Tag: Shakespeare

Blackfriar actors have good sea legs

I somehow managed to talk myself into the idea that Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the second installment in Theatre Erindale’s Blackfriars Project, would somehow...

Onstage hullaballoo walks the plank

The opening of Theatre Erindale’s Comedy of Errors, written by William Shakespeare and directed by David Matheson, uses projections to create a world. Waves...

On your marks, get set, Shakespeare

Last year, Theatre Erindale ran an experiment: they took two condensed Shakespeare plays (Troilus and Cressida and Romeo and Juliet) and cast both with...

Getting colder

I first discovered The Winter’s Tale when I saw it at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Prior to seeing the play, I didn’t know the...

Hard knock life for Denmark’s prince

The biggest thing I’m taking away from Hart House Theatre’s production of Hamlet is this: a director with a vision is the best thing...

Up close and personal with Hamlet

The last time I sat in the Hart House lobby to interview actors, they were working on a new play, one that’s almost as...

Trinity actors chill out

If you have ever visited St. George’s Quad at night then you probably already know it’s not a place you want to be. Isolated...

When you cross star-crossed lovers and fun

Watching theatre is never about checking a play off my list of plays I haven’t seen. As with books and movies, every time I...

The Bard meets the King of Pop

Theatre Erindale merges Shakespeare with the ’80s in Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).

Macbeth goes to a lot of toil and trouble

Modern adaptations have a way of removing us from the original work. They ask more of the audience, requiring a clearer understanding of the first piece in order to see the departures in the ones that follow. Most of the time, we just want to be entertained, not challenged.

Something wicked this way comes

In anticipation of Hart House Theatre’s latest production, Shakespeare’s haunting Macbeth, we sat down to chat with director Jeremy Hutton and lead actor William Foley, as technical preparations continued into the cold, dark night ahead...

Shakespeare and beyond

In terms of cultural attractions in Canada, nothing is much more prestigious than the Stratford Festival. Held annually in scenic Stratford, Ontario, it’s the most well-known theatre festival in Canada.
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