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11.11.2014 | 16 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Feast of Crispian is a fascinating project that pairs theater professionals with U.S. military veterans. For the last 18 months, Jim Tasse and his colleagues have been working with veterans from the Zablocki V.A. teaching acting techniques with specific Shakespeare scenes to enrich and inform on more formal therapies.The work is ready for a formal performance, which will occur tomorrow in a pu...
11.10.2014 | 17 days ago | Posted at 03:43 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) simply refuses to die. So many have tried to kill it in the past, but it keeps coming back again and again and again and again. Local groups who have staged the comedy have included The Milwaukee Rep and Soulstice Theatre. Gretchen Mahkorn was quite charming in a staging of the comedy as one of The World’s S...
10.01.2014 | 57 days ago | Posted at 06:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
In just a few days, Shakespeare Raw will be staging a what may prove to be a fast and loose version of Macbeth at the beginning of next month. 20 actors play 20 parts in an unrehearsed production that is also advertised as involving a “$#!+ton of booze.”Sounds like fun. The show runs Oct. 6 - 8 at the Best Place in the Historic Pabst Brewery on 901 W. Juneau Ave. Admission is $10 or $5 for t...
07.08.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Russ Bickerstaff
Milwaukee-based director Leda Hoffmann is clearly having a lot of fun with The Comedy of Errors. The production she is directing as it is being staged with Door Shakespeare in Bailey's Harbor. That fun is kinetic enough to transfer to the stage in the intimate outdoor theater in Door County. The trees and their leaves serve as much of the set of the outdoor space with only a couple of constructed ...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Alchemist stages Shakespeare’s timeless tale

 Let’s see: adultery, betrayal, infidelity, murder, mutilation and the requisite sibling rivalry in a fight for power, lust and gold. Just another modern day reality TV show? Something to do with really, really desperate “housewives
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 One of many plays by William Shakespeare to be staged in Wisconsin this summer, the Optimist Theatre’s As You Like It has the distinction of being perhaps the only one presented for free. Optimist has been doing a free outdoor
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 As programming choices go, Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is either one of the easiest or most difficult to make. On the one hand, Hamlet has instant recognition. Everyone read it in high school
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Is there any literary character more malevolent than Shakespeare's Richard III? Deformed of body, malignant of mind, Richard murders his way to the throne of England. The “poisonous bunch-backed toad” is eventually undone, but not before killing...

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