What a funny, nasty, smart show.
Brian Sidney Bembridge
It’s hard to know what to expect going into a children’s theater show, but this adult was quite honestly blown away.
A remarkably original and gloriously entertaining version of the Marlowe play.
The elements which displease other writers are what makes this production a success, according to Michael Fisher in review five of the ongoing Critical Mass series.
“My greatest challenge as a director on Shakespeare”: Alex Burns on language in MACBETH (Arden), part 2
“The magic of Shakespeare is not in his plots. Shakespeare’s genius is his poetry,”
Jessica Foley gives this week’s critical mass take on MACBETH at the Arden, part of a new review series on Phindie.
Alexander Burns’ production of MACBETH at Arden Theatre Company is energetic and visually engaging, but it lacks ferocity and substance.
Burns maintains the energy and pacing of his best work for Quintessence and takes full advantage of the Arden’s high production values to create an exuberant and understandable version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
Director Whit MacLaughlin employs both live actors and shadow puppets to convey both the darkness and magic of the popular story.
I loved to read when I was a kid
And although I’m full grown I still love what I did.
THE CAT IN THE HAT was one of my faves.
Now that book is a play* and I’m giving it raves!
The Arden’s production is silly and wild.
It’s as good for adults as it is for a child.