On paper, Shakespeare is all about the language and grappling with the text. But on stage, Shakespeare is a whole new ballgame: Through the actors’ craft, costumes and lights, the words are brought to life.
The first step to playing a character is taking a walk in his shoes and understanding his personality. Jonathan Majors took no such walk — he already found it hard to separate himself from the king.
The Chautauqua Theater Company is soon to take its last curtain call. With the third and final mainstage production of the 2015 season opening Saturday, CTC is ready to unwrap its parting gift for the Chautauquans: the Bard’s Henry V.
There’s an artistry to politics, Beau Willimon said. Conversely, there’s also a certain amount of politics in art.
Nobody puts Emily St. John Mandel in a corner. Her first three novels often get classified as crime novels or…
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My mistake. I initially assumed that the Chautauqua Opera production of Macbeth would be in Norton Hall, a natural setting for this midsize masterpiece of Verdi’s early maturity. Only on my arrival did I realize that it was booked as a one-off in the Amphitheater. Could Macbeth really fill the space à la Aida?
NAME | Staff Photographer Actress Audrey Corsa gestures to other actors. The show opens 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Bratton Theater….
First things first. The Chautauqua Theater Company’s production of The Tempest, probably William Shakespeare’s final play, is excellent: well acted from top to bottom, beautifully and imaginatively costumed by Loren Shaw, and directed with a deft hand. There are a couple of questionable design decisions, I think, but they are quibbles. More about them later.
Lisa Harrow has rarely found a role that scared her. Apart from when she was 16 and played King Lear in a high school production — Prospero is the first.