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

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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

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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)

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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 »

Book Review: ‘Dark Aemelia’ by Sally O’Reilly

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This dark and riveting tale of love, witchcraft and passion brings the Elizabethan age to vivid life. Read More »

Mine Eye Hath Played the Painter: Len Cariou in Video Sonnet on Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

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New York Shakespeare Exchange is setting all of Shakespeare's sonnets one by one to short films set all around New York City. Read More »

Star Performances Make Three Day Hangover’s ‘Big Boozy Benefit’ a Smash

Greg Hildreth performs "Vienna Sucks" from Three Day Hangover's 'Beyond Measure,' with Allison Guinn, Laren Molina, Nicole Lewis, Phil Pickens and Richard Thieriot, at the 'Big Boozy Benefit,' Rockwood Hall. Photo by

Three Day Hangover's 'Big Boozy Benefit' at Rockwood Music Hall was a smashing show that predicts an incredible season of fun, music, drink and amazing, interactive Shakespeare. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Richard III’ at the Secret Theatre

Photo by Emily Lambert

A scathing production set in the London punk rock scene. Read More »

Interview: Edward Choy from Toy Factory’s Singapore ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Toy Factory presents a version with some of Shakespeare's most famous speeches turned into song. Read More »