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Live streaming Shakespeare during lockdown

Schaubuehne Theatre Hamlet It’s spring 2020 and many of us are confined to home in social isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. With theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas closed, cultural organisations have been quick to announce initiatives...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Mar 2020

The Revenger’s Tragedy (Cheek by Jowl/Piccolo) @ The Barbican Theatre

In producing a play that turns repeatedly on deceitful appearances, both in the spectacles of power and in staged tricks played on the unsuspecting, Cheek by Jowl’s Revenger’s Tragedy turned theatre itself into the grand metaphor. At the production’s...
From: The Bardathon on 6 Mar 2020

The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Barbican Theatre

The Knight of the Burning Pestle opened exactly as one might imagine a Cheek by Jowl production to open. To eerie music, a group of stone-faced actors emerged from behind a central white block on a bare stage, each bringing a chair with them. The chairs...
From: The Bardathon on 9 Jun 2019

Périclès, Prince de Tyr (Cheek by Jowl) @ Les Gémeaux, Sceau

NB This piece is based on the first two public performance as well as the final two pre-opening rehearsal runs. I am grateful to Cheek by Jowl for so generously allowing me to observe the final stages of preparation. Cheek by Jowl last assayed Pericles...
From: The Bardathon on 9 Mar 2018

Cheek by Jowl stream of The Winter’s Tale

A live recording of Cheek by Jowl’s current acclaimed production of The Winter’s Tale is available to stream free of charge until 7 May. Visit their page to watch it.
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 25 Apr 2017

The Winter’s Tale (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Barbican: A Year On

Regular readers will know that I’m writing a book on Cheek by Jowl, a labour of love that will hopefully be out in 2018. It’s been fifteen months since I went out to Paris to watch the first two performances of The Winter’s Tale after...
From: The Bardathon on 24 Apr 2017

Directing Shakespeare

Michael Bogdanov With the sudden death of Michael Bogdanov this week theatre directors and their importance in the staging of Shakespeare’s plays have been on my mind in the build up to Shakespeare’s birthday. Shakespeare was the first director...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Apr 2017

The Winter’s Tale live streaming: a play for our times

A scene from Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale, with its theme of the pain of loss followed by the joy of resurrection, is a play that is particularly appropriate around Easter and Shakespeare’s Birthday, while...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Apr 2017

The Winter’s Tale (Cheek by Jowl) @ Les Gemeau

I was planning deliberately not to blog about Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale. Not only did I see the first two previews, at a point when (even by Cheek by Jowl’s fluid standards) the show was still developing, but I also spent a few...
From: The Bardathon on 29 Jan 2016

Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Barbican – live stream

I have already written two reviews of Cheek by Jowl’s Measure for Measure (here and here), but tonight I had an opportunity to see it again, this time in the company’s first ever live broadcast. Firstly, it’s an extraordinary offering....
From: The Bardathon on 22 Apr 2015

Cheek by Jowl’s Measure for Measure coming to your laptop!

A scene from Cheek by Jowl’s Measure for Measure Cheek by Jowl’s Russian-language production of Measure for Measure, currently at the Barbican Theatre in London until 25 April, has received fantastic reviews. It’s been sold out for...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Apr 2015

Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Silk Street Theatre, Barbican

These notes supplement my review of the production in Moscow, here. The production I travelled to Moscow to see performed before a native speaking audience has made it at last to the UK, with a new Duke, an updated design and English-language (Shakespearean)...
From: The Bardathon on 17 Apr 2015

Cheek by Jowl and Shakespeare’s Globe in the news

Tom Hollander as Celia and Adrian Lester as Rosalind, As YOu Like It, Cheek by Jowl, 1991 Two theatre companies which have made their mark by performing Shakespeare have recently made announcements about future programming and projects. First, Cheek by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Dec 2014

Measure for Measure (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Pushkin Theatre, Moscow

At a hair under two hours long, Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s Measure for Measure stripped the play back to its bare bones. Elbow’s subplot was gone, Pompey’s tenure as hangman reduced to a few fragmented lines, Lucio’s relationship...
From: The Bardathon on 24 Nov 2014

Ubu Roi (Cheek by Jowl) @ Theatre of Nations, Moscow

Normally I would not be writing about a production of a Jarry play on this blog. However, given that the play itself draws liberally on Macbeth, Richard III and Hamlet; that this production is by a company about whom I am preparing to write a book; and...
From: The Bardathon on 23 Nov 2014

Macbeth, Trafalgar Studios; Ubu Roi, Silk Street Theatre, Barbican

I’m usually wary of Macbeth. It’s the witches, really: how do you stage them when for a modern audience a witch connotes not terror, but trick or treat? The current production at the Trafalgar Studios confronts this issue head on by creating a dystopic...
From: Parthenissa on 21 Apr 2013

Ballads or stern and bloody banquets

An interesting woodcut came to my attention this week as I was reading through handfuls (or screenfuls) of broadside ballads.  It was typically crude, very violent, and strangely unfit for the subject matter.  Indeed, the illustration accompanies a...
From: Tympan and Frisket on 12 Oct 2012

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