The audience reaction has been mixed for New York City’s latest ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ production, which shows a character that resembles President Trump being brutally stabbed to death. William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’ which opened May 23 and will be performed throughout this month in Central Park, is causing a stir among audiences due to its apparent inspiration from the Trump administration. The play’s climax comes with Caesar’s stabbing death… Read Article →
Everyone knows, you need a bunch of rules to make good theater. That’s what the French thought in the 17th century, anyway. The French Neoclassical revival had a BUNCH of French playwrights following a bunch of rules. Unsurprisingly, some of the most interesting plays of the era broke those rules. Today, we’ll talk about the rules, and we’ll talk about Racine (who followed them), and Corneille (who was not so… Read Article →
Tony nominated actresses roundtable with Sutton Foster (Violet in Violet), Idina Menzel (Elizabeth inIf/Then), Jessie Mueller (Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Story) and Kelli O’Hara (Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County) and best actress in a play nominees Tyne Daly (Katharine in Mothers and Sons) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Lena “Mama” Younger in A Raisin in the Sun). Roundtables are back! Tune in Monday, May 16th for… Read Article →
This film offers a brief introduction to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy from Edith Hall, before introducing the play Antigone by Sophocles. Polly Findlay speaks about her interpretation of Don Taylor’s translation of Antigone for the National Theatre’s Olivier theatre in 2012. This short film includes interviews with Christopher Eccleston, Jodie Whittaker and Michael Grady-Hall as well as excerpts of archive footage from the 2012 production. Discover more about the art… Read Article →
An adaptation of the Shakespeare classic ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ gives the play a South Asian twist. Put on by B.C.’s Bard on the Beach, this version is set in 1947 India at the cusp of Indian independence from the colonizing British. Organizers hope that a more inclusive theatre experience might attract different audiences. To read more: »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: Connect with CBC… Read Article →
Five children, who are members of the school’s Drama Society, meet in the afternoon, to decide on a suitable play to be staged by them for the school’s annual day function barely a fortnight away. Even as they rack their brains they can’t seem to settle on anything. What happens next, is surprising.
“Get Back” is a song recorded by the British rock band the Beatles and written by Paul McCartney (though credited to Lennon–McCartney), originally released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston”. A different mix of the song later became the closing track of Let It Be (1970), which was the Beatles’ last album released just after the group split. The single version… Read Article →
“Day Tripper” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a double A-side single with “We Can Work It Out” in December 1965. Written primarily by John Lennon, it was credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the band’s Rubber Soul album. The single topped charts in Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway. In the United States, “Day… Read Article →
Actor Michael Pennington discusses the direct effect on Shakespeare’s writing on the theatres he wrote for, so different from ours. A lecture by Michael Pennington, Actor and Founder of the English Shakespeare Company 6 November 2018 Leading actor and Shakespeare scholar Michael Pennington discusses the direct effect on the dramatist’s writing of the theatres he wrote for, so different from ours. From cinematic intimacy to heroic spaciousness, his plays reflect… Read Article →
Actors Kate Burton and Teagle Bougere describe the effects extreme weather, animals and even the moon itself have on each performance of “Coriolanus,” the Shakespeare in the Park production.
Art imitates life with Witness for the Prosecution, the suspenseful courtroom drama by Agatha Christie now showing in the eye-popping Council Chamber of the …
Andrew Klavan makes the bold statement that Shakespeare was the greatest writer of all time. Find out why he and Bill Whittle think this is true. This is one of the few Klavan & Whittle episodes available to everyone. If you want to see ’em all, click here to become a PJTV Member ( (dramatic music) – Hi everybody, I'm Bill Whittle, here with my friend, Andrew Klavan, Andrew Klavan,… Read Article →
Friends! Romans! Countrymen! Lend me your ears… and eyes! Suppandi is all set to be an actor and his first step is an acting workshop. Performing a Shakespeare play is never easy but Suppandi’s never been the one to shy away from a challenge! Will he bring the house down with his performance or will the audience exit stage left? Watch to find out!
“Shakespeare Country” will take you on a journey , not only through the life of the great Bard of Avon, but also across the beautiful Warwickshire countryside that he knew, loved and never forgot his whole life long. Visit his birthplace in the picturesque Stratford upon Avon and follow his meteoric rise to fame and fortune.
This episode of Working in the Theatre was featured in our new book, “American Theatre Wing, an oral history: 100 Years, 100 Voices, 100 Million Miracles.
Playwright Paula Vogel discusses the odyssey of her new play, “Indecent,” to Broadway and the backstory of the play within “Indecent,” Sholem Asch’s “God of …
Studying Ibsen? Here’s an introduction to his four major plays, beginning in part one with A Doll’s House and Ghosts. Edison was a writer who dominated my thinking ever since I became a playwright really I was intoxicated by them by their savagery under poetry and the tautness of the dramaturgy and Dolls house was exemplary of all of those qualities Noora Helmand lives and apparently Adelaide life with her… Read Article →
The Young Chekhov plays were performed as a trilogy at the National Theatre in 2016, offering a unique chance to explore the birth of a revolutionary dramatic voice. Take a closer look at one of Chekhov’s major plays with director Michael Oakley, actors Joshua James and Olivia Vinall, and academic Rosamund Bartlett. the seagull is the first great play of the 20th century it's the play that's influenced all all… Read Article →
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“Blackbird” is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as “the White Album”). The song was written by Paul McCartney, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. Although credited to the group, McCartney is the only Beatle that appears on the track. When discussing the song, McCartney has said that the lyrics were inspired by his hearing the call of a blackbird… Read Article →