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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

Review: Hamlet at the dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum – October 2019

Review by Dr Ema Vyroubalová (TCD) of Hamlet, directed by Geoff O’Keeffe, dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum, October 2019. Hamlet runs from 9-25th October 2019. Tickets available on the dlr Mill Theatre website. With this lively fast-paced...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 24 Oct 2019

Free screening of Kaliyattam (based on Othello) – Indian Shakespeares project

As part of the Indian Shakespeares project at Queen’s University Belfast, a free screening of the 1997 Malayalam language film Kaliyattam (based on Shakespeare’s Othello) will be held on Friday 20th September. The film with English subtitles...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 13 Sep 2019

The John Webster #websterthon

  Title page of The Duchess of Malfi quarto In June 2019 the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, is celebrating another of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, John Webster, in the seventh of their marathon playreadings. Webster’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Jun 2019

Theatre: Romeo and Juliet at dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum

From the dlr Mill theatre Dundrum website. Directed by Geoff O’Keeffe for MILL PRODUCTIONS, this abridged version of Romeo and Juliet is an ideal opportunity to expose Junior Cycle students to their first live Shakespeare experience. Throughout...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 13 Mar 2019

Great Caesar’s Ghost

By Dr. John Langdon We have just reached that point where latest night bleeds into earliest morning.  A man paces restlessly in a tent in the middle of a military encampment, all his companions long since asleep.  The crucial battle looms ahead...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Jan 2019

Review: Macbeth at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Review: Macbeth at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin, October 3rd-26th, 2018, directed by Geoff O’Keefe Review by Ema Vyroubalová, Trinity College Dublin. This was an engaging and fast-paced production, notable particularly for its rendering...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 27 Nov 2018

“Macbeth” at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum

Mill Productions present one of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedies. Directed by Geoffrey O’Keeffe and featuring a talented professional cast, this is a traditional production, with genuinely gripping and often affecting performances which...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 2 Oct 2018

Revenge and Forgiveness/War and Peace

By Bob White, The University of Western Australia Title page of 1615 edition of The Spanish Tragedy, by Thomas Kyd. Courtesy of the British Library.At first glance the Elizabethan penchant for revenge tragedy (a term coined by modern critics) or ‘tragedy...
From: Histories of Emotion on 25 Apr 2018

Review: Julius Caesar – National Theatre Live

The National Theatre’s Julius Caesar, screened in cinemas around Ireland on March 22nd, opened with the usual live screening announcements. Microphone in hand, the announcer informed us of the running time, advertised upcoming NT events, and cautioned...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 24 Mar 2018

Encountering Gods: The Curious Case of Epizelus at Marathon

By Lara O’Sullivan, The University of Western Australia Attic red-figure kylix showing Athena slaying the Gigante Enkelados (c. 550–500 BC). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.They had been encamped for days, the 900 Athenian hoplites, while their...
From: Histories of Emotion on 9 Feb 2018

Theatre: “Macbeth” by Icarus Theatre Collective – touring now

[From Icarus Theatre’s Macbeth press release] The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s fear-filled tragedy erupts in Icarus Theatre’s kinetic and blood-thirsty production. Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 6 Feb 2018

Erasmus on the Arts in Luther’s Reformation: A Tragedy

By Kirk Essary, The University of Western Australia The arts had affective import for Erasmus on multiple levels. The emotions themselves are described by the Dutch humanist in categories derived from the ars rhetorica, and according to the genres of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Nov 2017

Generic excitement

Give ear, I pray you, and mark it attentively, for you shall hear the tenor of a strange and tragical comedy. Anthony Munday, Zelauto (1580) Genre: what is it, what does it mean, and how does it organise our experiences in the theatre, in a book or in...
From: Before Shakespeare on 27 Apr 2017

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part

December 31 – January 1 Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio – a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred my imagination is!…Where be your gibes now, your...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 20 Feb 2017

Everything and nothing: Hamlet, Part 1

December 28 O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I! (2.2.527) “I think I’m going to switch back to beer,” I announced, not they cared. My wife, brother, and I were chatting after our Christmas dinner, observed. In the fridge, there...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 19 Feb 2017

Review: Hamlet by Icarus Theatre Collective at Cork Opera House

Review: Hamlet by Icarus Theatre Collective at Cork Opera House – 6th Feb. 2017Review by Edel Semple Icarus Theatre Collective’s Hamlet, on tour in Ireland and the UK at present, packages itself as “Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 11 Feb 2017

Balcony scenes: Romeo and Juliet

1.1Outside Capulet’s house When I cupped her boob, laughter erupted. “What’s so funny?” I asked my friend. “You’re standing, like, five feet away from her,” he said. His father thrust his hips back and shot...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 9 Feb 2017

Theatre: “Hamlet” – Icarus Theatre touring Ireland

A company of seasoned classical actors embrace the brutality of the greatest play ever written. A gripping, ensemble style brings exhilaration and violence to the unforgettable music and delicacy of the words. Blending traditional and physical theatre...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 27 Jan 2017

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