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04.22.2013 | | Posted at 10:48 AM
By David Luhrssen
 James Earl Jones first heard Shakespeare in the cornfield of his family’s farm, where his uncle began reciting from Julius Caesar while hoeing. The elevated musicality of those words became the seed that grew into a towering career. Jones is one of several actors and directors who contributed essays to a meaningful new collection on the most enduring writer in the English language, Livin...
04.01.2012 | | Posted at 07:22 AM

Off The Wall’s Latest Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
  The fun thing about Shakespeare is its multiplicity. Each show has at least two or three sets of characters in various plot entanglements. If one end of a production isn’t doing terribly well, there’s invariably some other end of it that’s remarkable. And so it is that Off The Wall Theatre takes a journey into The Tempest. One of my personal favorites, I’ve never really been satis...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In Honour, Joanna Murray-Smith explores the cultural phenomenon of a man leaving his wife for a younger woman after decades of marriage. The stage drama makes its way to the Broadway Theatre Center courtesy of Renaissance Theaterworks...
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

Tonight @ American Players Theatre, 8 p.m.

Even those who love William Shakespeare know the Bard was not always at his best. The Tempest, written late in the author's career, is a pastiche of Shakespeare's brightest formulas...
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

Tonight @ American Players Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Even those who love William Shakespeare know the Bard was not always at his best. The Tempest, written late in the author's career, is a pastiche of Shakespeare's brightest...
Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011

Tonight @ American Players Theatre, 6 p.m.

Even those who love William Shakespeare know the Bard was not always at his best. The Tempest, written late in the author's career, is a pastiche of Shakespeare's brightest formulas...
12.18.2010 | | Posted at 02:24 PM

Two different soundtracks to two different productions—one quite local, the other quite distant.

By Russ Bickerstaff
The $20 million film production of The Tempest that was released by Miramax/Touchstone pictures earlier this month my not make it to Milwaukee cinemas any time soon. It’s already been released elsewhere. Despite a huge budget very slick special effects, filmed Shakespeare that opens in limited release isn’t as popular as more contemporary stuff. It runs the risk of hitting home video first, l...
06.25.2010 | | Posted at 06:58 PM

Outdoor Shakespeare at Alverno

By Russ Bickerstaff
� The Optimist Theatre�debuts a prospective annual outdoor Shakespeare series with a production of The Tempest. Due to slightly haywire scheduling, I was unable to attend the show opening weekend. Thankfully, I had the evening open last night. Due to a weird twist of chance, it ended up being my third outdoor Shakespeare show in six days. Surprisingly, my third trip outside with Shakespeare and a...
06.13.2010 | | Posted at 11:14 AM

Optimist, Alchemist Carte Blanche and the Art Of The Image

By Russ Bickerstaff
In digital wanderings as Spring slides into fall, I’ve run into a few interesting promotional images for shows opening later on this week. Here’s what next weekend looks like in pictures so far: Opening Thursday, June 17th, is Carte Blanche Studios’ promising farce Out Of Order. They recently posted this line drawing on their website. Personally, I kind of like the ambiguity of a standard...

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