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Rights groups query wisdom of Hamlet tour in N. Korea

Seoul - Human rights groups have questioned the wisdom of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London taking a production of Hamlet to North Korea, but stopped short of calling for the plan to be scrapped.The Globe will perform the play in the secretive state in Sep...
In the Media by AFP

Orlando Bloom debuts on Broadway

Orlando Bloom has begun his first role on Broadway, playing Romeo in a production of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Casa Loma Special

Toronto - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) has returned to Toronto's Casa Loma by popular demand for a limited run July 18, 24 and 25.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Review: Toronto High Park production attempts to tame Shrew's misogyny Special

Toronto - “The Taming of the Shrew” remains one of Shakespeare's most problematic and debated comedies, in its endorsement of male-dominated gender politics from four centuries ago. Is it possible to adapt the text in a way that's acceptable in 2013?
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Review: Toronto's 'Macbeth' in High Park lacks tragic feeling and scope Special

Toronto - Nothing undermines a Shakespeare play like a tragic hero who can't arouse your sympathy. And “Macbeth”, in which the title role is a murderous usurper, particularly requires a lead who can charm empathy from an audience, in order for it to work.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 2 comments

Frank Langella to play King Lear in new revival

Multi-Tony award winning actor Frank Langella is to play King Lear in the U.K. The play will part of the Chichester Festival Theatre.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a big deal Special

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy of comic and tragic events involving two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Shakespeare coming to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik - Shakespeare is coming to Dubrovnik, Croatia this spring with two new plays produced by the Dubrovnik Shakespeare Festival.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Review: Toronto's Soulpepper fills Stoppard classic with energy, flair Special

Toronto - “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is a play in danger of becoming overly familiar, another “modern classic” ruined by time and too many revivals. It takes an energetic cast and vision to make Tom Stoppard's great tragicomedy seem new again.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

New theatre to rise at site of Shakespeare playhouse

Shoreditch - During a London archaeological dig in 2008 the site of a theatre, once used by William Shakespeare, was discovered. Now planning permission has been granted which will result in a theatre being built on the site.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 12 comments
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