Category Archives: Performances

BBC Adds More Shakespeare in 2018

The announcement was made last week that the BBC plans to air four stage productions of the Bard’s plays in 2018. Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female productions of Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest, all filmed at the Donmar’s pop-up theatre … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Shakespeare Moments in 2017

The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) winning the Selah Awards 2017 Book of the Year (see photo above).  Enjoying The Tempest live at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  Being mesmerized by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s opening production of A Midsummer … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: @cincyshakes Midsummer Night’s Dream

It would be an extreme understatement to say I was excited to attend my first performance (with the lovely Robin) in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s new Otto M. Budig Theater in Cincinnati. Last Friday evening’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was not the … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: A Lovely Love’s Labour’s Won

Love’s Labour’s Won is the title of a play that a couple contemporaries of the bard included in listings of William Shakespeare’s plays. Some scholars consider it a lost play; others think it was one title used for a play … Continue reading

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How NOT to Hate Shakespeare

Last week, I posted on why people hate Shakespeare. At least my best guesses. So I thought the following TEDx talk would be an excellent follow-up: To this I say, with Charmian, “Amen.” And with Touchstone, “Amen.” And with Imogen, … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Merry Wives at #ShakesinthePark

This past Saturday evening my wife, the lovely Robin, accompanied me to a Shakespeare in the Park performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Keehner Park, in West Chester. 

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Reviewsday: BBC’s Troilus and Cressida (1981)

Shakespeare can be boring. There, I said it. Most of his plays–even the darkest ones–include exciting bits, funny bits, and charming bits. Troilus and Cressida, not so much. 

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