Shakespeare Bulletin

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

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter

A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. March 31-October 8, 2005. Directed by Gregory Doran. Designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis. Lighting by Tim Mitchell. Sound designed...
As You like It
Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. August 5-October 29, 2005. Directed by Dominic Cooke. Designed by Rae Smith. Lighting by Paulie Constable. Music by Gary Yershon. Sound by Paul...
As You like Tt
As You Like It Presented by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival at the Octagon Stage, Montgomery, Alabama. March 13-July 10, 2005. Directed by Bruce K. Sevy. Set by Bob Phillips. Dramaturgy by Susan Willis. Costumes by Patrick Holt. Fights by Jason...
As You like Tt
As You Like It Presented by the Young Vic at the Wyndham's Theatre, London, England. 21 June-17 September, 2005. Directed by David Lan. Designed by Richard Hudson. Music by Tim Sutton. Lighting by Tim Mitchell. Movement by Ben Wright. Sound by Paul...
Dido, Queen of Carthage
Dido, Queen of Carthage Presented by the American Repertory Theatre at the Loeb Drama Center, March 5-26, 2005. Directed by Nell Bartlett. Music composed and arranged by Laura Jeppesen, after works by William Lawes, Matthew Locke, and Thomas Weelkes....
Hamlet
Hamlet Presented by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on the Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts. July 16-August 7, 2005. Directed by Steven Maler. Set design by Leiko Fuseya. Costume design by Clint Ramos. Lighting design by Linda O'Brien....
Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2
Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 Presented by the Royal National Theatre at the Olivier Theatre, London. April 15-August 31, 2005. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Designed by Mark Thompson. Lighting by Neil Austin. Music/Soundscore by Max Ringham, Ben Ringham,...
Love's Labour's Lost
Love's Labour's Lost Presented by The Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, Maine. August 5-25, 2005. Directed by Bill Van Horn. Set by John Story. Costumes by Mike McGrew. Lights by Lynne Chase. Sound by Andrew Ruiz. Stage Managers, Jeff Meyers and Kim...
Macbeth
Macbeth Presented by the Almeida Theatre Company at the Almeida Theatre, London. January 13-March 5, 2005. Directed by John Caird. Design and Costumes by Christopher Oram. Lighting by Nell Austin. Sound by John Leonard. Fights by Terry King. With...
Measure for Measure
Measure for Measure Presented by the Actors' Shakespeare Project at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center, Boston, Massachusetts. March 16-April 10, 2005. Directed by Robert Walsh. St and Lighting by Mark O'Maley. Costumes by Sarah Newhouse and Bobbie...
Pericles
Pericles Presented by Shakespeare's Globe Theater, London. May 20-October 1, 2005. Directed by Kathryn Hunter. Designed by Liz Cooke. Music by Stephen Warbeck. With Jude Akuwudike (Antiochus, Fisherman, Pirate, Lysimachus, Philemon), Harry Gostelow...
Rescripting Shakespeare (and Others) in 2005
Playgoing in summer 2005 yielded a mixed bag of hits and misses. Given the vagaries of repertory scheduling, I was unable to get to The Tempest at the Globe, a controversial production with only three actors, or the RSC Twelfth Night and As You Like...
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Presented by the Minot Area Theatrical Society in Oak Park, Minot, North Dakota July 7-10 2005. Adapted and directed by Ceecy Nucker. Stage management and sound by Elizabeth Dailey. Choreography and fights by Irish Knight. With...
Sejanus
Sejanus Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. July 26-November 4, 2005. Directed by Gregory Doran. Designed by Robert Jones. Lighting by Wayne Dowdeswell. Music by Paul Englishby. With William Houston...
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Error Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. July 15-October 15, 2005. Directed by Nancy Meckler. Designed by Katrina Lindsay. Lighting by Tim Mitchell. Music by Ilona Sekacz....
The Comedy of Errors
The Comedy of Error Presented by Sheffield Theatres at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. May 19-June 11 2005. Directed by Jonathan Munby. Design by Mike Britton. Lighting by Oliver Fenwick. Music by Dominic Haslam. Fights by Terry King. With Oliver...
"The Mousetrap" and Remembrance in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet
In place of a play to catch the conscience of the King, the Hamlet in Michael Almereyda's 2000 film adaptation of Hamlet uses the home video. This substitution is fitting for a film that casts Hamlet as something of an alienated filmmaker within a...
"There Is No Such Thing as ..." a Forest: Criticism of Thatcherite Britain in Christine Edzard's as You like It
A good way to understand the socio-political importance of Christine Edzard's 1991 film version of As You Like It is to take a step back from this production and consider her cinematic breakthrough. She made her debut in 1987, with a 6-hour adaptation...
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew Presented by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival at the Festival Stage, Montgomery, Alabama. March 13-July 10, 2005. Directed by Susan Willis. Set by Bob Phillips. Costumes by Susan Branch. Fights by Jason Armit. With Kathleen...
The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew Presented by The Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, Maine. July 8-August 27, 2005. Directed by David Greenham. Set by John Story. Costumes by Allison Stedman. Lights by Lynne Chase. Sound by Andrew Ruiz. Stage Managers, Jeff...
The Tempest
The Tempest Presented at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. May 6-October 2, 2005. Master of the Play Tim Carroll. Master of Clothing, Properties and Hangings Jenny Tiramani. Master of Music/Composer Claire van Kampen. Master of Dance Sian Williams....
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale Presented Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. May 6-October 2, 2005. Directed by John Dove. Designed by Jenny Tiramani. Music by William Lyons and Claire van Kampen. With Paul Jesson (Leontes), Yolanda Vazquez (Hermione), Peter...
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. April 22-October 10, 2005. Directed by Michael Boyd. Designed by Tom Piper. Lighting designed by Vince Herbert. Music composed by John...