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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

Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe features action, even humour

The Scottish play has had more productions in London alone than most plays will ever receive anywhere. But providing the director provides a fresh approach while serving the text audiences will support Shakespeare's great tragedy.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

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

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

Captain Kirk tweets Canadian Astronaut

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, on board the Space Station, received a tweet from William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Video: 'Tempest — The Civilization Blaster' season 2 promo

The promotional video for the second season for the currently airing Japanese anime series called "Tempest: The Civilization Blaster" has been made available. The series continues on January 10, 2013.
In the Media by Can Tran

What's On At The British Museum next month?

London - The British Museum may no longer be home to the British Library, but it is still a vibrant centre of education, learning and culture.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Review: Toronto's 'Dream' full of high energy, mixed performances Special

Toronto - Shakespeare in High Park marks its 30th season this year with the comedy that launched this annual Toronto tradition in 1983, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, but the new production takes many unusual risks – many of which pay off.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill

Remains of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre found

London - The AP is reporting that archaeologists in London have found remains of a theatre where some of William Shakespeare's plays were first performed.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 5 comments
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