“The play's the thing.” – and in this case, the play’s the play that quotation comes from.
Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY is producing William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet and there will be something rotten in the state of Denmark on the CapRep stage through May 10th.
Broadway’s Kevin McGuire directs. Kevin is the Founding Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at Hubbard Hall and while there he’s directed Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, as well as over 50 other plays and musicals.
Tina Packer is one of the world's leading authorities on Shakespeare's work and the Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA.
She'll be delivering the 19th Annual Burian Lecture on April 13th at SUNY Albany, sponsored by the Department of Theatre and co-sponsored by the NYS Writers Institute. In the lecture she'll discuss her new book, Women of Will: The Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays.
For more than 2,000 years, the death of Julius Caesar has fascinated us. Most of us only know only what we learned from the high school staple, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: a story of amateur politicians who banded together, however clumsily, to assassinate a tyrant. Since then, countless movies and series have referenced the historical event, but what actually happened on March 15, 44 B.C. is more gripping than any fictional account.
In the new book The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination, Barry Strauss presents a historic account of the real death of Julius Caesar, and an examination of the key players' motives.
Rick Dildine started as executive director for the Lenox-based company in September having previously served as artistic and executive director of the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Dildine spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis about the upcoming season, which typically draws about 60,000 people.
All the world’s a stage — and in just its second year, Pittsfield’s Shakespeare in the Park has found a new one. The company will present one of the playwright’s most famous works this summer for free after moving to a recently upgraded downtown attraction.
This morning we welcome NY Humanities and James Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. James joins us to discuss Shakespeare’s Shakespeare's legacy and how he has been read in America.
Thursday, August 14th at 4pm, The Berkshire Theatre Group - in partnership with Chesterwood - will present "Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare" - an afternoon reading of President Abraham Lincoln's favorite writing by Shakespeare.
A quartet of noted actors are donating their performances to the event which has been assembled and annotated by noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer and is produced and directed by Gordon Hyatt.
One of the actors is Chris Noth, who is best known for his work on Law & Order, Sex and the City, and The Good Wife.
Thursday, August 14th at 4pm, The Berkshire Theatre Festival - in partnership with Chesterwood - will present "Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare" - an afternoon reading of President Abraham Lincoln's favorite writing by Shakespeare. The reading will take place at Berkshire Theatre Group's Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA and will be followed by a reception at Chesterwood.
A quartet of noted actors: Kathleen Chalfant, Chris Noth, John Douglas Thompson and Fritz Weaver are donating their performances to the event which has been assembled and annotated by noted scholar Harold Holzer, author and editor of over 40 books about Lincoln.
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival began in 1987 with an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed under the stars at Manitoga, industrial designer Russell Wright's home in Garrison, New York. The following year HVSF was officially born. Boscobel House and Gardens, in Garrison, became its new home and HVSF grew dramatically, from its first audience of 230 to over 35,000 in 2013. Twenty-eight years later, HVSF is a critically acclaimed regional theater, attracting audiences from the tri-state area and beyond, and operating a year-round education program.
This year, Hudson Valley Shakespeare presents the bard's Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and David Ives’ The Liar. The shows run in rep through the end of this month. They also present a family-friendly 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream on August 18th and 19th.