Posts Tagged ‘William Shakespeare’

AS YOU LIKE IT

The Antaeus Company transports lovers, philosophers, fools, royals, and audiences into the woods as Antaeus likes it, that is to say with two equally terrific casts bringing William Shakespeare’s As You Like It to magical, mystical, mesmerizing life.
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MACBETH: REVISITED

Shakespeare’s Scottish Play is back, in streamlined form, as The New American Theatre debuts Macbeth: Revisited, and if the newfangled title suggests a more radically rethought Macbeth that this one actually is, director/star Jack Stehlin and his company of actors do indeed deliver the bloody goods.
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THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (AS TOLD BY WM. SHAKESPEARE)

Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed her husband, and so apparently does The Bard Of Avon in The Tragedy Of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare), Daniel Henning’s devilishly clever “Julius Caesar Redux,” now getting an exciting (and sure to be controversial) World Premiere at Henning’s The Blank Theatre.
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AS YOU LIKE IT

For those of us who prefer our Bard Of Avon short and sweet, Denise Devin is back with another of her hour-long Shakespeare Short Cuts, the result of which is an As You Like It exactly as you (and I) like it.
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TEMPEST REDUX

You don’t have to be a Shakespeare lover to fall under the spell of John Farmanesh-Bocca’s magically reimagined ninety-minute take on The Tempest, the Bard’s classic tale of treachery, revenge, and transformative forgiveness, fittingly retitled Tempest Redux and mesmerizing audiences at West L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre.
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ROMEO AND JULIET

Graffiti-covered inner-city walls, dumpsters, and assorted skid-row detritus provide a startling but effective backdrop for A Noise Within’s Romeo And Juliet, director Dámaso Rodríguez’s electrifying new look at the age-old classic.
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THESE PAPER BULLETS!

The Bard meets The Fab Four in Rolin Jones’ exuberantly entertaining These Paper Bullets!, now getting its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, and while audience members lacking either a soft spot for iambic pentameter or a familiarity with Beatles legend might just end up tuning out, at least during the show’s overlong first act, by the time Act Two rolls around with its Monty-Python-meets-Benny-Hill delights (and with Billie Joe Armstrong’s songs the absolute next best thing to Lennon-&-McCartney circa 1964), it’s hard to imagine anyone not ultimately falling under These Paper Bullets!’ magic spell.
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MACBETH

Macbeth in sixty minutes. What sweeter words are there to those for whom Shakespeare is a taste not quite acquired (or those with only an hour to spare), especially when it’s Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s Macbeth, adapted and directed by Denise Devin. Now, that’s my way to see The Scottish Play (or Playlet as the case may be).
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