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Theater Review (NYC-Off Broadway): ‘My Perfect Mind’ with Edward Petherbridge

Paul Hunter, Edward Petherbridge, Brits Off Broadway, 59E59th Theaters

The mind is mystery's plaything. The illustrious actor Edward Petherbridge has achieved the apex of his career with an engagement to act the title role of 'King Lear,' and when happens to stop him in his tracks, he cannot be counted out. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Masterworks Theater Company

The musical Puck (Nick Cearley) discusses a play with Oberon (Andrew Guilarte) in Masterworks Theater Company's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Photo by Russ Rowland

Director Tamilla Woodard and a gifted cast keep the magic fizzing every minute in this sparkling 90-minute version of Shakespeare's canonical comedy. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Hamlet’ Starring Peter Sarsgaard at Classic Stage Company, Directed by Austin Pendleton

Scott Parkinson, Peter Sarsgaard, and Daniel Morgan Shelley in Classic Stage Company's 'Hamlet.' Photo by Carol Rosegg

CSC's new production emphasizes the psychological depths in Shakespeare’s classic story of murder, indecision and revenge. Read More »

Party Game Review: ‘Bill Shakespeare is Dead’ from Brikenbrak Games

bill shakespeare is dead card game

All the fun of Cards Against Humanity with thrice the class. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Measure for Measure’ at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Bradford Farwell as Angelo and Cindy Im as Isabella in Seattle Shakespeare Company's production of "Measure for Measure." Photo by John Ulman.

Seattle Shakespeare begins 2015 boldly with its production of one of Shakespeare's 'problem plays,' in which the horrific and the humorous exist simultaneously. Read More »

DVD Review: ‘Macbeth’ (1971) – Criterion Collection

Macbeth 1971

If you are willing to trudge through the mire and muck, the pessimism and darkness, the grotesque and graphic violence, you’ll find a great artist and some of his best art. Read More »

The Pride and the Prejudice of ‘Wuthering Heights': Oldcastle Books Pulps the Classics

wuthering heights pulp the classics

Maybe what Pulp! The Classics is really doing is returning these classic novels to their original context of popular culture and entertainment. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ (Original Cast Recording)

love's labor

While there is much that works well in the adaptation, for the most part its music is uneven. Read More »

Theater Review (Westport): ‘Sing for Your Shakespeare’ at Westport Country Playhouse

L-R: Britney Coleman, Karen Akers, Stephen DeRosa (foreground),
Constantine Germanacos, Darius de Haas, and Laurie Wells.
Photo by Carol Rosegg

I was reminded of being forced to watch old Lawrence Welk episodes with my grandmother. All that's missing are the bubbles. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Tragedy of Dandelion’ by Duncan Pflaster

Erin Nelson (Josser) & Kelly Zekas (Cèlie) in 'The Tragedy of Dandelion.' Photo by Al Foote

Written entirely in iambic pentameter, this work of Shakespearean scope does not have Shakespearean results. Read More »