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"A Midsummer Night's Dream

First Nighter: Arin Arbus's King Lear, David Herskovitz's Uriel Acosta

David Finkle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays are revelations. Good plays, that is, and the better a play, the more revelatory it can be. And let's just say King Lear -- now at Theatre For a New Audience with Arin Arbus directing Michael Pennington in the title role -- easily falls into the better-play category.

Val Caniparoli's "Tears": A World Premiere at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.22.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Program two at San Francisco Ballet opened this week with a triple-bill of works commissioned by the company including the world premiere of Val Caniparoli's Tears and an encore of two more from the previous season.

First Nighter: Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream Hits and Misses

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If you know William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Julie Taymor's several publicity-nabbing productions -- many theater-goers are quite familiar with both -- then you kind of know what to expect when the latter Taymor takes on the former Shakespeare's comedy of love confused.

First Nighter: Britten's "Midsummer Night's Dream" Dreamy at the Met

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Looking over the relatively lighter crowd coursing into the first revival of Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream at the Metropolitan Opera Hous...

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

Midsummer Magic

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

The director, Tim Robbins, taller even than Demetrius, did not do any tumbling, but is surely a magician, and I've never seen a happier smile on any host. It was the smile of an artist who feels the glow of a splendid work. No greater pleasure.

'A Really Crazy Experiment'

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Director Tom Morris uses the phrase "happy accident" to describe the success of his Tony-award-winning play "War Horse," whos...

First Nighter: Diane Paulus's Pippin Flies Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease

David Finkle | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In Chicago, Fosse had Fred Ebb and John Kander explain the power of giving 'em the old razzle-dazzle, and Diane Paulus has taken that dictum to heart with her American Repertory Theater production

The Faerie Month of May: Faerie Festivals and May Celebrations

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Today's Maytime Faerie Festivals, including Spoutwood Farm's May Day Fairie Festival, the Maryland Faerie Festival, and the New York Faerie Festival, are outgrowths of this vibrant May tradition. They feature kings and queens, Maypole dances, flower garlands and beautiful costumes.

Celebrate Poetry Month: Dream of Your Dreams

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 06.01.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

It must be no accident that National Poetry Month starts on April 1st, because what are poems but a fine foolery, or a fine frenzy as Theseus would have it, in Act V of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Hot Ice And Wondrous Strange Snow

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.22.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

As in life, some packages disappoint. But the ones that deliver on deep delight do so hugely. They are worth waiting for. They are worth savoring. They breathe. They stir. They sing. They linger. Pity the Beautiful is a shining example.

This Proves 'Midsummer Night's Dream' Is Not Foolproof

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

Of all Shakespeare's comedies, one that is usually regarded as foolproof is A Midsummer Night's Dream. This uneven production puts that theory to the test.

Theater: Bebe Neuwirth Still Looks Dreamy in "Midsummer"

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

The Classic Stage Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream has an eye-catching set and an eye-catching cast in various stages of undress. But the visage you're most likely to remember is that of the self-assured Neuwirth.

On the Culture Front: Tribeca Film Fest Afterthought, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Newsies and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

t's been a busy month on the culture front; a lot has gone down in the music, theater and film worlds. Magnetic Fields, Silence! The Musical, Newsies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Tribeca Film Festival.

Christina Ricci Will Star In This Shakespeare Play

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Christina Ricci's stage debut last year apparently didn't scare her off – she's going back. Producers said Tuesday the "Pan Am" sta...

A Collection Of Shakespeare's Raunchiest Lines

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.02.2011 | Books

A couple of weeks back we reported that reading Shakespeare makes you smarter. But to counterbalance that thesis, we thought we’d also better point ...

WATCH: Danny Pudi Of 'Community' Drops Some Shakespeare

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

New York-based sketch group BriTANick have made a name for themselves over the last few years with their consistently strong web videos. The "Bri...

Belated Valentine to American Theatre... and a Patron Named Joyce

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

10 minutes before curtain, I sat down next to an older man. He immediately turned to me said, "So I guess you 're my new friend. Not to get too personal but these were my wife's seats. She passed away a few weeks ago."

ReelzChannel: Top 10 Shook-Up Shakespeare Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

William Shakespeare, now there was a guy who could put pen to paper. So powerful was his Romeo and Juliet that the heartbroken of today still write to...