Shakespeare Bulletin

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Presented by The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival at the High Point Theatre, High Point, North Carolina. September 5-October 4, 2003. Directed by Steve Umberger. Set by Gary Dartt. Costumes by April Soroko. Lighting by Todd O. Wren. Stage Management...
Cinematizing Shakespeare
It's been said that if William Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be writing for the movies. More likely, he'd be engaged in acrimonious credit-battles with the Writers Guild to ward off his plagiarists. I can visualize the financially astute playwright...
Edward III
Presented by The National America Shakespeare Company at the Knightsbridge Theatre, Pasadena, California. March 29-June 9, 2003. Directed by Jazz Davidson. Dramaturge: Eoin Patrick Ryan. With Christopher Cappiello (Edward III), Kyle Ingelman (Black...
Hamlet
Presented by Shakespeare Santa Cruz, at the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, Santa Cruz, California. July 27-August 24, 2003. Directed by Risa Brainin. Set by Nayna Ramey. Costumes by Devon Painter. Lighting by Michael Klars. Sound by Tom Mardikes....
Henry IV, Part One
Presented by the New York City Players at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York. September 30-October 4, 2003. Directed by Richard Maxwell. Set by Stephanie Nelson. Lighting by Jane Cox. Costumes by Kaye Voyce. Fights by David DeBesse....
Julius Caesar
Presented by the Moonwork Theatre Company at the Connelly Theater, New York, New York. October 30-November 23, 2003. Directed by Gregory Wolfe. Adapted by Gregory Wolfe and Gregory J. Sherman. Set by Lowell Pettit. Costumes by Oana Botez-Ban. Lighting...
King John
Presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theater on the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. March 20-June 6, 2004. Directed by Barbara Gaines. Scenic Design by Alexander Dodge. Lighting by Robert Wierzel. Costume Design by Mariann Verheyen. Properties Design by...
King Lear
Presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company at the Center House Theatre, Seattle, Washington. January 22-February 15, 2004. Directed by John Langs. Set by John Kirschenbaum. Costumes by Deborah Skorstad. Lighting by Timothy Wratten. Sound by Dan Dennis....
Much Ado about Nothing
Presented by The Queen's Company at Urban Stages, New York, New York. October 4-26, 2003. Directed by Rebecca Patterson. Fights by DeeAnn Weir. Costumes by Sarah Iams. Set by Jeremy Woodward. Lighting by Aaron Copp. Sound by Dean Rumery. With Zainab...
Negotiations between Text and Stage in Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a play replete with multiple worlds. Not only are there the worlds of the young lovers, of the young men, of Juliet and her Nurse, of the parents, and of the family retainers, but there are also the worlds the text constructs within...
Othello
Presented by the American Globe Theatre, New York, New York. November 6-December 6, 2003. Directed by John Basil. Set by Vincent A. Masterpaul Costumes by Jim Parks. Lighting by Mark Hankla. Music and Sound by Scott O'Brien. Fight Choreography by Justin...
Romeo and Juliet
Presented by the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. February 28-April 11, 2004. Directed by Ethan McSweeney. Set and costumes by Mark Wendland. Lighting by Jane Cox. Music and sound by Michael Roth. Dramaturgy by Michael Lupu. Movement by Marcela...
Shakespeare in Toronto, Summer 2003
Toronto is only an hour by car from Stratford Ontario, but Shakespeare productions in the two towns in the summer of 2003 were, with important exceptions, worlds apart. Stratford is expensive, flaunts theater as a commodity (its Festival Theatre literally...
Tamburlaine the Great
Presented by Cannon's Mouth Productions at the Rose Theatre, London, England. September 11-22, 2003. Directed by Ben Naylor. Adapted by Ben Power. Design by Katy Tuxford. Costumes by Dagmar Morell. Lighting by Racky Plews. Video/Visual Design by Steve...
Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two
Tamburlaine the Great, Part Two Presented by the Marlowe Project, The American Theatre of Actors, New York, New York. September 3-20, 2003. Directed by Jeff S. Dailey. Costumes by Marian Shelley. With Jason Jennings (Tamburlaine), Aaron Simms (Orcanes),...
That Old Saw: Early Modern Acting and the Infinite Regress
Speak the speech, I pray you," Hamlet tells the player, "trippingly on the tongue; but if you mouth it, as many of your players do, I had as lief the town cryer spoke my lines" (3.2.1-2). (1) Turning from elocution to execution, Hamlet continues, "Nor...
The Comedy of Errors
Presented by Shakespeare Santa Cruz, at the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, Santa Cruz, California. July 16-August 24, 2003. Directed by William Partlan. Set by Nayna Ramey. Costumes by B. Modern. Lighting by Michael Klaers. Sound by Tom Mardikes....
The Duchess of Malfi
Presented by the King's County Shakespeare Company at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York. August 14-31, 2003. Directed by Jemma Afix Levy. Technical Director Vincent Hokia. Costumes by Lea Umberger. Lighting by Izzy Einsidler. Music...
The Feminist as Shrew in 10 Things I Hate about You
The language barrier that can make Shakespeare's drama seem remote and impenetrable to pupils is also a powerful deterrent for cinema-goers confronted by film versions of the Bard's plays--few Shakespeare films have been commercially successful. To...
The Merchant of Venice
Presented by Portland Center Stage at the Newmark Theatre, Portland, Oregon. February 10-29, 2004. Directed by Robert Alfoldi. Set by Robert Pyzocha. Costumes by Miranda Hoffman. Lighting by Daniel Ordower. Sound by Jen Raynak. Fights by John Armour....
The Merchant of Venice
Presented by The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival at the High Point Theatre, High Point, North Carolina. September 13-October 4, 2003. Directed by Randell Haynes. Set by Gary Dartt. Costumes by April Soroko. Lighting by Todd O. Wren. With Hugh O'Gorman...
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at the Lederer Theater Center, Providence, Rhode Island. January 30-March 7, 2004. Directed by Kevin Moriarty. Set by Beowulf Boritt. Costumes by William Lane. Lighting by Jeff Croiter. Sound by Peter Sasha Hurowitz....
The Taming of the Shrew
Presented by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on the Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois. September 5-November 23, 2003. Directed by David H. Bell. Set by James Leonard Joy. Lighting by Howard Werner. Costumes by Susan E. Mickey. Sound by Brian Kettler. Music...