Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn

Sponsor

Arts

henri_vi

“Shakespeare More Exciting than a TV Series” – Henry VI at the Avignon Festival

07/23/2014

Henry VI – Shakespeare’s three-part history play – is one of the Bard’s earliest works, and my only experience seeing it performed was not very positive. I spotted an article about a production at the Avignon Festival in France, that claims that the play is “more exciting than a TV series.” Performing all three plays […]

Should Theaters Remove the “Boring Bits” from Shakespeare?

06/30/2014

In an article in the Daily Mail, hobbit Martin Freeman discusses cutting the “boring bits” out of Shakespeare plays so younger people enjoy them. He’s currently starring in a production of Richard III in London – which I won’t see, because it’s too far to go to see someone like him play Shakespeare – and […]

Should an Authentic Theater Be Uncomfortable?

06/25/2014

I had a very uncomfortable experience the other night at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse & Sauna, attached to Shakespeare’s Globe in London. As I describe in my review of the concert I attended: The theatre holds about 340 people, and one sits on hard wooden benches without backs (though the last row in each section […]

Filming Shakespeare: Interview with John Wyver, Part 2

06/20/2014

This is the second part of a two-part series, the first of which was Shakespeare, from Theater to Cinema: Interview with John Wyver, Producer of the RSC’s Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon Productions On Wednesday, I attended a production of Henry IV Part 2 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This was the second time I […]

Older Posts