SHAKESPEARE ALOUD

REVIEW: Armenian King John at the Globe

King John, or My Big Fat Armenian Wedding. So far in this feast of a festival, the most satisfying thing to witness is one of these foreign companies use their own culture, music, dress, and point of view to make a Shakespeare play completely their own, then illuminate this unique prism in performance to reveal […]

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MAKBET

REVIEW: Polish Macbeth at the Globe

Transvestites.  Rape.  Chaos.  Bloodlust.  Karaoke.  All these extremes are on full display in MAKBET – the Polish offering of Teatr Im Kochanowskiego in the Globe-to-Globe Festival.  I’ve just come from standing in the rain for this riveting though uneven, over-the-top adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, performed entirely in Polish, and I must say I’m still chilled […]

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Croy as Caliban

AJ Leon shares a beautiful story

One phrase I have recently adopted into my theatrical parlance is one’s “letter to the world.” Director Rebecca Holderness shared this with me. It’s the moment in the play when a character experiences a higher vision of self and finds the language to support that experience for the benefit of the audience. It’s a moment […]

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