Just Opened: The Maid's Tragedy

A review of Northwest Classical's production of Beaumont and Fletcher's 1619 revenge play.


Arts & Books
Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher’s rarely staged 1619 revenge play The Maid’s Tragedy, like Jacobean tragedy more generally, anticipates film noir in both its fixation on female sexuality and its resolutely bleak atmosphere. Hapless hero Amintor (Steve Vanderzee) faces a situation as simple and ferocious as a bear trap: He discovers on his wedding night that his new marriage is a sham, cooked ...   More
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 JOHN BEER

Theater Review: The Lion in Winter

We’ll never be royals.

Northwest Classical Theatre’s production of The Lion in Winter might as well be called Game of Thrones: Christmas Edition. Director Elizabeth Huffman has given James Goldman’s play modern scen   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Arms and the Man (Northwest Classical Theatre Company)

A satire with a sweet tooth.

The playwright George Bernard Shaw did not craft subtle plots. That’s clear from the first minutes of his anti-militarism comedy Arms and the Man, in which Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary, crash   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON


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