Page portrays Lear so expertly in every stage of his life — from flippancy to fear, madcap to madness, and giddiness to absolute and impossible grief — that this STC performance is, for many, one of the best Lears we’ve ever seen.
Well, it’s definitely unexpected. From the first moments after the curtain lifts, ‘Jane Anger’ is a raucous love letter to feminism with some astonishing twists and turns.
While it’s a timeless tale, certain choices STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin made in directing this play were exceptional. To start, a news set literally sets the scene.
This meandering mix of random ruminations and deep scientific thought are expressed both in spoken word and contemporary movement. (Imagine this one as equal parts unplotted play and modern dance performance.)
Award-winning actress and playwright Lolita Chakrabarti (Life of Pi), masterfully explores how the life and career of one of the most renowned early 19th century Shakespearean actors — and the first Black actor to play Othello on the London stage on 1833 — Ira Aldridge (played by Amari Cheatom) may have lived and died.
Even those familiar with this iconic play will have moments of shock… and awe.
ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME is a fun night out, filled with pop tunes you know and love to dance to — that also takes the tiara off cherished fairytale characters with a modern empowerment agenda that seeks to redefine ‘happily ever after.’
Audiences again enjoyed Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Will on the Hill via Vimeo this year, a venue that offered the company the opportunity to incorporate more policymakers than almost ever before while taking a jab at the technical headaches and hassles of the past 18 months.
Shakespeare Theatre Company is resuming live performances in September according to Artistic Director Simon Godwin, and the Theatre’s 2021/2022 season will include some Shakespearean favorites and the first Broadway-bound musical premiering on STC’s stage: Once Upon a One More Time.
Theater lovers delight — while we can’t say the footlights are back on for this particular production, the stage doors are open again for “live” theater in Washington, DC. It was a delight to return to The Shakespeare Theatre Company for the first time in… Read More