Cynthia Greenwood writes about books and the performing arts. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare's Plays (released in April 2008 by Penguin/Alpha Books). Currently she reviews books and plays for PlayShakespeare.com. She has written for The New York Times, Playbill, Andante, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, and The Handbook of Texas Online. She reviewed opera and classical music for Houston Press from 1998-2002.
Defining Music History From Houston for Seven Decades
Shakespeare's daughter Susanna challenges the Bard with tough personal questions about life and love.
Director Rupert Goold’s filmic version of Macbeth is novel but distracting.
Writer Andrew Davies’ adaptation takes us on a leisurely stroll through Jane Austen's first published novel.
PBS Reprises 1996 TV version of Emma for Masterpiece Classic.
Sheer physicality and a maritime motif heighten James Black's portrayal of Shakespeare's greatest villain, Iago.
A Look at The Coronation of Poppea and the Beginnings of Opera