Shakespeare Bulletin

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, Winter

32 Short Thoughts about "The Glorious Moment"
When the spectator sees words acted, it is immediately apparent that something beyond the words, the primacy of the occasion, is paramount. J.L. Styan, Drama, Stage and Audience, vii This piece is an attempt to respond to the Editor's call for...
All's Well That Ends Well
Presented by Seattle Shakespeare Company at the Center House Theatre, Seattle, Washington. June 5-29, 2008. Directed by Stephanie Shine. Scenic design by Kurt Walls. Costumes by Tiana Colovos. Lighting by Tim Wratten. Choreography by Jen Havlin. Music...
Eyeballs and Icicles, a Swimming Pool and a Dummy: Shakespeare and the Revenger's Tragedy on Stage in 2008
Playgoing in 2008 yielded some distinctive choices and memorable images. I will concentrate on ten productions that include an award-winning Othello, two versions of King Lear, five comedies, the Doctor Who Hamlet, and a well-staged Revenger's Tragedy....
Hamlet between the Lines
Hamlet Presented by The Public Theater at Delacorte Theater, Central Park, New York, New York. May 27-June 29, 2008. Directed by Oskar Eustis. Scenic design by David Korins. Costume design by Ann Hould-Ward. Puppetry by Basil Twist. With Michael...
"[H]urt in That Service": The Norwich Affray and Early Modern Reactions to Injuries during Dramatic Performances
In defining "theatrical ecologies," Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. invite scholars to distinguish "the playhouse as a 'special environment' or its own 'ecosystem,' where performances have material, formative effects on the bodies of...
King Lear
King Lear Presented by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. April 23-August 17, 2008. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Designed by Jonathan Fensom. Music by Claire van Kampen. Choreography by Sian Williams. Fights by Renny Krupinski. With David Calder...
King Lear
Presented by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. July 2-27, 2008. Directed by Bonnie J. Monte. Set by Marion Williams. Costumes by Clint Ramos. Lighting by Steven Rosen....
Revenge Backwards, and in Heels: Hamlet and the Revenger's Tragedy England, Summer 2008
Hamlet Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. July 24-November 15, 2008. Directed by Gregory Doran. Designed by Robert Jones. Lighting designed by Tim Mitchell. Music composed by Paul Englishby....
Silence, Rape and Politics in Measure for Measure: Close Readings in Theatre History
When I started working in the field of performance studies, one of the books that had the most profound impact on my way of thinking about the relationship between text and performance, and about how to do a 'close reading' of specific moments in a...
Testing Alan Armstrong's "Academic Review Kit": A Review of Northern Broadsides' Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Presented at the Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames. April 22-26, 2008. Directed by Barrie Rutter. Designed by Lis Evans. Music by Conrad Nelson. Lighting by Daniella Beattie. With Matt Sutton (Gregory, Balthasar),Thomas Dyer Blake...
The Comedy of Errors
Presented by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. April 30-May 18, 2008. Directed by Stephen Fried. Set by Wilson Chin. Costumes by Alixandra Gage Englund. Lighting by...
The Merchant of Venice (El Mercader De Venecia)
The Merchant of Venice (El mercader de Venecia) Presented by DarekTeatro at the CampoamorTheatre, Oviedo, Spain. May 29-30, 2008 (and touring throughout 2008 to Castellon, Caceres, Almagro, Olite, Sagunto, Granada, Murcia, Toledo, and Jerez de la...