Category Archives: Performances

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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Reviewsday: @KyShakespeare’s 2017 Bard-a-Thon

For the second year in a row, I enjoyed part of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival‘s annual Bard-a-Thon (see here for my post on last year’s event).

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Reviewsday: Stratford Festival’s The Tempest

From the first moment, the Stratford Festival’s 2010 production of The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, made me long even more ardently to attend that hallowed spot near Toronto. Des McAnuff’s direction was outstanding. The stagecraft was incredible. From the opening scene, in … Continue reading

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