Shakespeare Bulletin

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

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring

A Bogus Hero: Welles's Othello and the Construction of Race
[H]is Lears and Othellos all seemed a little bogus ... (Thomson 355) Welles's 1952 film of Othello is as much Welles as it is Othello. (1) It is stamped with the persona of its prime mover, who raised the money, wrote the script, directed the...
All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well Presented by the California Shakespeare Theatre at the Bruns Memorial Theatre, Orinda, California. September 15-October 10, 2004. Directed by Lisa Peterson. Design by Rachel Hauk. Lighting by Alexander Nichols. Choreography...
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Presented by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park in Alliance with the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Arts, at Hafer Park, Edmond, Oklahoma
A Midsummer Night's Dream Presented by Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park in alliance with the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Arts, at Hafer Park, Edmond, Oklahoma. August 12-September 5, 2004. Directed by Tyler...
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Presented by the Stratford Festival of Canada at the Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
A Midsummer Night's Dream Presented by the Stratford Festival of Canada at the Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. May 4-October 31, 2004. Directed by Leon Rubin. Choreography by Donna Feore. Designed by John Pennoyer. Lighting by Michael J. Whitfield....
As You like It
As You Like It Presented by Shakespeare & Company at Founder's Theatre, Lenox, Massachusetts. June 18-August 29, 2004. Directed by Eleanor Holdridge. Set by Kris Stone. Costumes by Jacqueline Firkins. Lighting by Lap-Chi Chu. Sound by Scott Killian....
"Bypaths and Indirect Crooked Ways": Mise-En-Scene in Orson Welles's Chimes at Midnight
The restoration of Orson Welles's trilogy of Shakespeare films--beginning with Macbeth (1948) and Othello (1952)--remains incomplete in the absence of a definitive video edition of Chimes at Midnight (1966), whose inaccessibility and checkered history...
Coriolanus
Coriolanus Presented by the Georgia Shakespeare Festival at the Conant Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia. July 9-August 8, 2004. Directed by John Dillon. Scenic Design by Paul Owen. Costumes by Sam Fleming. Lighting by Justin Townsend. Fights...
Cymbeline
Cymbeline Presented by the Stratford Festival of Canada at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. June 27-September 26, 2004. Directed by David Latham. Designed by Victoria Wallace. Lighting by Michael J. Whitfield. Music by Keith Thomas. Sound...
From the Film Editor
Introduction: Orson Welles and Shakespeare on Film Unabridged? Never! I cut, cut, cut, oh yes. (1) Yes. Of course, there's nothing can be done without Shakespeare--you can't put a play on the screen. I don't believe in that--I don't think Shakespeare...
Hamlet
Hamlet Presented by Old Vic Productions at the Old Vic Theatre, London, England. April 17-July 31, 2004. Directed by Trevor Nunn. Designed by John Gunter. Lighting by Paul Pyant. Music by Steven Edis. Fights by Malcolm Ranson. With Ben Whishaw (Hamlet),...
Henry IV
Henry IV Presented by the California Shakespeare Festival at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, Orinda, California. July 10-August 1, 2004. Adaptation by Dakin Matthews. Directed by Mladen Kiselov. Set by Narelle Sissons. Costumes by Beaver Bauer. Lighting...
Henry VIII (All Is True)
Henry VIII (All is True) Presented by the Stratford Festival of Canada at the Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. August 14-October 29, 2004. Directed by Richard Monette. Design by Ann Curtis. Lights by Kevin Fraser. Sound by Jim Neil. Choreographed...
King John
King John Presented by Stratford Festival of Canada at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. August 6-September 24, 2004. Directed by Antoni Cimolino. Set design by Santo Loquasto. Lighting by Robert Thomson. With Stephen Ouimette (King John),...
Macbeth: Presented by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival at the Festival Stage, Montgomery, Alabama
Macbeth Presented by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival at the Festival Stage, Montgomery, Alabama. February 29-June 27, 2004. Directed by Kent Thompson. Set by Peter Harrison. Dramaturgy by Susan Willis. Costumes by Beth Novak. Lighting by Donna Ruzika....
Macbeth: Presented by the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, Texas
Macbeth Presented by The Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, Texas. July 30-August 13, 2004. Directed by Rob Bundy. Scenic and lighting design by John Gow. Costume design by Margaret Monostory Crowley. Sound design by Kelly...
Macbeth: Presented by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
Macbeth Presented by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. October 19-November 19, 2004. Directed by Bonnie J. Monte. Set by Michael Schweikardt. Costumes by Frank Champa....
Macbeth: Presented by the Stratford Festival of Canada at the Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario
Macbeth Presented by the Stratford Festival of Canada at the Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. August 14-October 29, 2004. Directed by John Wood. Designed by John Ferguson. Lights by Gil Wechsler. Compositions by Alan Laing. Sound by Wade Staples....
Much Ado about Nothing
Much Ado about Nothing Presented by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on the Elizabethan Stage, Ashland, Oregon. June 10-October 10, 2004. Directed by Laird Williamson. Set by Richard L. Hay. Costumes by Elizabeth Novak. Lighting by Robert Peterson....
Orson Welles's Shakespeare Films: An Annotated Checklist
The present article provides a comprehensive reference guide for the screen adaptations of Shakespeare's plays directed by Orson Welles (1915-1985), including his partially lost film of The Merchant of Venice (1969) and the documentary Filming Othello...
Othello: Presented by the Adobe Theatre and the American Shakespeare Project, at the Adobe Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Othello Presented by The Adobe Theatre and The American Shakespeare Project, at The Adobe Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico. March 19-April 11, 2004. Directed by David Nava. Set by Erin K. Moots. Costumes by Paulette Doyle and Lori Stewart. Lighting...
Othello: Presented by the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival at the Goldman Theater, Orlando, Florida
Othello Presented by the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival at the Goldman Theater, Orlando, Florida. February 26-March 28, 2004. Directed by Richard Width. Set by Bob Phillips. Costumes by Denise Warner. Lighting by Eric T. Haugen. Sound by James Cleveland....
Richard III
Richard III Presented by The Acting Company at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, Queen Creek, Arizona. March 24, 2004. Directed by Eve Shapiro. Set by Chris Barreca. Costumes by James Scott. Lighting by Michael Chybowski. Sound by Steve Woods....
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Presented by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks at various locations throughout Montana and Wyoming. June 30-September 5, 2004. Directed by Shawn Douglass. Scenery by Tom Watson. Costumes by Claudia Boddy. Fight choreography by Gordon...
The Comedy of Errors: Presented by Shakespeare & Company at Founder's Theatre, Lenox, Massachusetts
Presented by Shakespeare & Company at Founder's Theatre, Lenox, Massachusetts. August 4-September 2, 2004. Directed by Cecil MacKinnon. Set by Kris Stone. Costumes by Arthur Oliver. Lighting by Lap-Chi Chu. Sound by Jason Fitzgerald. Dance/Movement...
The Comedy of Errors: Presented by the California Shakespeare Festival at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, Orinda, California
The Comedy of Errors Presented by the California Shakespeare Festival at the Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, Orinda, California. June 5-27, 2004. Directed by Sean Daniels. Set by Rachel Hauck. Costumes by Beaver Bauer. Lighting by York Kennedy. Sound...
The Comedy of Errors: Presented by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Ashland, Oregon
The Comedy of Errors Presented by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at the Angus Bowmer Theatre, Ashland, Oregon. February 20-October 31, 2004. Directed by Bill Rauch. Set by William Bloodgood. Costumes by Joyce Kim Lee. Lighting by Robert Peterson....
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew Presented by The Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston, Texas. July 31-August 14, 2004. Directed by Sidney Berger. Scenic and lighting design by John Gow. Costume design by Paige A. Willson. Sound design...
Timon of Athens
Timon of Athens Presented by the Stratford Festival of Canada at the Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. May 6-September 25, 2004. Directed by Stephen Ouimette. Set by Lorenzo Savoini. Costumes by Dana Osborne. Lights by Bonnie Beecher. Sound...
Titus Andronicus
Titus Andronicus Presented by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival at the Octagon Stage, Montgomery, Alabama. April 4-June 24, 2004. Directed by Bruce K. Sevy. Set by Bob Cothran. Dramaturgy by Susan Willis. Costumes by Bill Black. Fights by Scot J. Mann....
Touch of Shakespeare: Welles Unmoors Othello (1)
[I]f it were really like Othello nobody could understand it, however new it might be. And if it were new, it couldn't possibly be like Othello. --Aldous Huxley, Brave New World The most detestable habit in all modern cinema is the homage. I don't...