November and December seem, at first, an odd time to stage A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
It’s not just the play’s title that contributes to its air of endless
summer: Shakespeare stocked his fe
Macbeth is better with beer. When
Jonathan Owicki staged the well-worn Shakespearean tragedy in March, he
decided to add a drinking game, which he says helped the audience—and
It just wouldn’t be Shakespeare without a little sexual subterfuge. Though it’s one of his lesser-known tales, Cymbeline
employs many of the playwright’s favorite plot devices—mistaken
Some Shakespearean purists scoff when
modern scholars mess with their beloved Bard. They turn pointed noses
skyward at deleted lines, and sigh dramatically at contemporary
This is the shtick (and pay attention if you plan on seeing the show, because it won't make one scratch of sense otherwise): New York's Nature Theater of Oklahoma founders Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska called up friends and family members, asked them to recall the story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and turned their responses, word-for-word—“uhm”s, “ah”s, “shit”s ...