Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Unlacing Shakespeare’s women: the Bard goes burlesque at the Capitol Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Think of them as the ultimate theatre buffs: reveals are their speciality. Send In The Girls Burlesque comes to the stage of Fort Edmonton Park’s vintage Capitol Theatre Friday and Saturday, in honour of Alberta Culture … Continue reading

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Thou Art Where? A roving production of Shakespeare’s Will in a cemetery, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Thou Art Here!, a company that does Shakespeare meet-and-greets in unexpected locations, takes us to a graveyard. It’s dusk. Five ghostly women appear through the trees in the distance and come towards us. As the daylight … Continue reading

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Mrs. Shakespeare gets her voice back, in a graveyard: Shakespeare’s Will with Thou Art Here!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “A woman dancing on a grave.” That’s the image that inspired the roving outdoor production of Vern Thiessen’s Shakespeare’s Will opening Thursday in a cemetery near you, says director Andrew Ritchie. So decisively did that image … Continue reading

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“Grotesque fun” with Shakespeare: Macbeth Muet and the return of Surreal SoReal. A Fringe preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Grotesque fun,” says Jon Lachlan Stewart. “There’s a lot of laughs in our production. And then there’s not….” He’s talking about Macbeth Muet, a 60-minute version of Shakespeare’s swift and brutal tragedy that dismisses every Forsooth … Continue reading

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O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo? Kill Your Television returns with Shakespeare’s R&J

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Meet Daphne.” A quartet of Edmonton’s hottest young actors, all in their early 20s, did the introductions last week at the end of a rehearsal day at the Roxy. Their director was amused.  In the course … Continue reading

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In love with Shakespeare: the Citadel’s season-opener is a sumptuous love letter to theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the entertainment world there’s no shortage of movies transformed into stage extravaganzas (thank Disney for a slew of them). It happens all the time, with motives no one would call pure. So it’s a special … Continue reading

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From Romeo to Shakespeare: meet Andrew Chown, the actor who plays the mystery man

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca So who is William Shakespeare anyhow? The world has always wondered. And in the romantic comedy that opens the season Thursday on the Citadel mainstage, we meet the mystery man himself — as a young working … Continue reading

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“We’re all in this together” forsooth: the spirit of inclusion in the Citadel season opener

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Shall I compare thee to a … sum … a sum … a something, something… Damn it.” In the opening scene of the play that launches the new Citadel  season Thursday, we meet an up-and-coming playwright … Continue reading

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