Shakespeare Bulletin

Journal provides commentary on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, feature articles, theatre and film review, and book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter

A Fairy Tale and a Falling Library, a Bloody Ghost, and a Rabbit-Skinning: Shakespeare (and Ford) on Stage in 2009
During an eleven day stretch in August 20091 managed to see eight Shakespeare productions (three in Stratford, three at the Globe, one at the Old Vic, and one at the National Theatre) along with a London Fringe version of Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore....
All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well Presented by the Royal National Theatre at the Olivier Theatre, London. May 28-September 30, 2009. Directed by Marianne Elliott. Designed by Rae Smith. Lighting by Peter Mumford. Music by Adam Cork. Movement by Laila Diallo....
As You like It
As You Like It Presented at Curve, Leicester, February 26-March 28, 2009. Directed by Tim Supple. Designed by Anna Fleischle. Music composed by Ashwin Srinivasan with Nitin Sawhney. Music performed by Tiken Singh. Lighting by Jackie Shemesh. With...
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Dido, Queen of Carthage Presented by the Royal National Theatre, at the Cottlesloe Theatre, London. March 24-June 2, 2009. Directed by James MacDonald. Associate Director Cordelia Monsey. Set designed by Tobias Hoheisel. Costume by Moritz Junge....
From the Editor
This will be the last issue for which my friend and colleague Kirk Melnikoff will serve as editor of the Shakespeare on Screen section. Kirk has served the journal loyally and with great creativity, devotion and intellectual energy since I took over...
Hamlet
Hamlet Presented by the Donmar West End Company at the Wyndham's Theatre, London, May 29-August 22, 2009. Subsequent transfers to Kronborg Castle, Elsinore, August 25-30, 2009 (by Donmar Denmark) and the Broadhurst Theatre, New York, September 12,...
Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Presented by the American Shakespeare Center at the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, Sarasota, Florida. February 3 and 4, 2009. Directed by Jim Warren. Costumes by Erin M. West. Fights by Colleen...
Henry V
Henry V Presented by the Actors Shakespeare Company at Jersey City University's West Side Theatre, Jersey City, New Jersey. March 19-April 5, 2009. Producing Artistic Director Colette Rice. Playmaster Colette Rice. Assistant to the Playmaster Cindy...
Horror, Homosexuality, and Homiciphilia in McKellen's Richard III and Jarman's Edward II
In his article "Cinema and the Kingdom of Death: Loncraine's Richard III," Peter S. Donaldson observes the director's repeated conflation of sexuality and mortality: Loncraine's handling of the voyeuristic conventions of filmic sexuality ......
Much Ado about Nothing
Much Ado about Nothing Presented by the Orlando Shakespeare Theater at the Margeson Theatre in Orlando, Florida. March 11-April 25, 2009. Directed by Dennis Lee Delaney. Set Design by Bob Phillips. Costume Design by Kristina Tollefson. With Darren...
Othello
Othello Presented by the Northwestern CollegeTheatre at the Dewitt Theatre Arts Center, Orange City, Iowa. February 20, 21, 25-28, 2009. Directed by Robert Hubbard. Set by Ethan Koerner. Costumes by Kelly Holtom. Lighting by Hannah Lois Marielle...
Shakespeare Aftershocks: Shylock
My argument is simple and oft-rehearsed: that Shakespeare is, in Harold Bloom's words, so "perpetually pervasive" (1998, 4) that his stories, characters, and ideas continue to circulate and reverberate, in performed and other types of representation,...
The Merchant of Venice
Presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company at the Center House Theatre, Seattle, WA. March 12-April 5, 2009. Directed by John Langs. Set by Jennifer Zeyl. Costumes by Pete Rush. Lighting by Geoff Korf. Music by John Osebold. Voice and text director Kimberly...
The Tempest
The Tempest Presented by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company at the Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theater, Chicago, Illinois, March 26--May 31, 2009. Directed by Tina Landau. Sets by Takeshi Kata. Costumes by James Schuette. Lighting by Jane Cox. Sound Design...
The War of the Roses Part 1 and Part 2
The War of the Roses Part 1 and Part 2 Presented by Sydney Theatre Company at Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, Sydney. January 5-February 14, 2009. Directed by Benedict Andrews. Adapted by Benedict Andrews and Tom Wright. Set design by Robert Cousins....
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale Presented by The Bridge Project, The Old Vie, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Neal Street Productions at The Old Vic, London, May 29-August 15, 2009. Directed by Sam Mendes. Sets by Anthony Ward. Costumes by Catherine Zuber. Lighting...
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night Presented by the Public Theatre at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, June 10--July 12, 2009; directed by Daniel Sullivan; sets by John Lee Beatty; costumes by Jane Greenwood; lighting by Peter Kaczorowski; music by Hem; fight...
Women Beware Women
Women Beware Women Presented by the Red Bull Theater at Theatre at St. Clement's, December 9, 2008--January 18, 2009. Directed by Jesse Berger. Set design David Barber. Masks & Headgear Emily DeCola. Hair & Makeup Erin Kennedy Lunsford....