Posts Tagged ‘hamlet’

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 14 - Part of a cycle of plays alternately called Fear and Misery in the Third Reich or The Private Life of the Master Race, The Jewish Wife is an anti-Nazi playlet by Bertolt Brecht while he was in exile in Denmark, depicti...

Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...

Dog Days’ James Bobick, as the father Howard, hoists Josh Kelly, portraying the dog Prince, to his feet in an effort to make him stand and reclaim his humanity in second act of the opera. Photo courtesy: Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ) In association with Beth Morrison Projects

Opera Festival Time

Leonard Eureka
Of the three productions composing Fort Worth Opera’s 2015 festival, two –– David T. Little’s Dog Days and Ambroise Thomas’ rarely seen version of Hamlet –– are area premieres. The third, Verdi’s La Traviata, is...

Battleground Wittenberg

Dr. Faustus and Martin Luther fight for Hamlet’s soul in Amphibian Stage Production’s current show.
For a show that explores sober themes like the conflict between faith and reason, Amphibian Stage Productions’ Wittenberg has a surprising amount of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Playwright David Davalos’ highly litera...

“Wittenberg” at Amphibian

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page is a review of Wittenberg, a bawdy comedy about religion and philosophy that’s enjoying an excellent Southwest premiere by Amphibian Productions. Playwright David Davalos’ script imagines what...

Bard to Tears?

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight (Thursday) is opening night for Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 production of Hamlet, and although I didn’t catch the preview, the show promises to be vibrant and highly accessible. This week’s ”Stage” pie...

Trinity Shakes’ Hamlet Onboard

With Andrew Milbourn in the lead, The Bard’s drama will crown the annual festival.
Actor Andrew Milbourn first tackled the title role of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet three years ago in a TCU production. He was an undergraduate whose only previous experience with the Elizabethan playwright was an eighth-grad...

Infinite Jest

Kristian Lin
It’s high time that America discovered Steve Coogan. The 43-year-old needle-nosed native of Manchester, England, is hugely popular in the U.K. as the star of several TV shows and smart, funny postmodern comedy films (Tris...