In recent days of home-captivity my mind has wandered to Romeo & Juliet performances, new and old. But I’m more interested in Mercutio and Tybalt than the star-crossed lovers.View More Remembering Mercutios and Tybalts
Matt Pfeiffer talks love of Shakespeare and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEView More Bringing Shakespeare to Life: Interview with director Matt Pfeiffer about SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (People’s Light)
A live recording from Royal Opera House gives American audience a rare chance to see a classic balletView More ROMEO AND JULIET (Royal Ballet): Live ballet at the cinema
What about Shakespeare do we want kids to like?View More ROMEO AND JULIET (Wilma): Wherefore do Romeo and Juliet?
If you’re a Leonard Bernstein fan, don’t miss the terrific new exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History.View More A dilettante at large: LEONARD BERNSTEIN: THE POWER OF MUSIC (NMAJH)
A fast-paced shaggy dog tale of love and revenge, told mostly in dueling monologs of Irish brogueView More LEPER + CHIP (Inis Nua): More booze than the Bard
The lights show a bare stage; the set is two dilapidated buildings with scaffolding. The curtains intermittently change from day to night with a transient…View More ROMEO & JULIET (Media): A Rose of any other name
Theatre Exile’s production of THE INVISIBLE HAND features an all-star creative team. We interviewed them.View More Men At Some Time Are Masters of Their Fates: Interview with Maboud Ebrahimzadeh on THE INVISIBLE HAND
The cast, director, and artistic director of Mechanical’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic give a sneak peek at their original site-specific adaptation.View More The Mechanical Theater Discusses its New Site-Specific Take on ROMEO AND JULIET
In the eyes of director Alexander Burns this doomed romance never stood a chance.View More ROMEO AND JULIET (Quintessence): What fray was here?
We spoke to Mary Ruth Clarke her thought-provoking play based on an extraordinary German theologian who worked for the anti-Nazi resistance.View More A Theologian and the Nazis: Interview with Mary Ruth Clarke, playwright of BONHOEFFER’S COST (Beacon Theatre Productions)
You might have noticed: cell phones are an integral part of modern life. Yet every time you go to a performance art show you are instructed: Turn It Off!View More Keep That Phone Out: LiveNote Nights with The Philadelphia Orchestra
This is no mere retelling of Romeo and Juliet. What we get is a conjuring, a blood-letting, a full-throated cry of rage.View More MAD BLOOD AND OTHER BEAUTIES (A Plague On Both Your Houses): Fringe Review 44
They’ve known each other for what—a couple of hours? Already they’re crazy in love, and they’ll steadfastly love each other against all odds. A love to die for. One of the world’s most celebrated and enduring love stories, ROMEO AND JULIET, is currently on stage at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.View More ROMEO AND JULIET (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre): A Love to Die for
Carmen Khan has devoted much of her life and professional career to Shakespeare. She is well known to the Philadelphia theater community as the founding…View More Celebrating Shakespeare at 450: An Interview with The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s Carmen Khan
The world’s most famous love story is given a new twist. The familiar characters are now the teenaged daughters of the feuding Montague and Capulet families, whose tragic romance is used to explore the true universality of Shakespeare’s themes.View More ROMEO AND JULIET (Curio): A same-sex take on Shakespeare’s classic
Shakespeare is timeless. Romeo and Juliet is a universal love story. You have probably heard those sentiments expressed before, but are they true? Well, it’s…View More How universal is Romeo and Juliet? Challenging hetronormative assumptions.
The Live Arts and Philly Fringe has grown and moved mostly North and West from its Old City nexus, prices have gone up, and the roster of…View More Theater Picks for the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe
Four hundred years after his death, William Shakespeare remains the world’s most produced playwright. For evidence of his enduring popularity look no further than the region’s stages:…View More Shakespeare in Philadelphia: The Arden’s Romeo and Juliet Introduces a Season of the Bard