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10.01.2014 | 29 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 | 113 days ago | 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...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Modern productions of Shakespeare sometimes switch things up with respect to gender. The late Milwaukee Shakespeare created a memorable production of The Taming of the Shrew in which men played all of the roles. This summer...
06.29.2012 | | Posted at 05:57 AM

Summer Shakespeare continues in July

By Russ Bickerstaff
    I can't picture WIlliam Shakespeare in winter. Or in Fall, really. Whenever I picture the man wandering around the streets of early 17th century London, I picture him walking around in summer.    There is more Shakespeare in summer than any other part of the year. This summer I will have seen something like one eighth of his plays. In a couple of days, I will be seeing Two Gentlemen of Ve...