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‘Ain’t War Grand?’ Henry V Comes of Age

Communique from Stephanie Shine, Artistic Director, Seattle Shakespeare Company: “Ain’t War Grand?” We ask you ironically in our marketing for this production of Henry V. The play itself puts forth the question and brilliantly offers the many facets of a … Continue reading

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Put money in thy purse

The repetition of that phrase frames this scene that ends of course with Iago’s vow of double knavery against The Moor. I can watch Branagh over and over as Iago or Hamlet. He goes to so many levels, dances and … Continue reading

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How Deep Is Iago’s Love?

Is Iago’s love as deep as his resentment? What if Iago is not methodically calculating and he is actually confused, struggling with his own desires, making it up as he goes along? I am not what I am – what … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, NYC, Madoff, Theatre, History

Barry Edelstein, with New York’s Public Theatre for more than 20 years, talks about his role in bringing Shakespeare to the park, to the stage, to modern audiences, and the history of New York’s passion for the Bard. Do we … Continue reading

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