Tag Archives: Shakespeare
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Macbeth (Freewill Shakespeare Festival at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Society) “Leaders Wanted.” “Why Not You?” “Volunteer Here.” At the start of Macbeth, three raffish figures in scavenged combat gear stand onstage holding signs and eyeballing … Continue reading
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The time is out of joint (I think we can all agree with Prince of Denmark on that). Isolating, infuriating, anxiety-making, rippling with hints of mortality and “the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh … Continue reading
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca But soft! We bring you birthday news. The playwright-in-residence at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival celebrates his big 4-5-7 today with with alternate plans for a second pandemic summer. Where there’s a Will there’s a way. “So, … Continue reading
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.” — Hamlet No one ever said he was a repository of positive thinking, … Continue reading
Just in time for Will’s birthday, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival has a new artistic director: Dave Horak
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Many happy returns, Will. True, the 32nd edition of E-town’s outdoor festival in his honour has, alas, been cancelled this summer, postponed till 2021, and for entirely good reasons. But there’s welcome news to be had … Continue reading
Got To Get You Into My Life: Will and the Fab Four do love love love. As You Like It at the Citadel, a review.
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Party time. True, there are as many ways to century-swap and play dress-up with Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy As You Like It as there are theatre artists, impresarios, and music industry sages to dream them up. … Continue reading
All you need is love: the Bard teams up with the Beatles in As You Like It, at the Citadel. A preview.
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The musical rom-com that opens Thursday on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage, is the work of a starry creative team. All the world might be a stage, yeah yeah yeah, but history’s hottest playwright and most popular … Continue reading
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Juliet: A Revenge Comedy (Stage 36, La Cité Auditorium) “I don’t think I’m in Verona any more,” says Juliet. No kidding. Funny how possibilities for travel seem to multiply when you don’t die on purpose, at … Continue reading
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There is a strange magic about a play where brute tragedy gives way to pastoral comedy, realism mixes it up with romance, and dramatic scenes abut presentational vaudeville. The Winter’s Tale has the optical weirdness of … Continue reading
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A passing squirrel, who turned his back to the stage, was not convinced. And the wind whispering through the poplars sounded downright skeptical this weekend in the park when a lovestruck young man tore himself away … Continue reading