Tag Archives: Reviews

Reviewsday: Stratford Festival’s Antony and Cleopatra

Oddly, the Stratford Festival’s HD production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is listed (on imdb.com and elsewhere) as “humorous” and “comedy.” True, there are some pleasingly light moments in the production, but make no mistake, it is a muscular and … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Empire Striketh Back

A guest post by writer, teacher, and speakerSue Schlesman. She blogs at http://www.susanwalleyschlesman.com and http://www.7prayersthatwork.com. I just read The Empire Striketh Back, Star Wars Part the Fifth, and I loved it! Star Wars readeth well, my Padouin learners.

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Reviewsday: Shakespeare (The Invention of the Human)

745 pages. I am a Shakespeare nut. I am also a Harold Bloom fan. But 745 pages? That is the length of Bloom’s indispensable work, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Its breadth and depth, however, are immeasurable.

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Reviewsday: A Magical Tempest

I have seen numerous live and screen productions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s just-completed run of the play was the finest. It was a magical Tempest and a fitting farewell to the cozy confines of their home of twenty … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Globe’s All’s Well

London’s Globe Theater’s performances of Shakespeare’s plays are the gold standard, even when staging All’s Well That Ends Well, one of Shakespeare’s most dramatically difficult and less popular plays. To modern audiences, the play is confusing and even disturbing. Helena’s … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Julie Taymor’s The Tempest

Julie Taymor’s movie of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (widely thought to be the last play written solely by the Bard) is CGI Shakespeare. LSD Shakespeare. ADD Shakespeare.

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Reviewsday: The Oldest Shakespeare Movie Scene

It is really extraordinary that this exists: a 118-year-old silent movie scene from Shakespeare’s King John, portraying the death of the king.

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