The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.
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.
Summer is almost upon us, so what a perfect time to release Gnomeo and Juliet on DVD. In this exclusive interview, Veteran Director Kelly Asbury tells his tale of the film's creation and all the in-jokes considered.
It seems unfair not to mention every actor since so many are so good. As with all the shows at the Globe, they end with a dance as was traditional in Shakespeare's day. It's all you can do not to join in with them, so transporting is their work.
Bawdy, raucous and played with slapstick abandon, The Comedy of Errors at BAM's Harvey Theater has all the trademarks of the Propeller troupe: lively, gender-bender antics that celebrate Shakespeare's language with muscular verve.
In our society of high life-expectancy, death usually comes unseen behind the closed doors of nursing homes, or the curtains of a hospital room. We have gained, therefore, the luxury of deluding ourselves that we are here forever
Why gnomes? Why not gnomes?, says Kelly Asbury? The result is a computer-animated comedy aimed at children and adults, using Shakespeare's romantic tragedy as the jumping-off point for a more family-friendly fairy tale.
It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.