The National Theatre of Great Britain

     “Tragedy” is one of the most misused words in the English language. Newscasters and others often say ‘tragedy’ when they mean ‘calamity’ or ‘catastrophe.’ A dire event, even one … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

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