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First Nighter: 8 Plays Worth Seeing in London Now

David Finkle | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Like New York City there are good productions and bad productions. The rambling I've done this trip has ranged broadly, as the following round-up of offerings outside the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe attests.

First NIghter: Two Big Treats at London's Globe, Two Mistreats Elsewhere

David Finkle | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Even before William Shakespeare's so-called "problem play" Measure for Measure gets properly underway at the Globe, director Dominic Dromgoole has loosed on the audience what looks and sounds like a musical 16th-century orgy attended by various bawds and Lords (Lawds?).

First Nighter: The Royal Shakespeare Company's Regal 'Love's Labour's Lost' and 'Love's Labour's Won'

David Finkle | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Both are surpassingly good treatments. I heartily recommend them, although I definitely question whether it's commercially wise to attach the Love's Labour's Won name to a script that would have more sway with potential patrons under its actual title.

First Nighter: Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor About to Make Movie Screens Merry

David Finkle | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Falstaff is going global. Or you might say, Falstaff is going Globe-al. What's meant by that? Well, Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series begins tonight with 6:30 p. m. screenings in theaters across the country.