The theater offering at the Alpine festival features reworked classics by Shakespeare and one of the event’s founders.
Shakespeare’s Globe survived Elizabethan plagues. Today’s version got through the coronavirus pandemic, but tough times lie ahead.
A lusty new production is both an enticement and a warning as we tentatively explore intimacy after a year of forced solitude.
Set at a Southern barbecue, James Ijames’s hilarious update on Shakespeare sees a recipe for liberation in the story of family disaster.
Josh O’Connor and Jessie Buckley star as the star-crossed lovers in a compelling stage-film hybrid adaptation.
Lupita Nyong’o and Juan Castano star in a podcast adaptation that delivers the poetry — in Spanish and English — but not the fire.
Gorgeous but thin, this half-hour experiment from the Royal Shakespeare Company turns Puck into an avatar and “theatergoers” into fireflies.
Republicans are still trying to muzzle a smack-talking Trump.
The International Theater Amsterdam presented Ivo van Hove’s exhilarating Shakespeare marathon in a one-off, livestreamed production.
Tom Brady rose from obscurity to become a standard-bearing quarterback hero, jousting with many characters along the way. We asked experts in various fields if they could cite similar sagas through history.
Pundits have likened the president to Lear, to Hamlet, to Macbeth, to Coriolanus. That may have been four years of wishful thinking.
In 1861, a pro-Southern mob wanted to block the tallying of electoral votes for Lincoln. So did some congressmen.
Brave Spirits Theater expected to mount an ambitious cycle of eight history plays. Instead it became yet another victim of the pandemic.
A reader says the Bard’s heroes, unlike the president, were remorseful in the end. Also: Children at play among the leaves.
The Broadway marquee was up, but this crowd-pleasing musical never made it out of Seattle. Among the creative differences: How fat should Falstaff be?
The desolate beauty of the winemaking tradition on Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, is evidence of human resilience in the face of adversity.
How can you get your cultural fix when many arts institutions remain closed? Our writers offer suggestions for what to listen to, read and watch.
Electric performances, led by André Holland, transcend didacticism in an audio rendition that replaced a Shakespeare in the Park production.
A character actor who eventually also took leading roles, Mr. Holm had a range that went from the sweet-tempered to the psychotic.
The more you read, the more you realize Shakespeare is woven into the fiber of the English language.
All the world with an internet connection has suddenly become a stage. A lot of those stages have programmed Shakespeare.
In this time of crisis, Michiko Kakutani writes, we are reminded that literature provides historical perspective, connecting us with others who lived through similar events.