Category Archives: Theater

I THINK APPOINTING A NEW DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBE IS FOR THE BEST FOR EVERYBODY.

I THINK APPOINTING A NEW DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBE IS FOR THE BEST FOR EVERYBODY. After a little bit of reflection, I think that what happened at the Globe is for the best. There are already a lot of theaters … Continue reading

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THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-MAYBE IT WAS REALLY ABOUT THE LIGHTING AFTER ALL.

THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-MAYBE IT WAS REALLY ABOUT THE LIGHTING AFTER ALL. From a distance, it seemed to me that the announcement that the board of the Globe determined that: “…future productions will now see a return to simulating … Continue reading

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THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—PRESERVING THE GLOBE EXPERIENCE.

THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-PRESERVING THE GLOBE EXPERIENCE. I posted here about our experience of the Globe. I said: “We saw an all female RICHARD III at the Globe Theater and the actresses playing Richard III [Kathryn Hunter] and Buckingham … Continue reading

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THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-WAS IT “SNOBBERY” TO CHANGE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS?

THE CONTROVERSY AT THE GLOBE—-WAS IT “SNOBBERY” TO CHANGE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS? Emma Rice’s departure, like her original appointment, is very controversial, as can be seen in the comments quoted in the Hannah Furness article. The board of the Globe had … Continue reading

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THE DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBE THEATRE, WHO SAID THAT SHAKESPEARE MAKES HER “VERY SLEEPY”, WILL LEAVE HER POSITION.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBE THEATRE, WHO SAID THAT SHAKESPEARE MAKES HER “VERY SLEEPY”, WILL LEAVE HER POSITION. I posted here in June of this year about how Emma Rice, who had been appointed to be artistic director of the … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF THE GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE.

MEMORIES OF THE GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE. This article by Raquel Laneri in the New York Post brings back memories of the early days of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. The article features an interview with the man who founded … Continue reading

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IDENTITY, HUSBANDS AND WIVES, AND DROPS OF WATER.

IDENTITY, HUSBANDS AND WIVES, AND DROPS OF WATER. The other speech I have been thinking about occurs when the wife of one of the twins goes looking for her husband and encounters her husband’s twin, who does not recognize her. … Continue reading

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IDENTITY, TWINS AND DROPS OF WATER.

IDENTITY, TWINS AND DROPS OF WATER. Last week, we went to hear—and see—a staged reading of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner. It was very well done. This week I have been thinking about two speeches in … Continue reading

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NINNYHAMMERS.

NINNYHAMMERS. Mary Jane is currently rewriting the third play in her Lives of Shakespeare trilogy. She remembered the word “ninnyhammer” from somewhere, and it fit perfectly in the lines of dialogue she was writing. But was the word in use … Continue reading

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ELM SHAKESPEARE’S MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

ELM SHAKESPEARE’S MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. We went to the Elm Shakespeare Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream outdoors in New Haven two nights ago. There were lots of new insights for me which would have come from the director, … Continue reading

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