Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two foreign versions of "Romeo and Juliet" to compete on Chinese stages_English_Xinhua

Two foreign versions of "Romeo and Juliet" to compete on Chinese stages

BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Two foreign versions of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" will compete on Chinese stages as part of the Third Festival of National Theaters China closing on Sunday.

Oh Tae-Suk, an award-winning director from the Republic of Korea, will entertain Beijing audience with his Korean version of the tale of tragic lovers at the China Children Art Theater on Thursday and Friday.

Hot on its heels is the Korean interpretation of the medieval Italian tale from the Vilnius City Theater from the Republic of Lithuania. It will be presented on Saturday and wrap up the gala at the National Center of the Performing Arts on Sunday. It is a work by director Oskaras Korsunovas, and has been celebrated wherever it plays.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Australian Stage Online

Australian Stage: Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome by Bell Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing, this is not. With Anatomy Titus Fall of Rome: A Shakespeare Commentary, Bell Shakespeare and the Queensland Theatre Company have created what must be their most challenging production to date. It’s not exactly Shakespeare, not at all PC, and may have left some in the audience in need of a stiff drink. But the aim of Anatomy Titus wasn’t to score ovations. It was to look closely at power and violence without giving anyone the option to change the channel.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Stratford OK's Shakespeare repairs - The Connecticut Post Online

Stratford OK's Shakespeare repairs

STRATFORD -- The long-shuttered Shakespeare Theater will not be ready for Hamlet or even The Producers any time soon.

But nearly 20 years after the last performance in 1989, the once legendary Elm Street showcase will finally be getting a new roof, repairs and a paint job that could pave the way for it's opening next spring.
And it won't even cost the town any money -- for now.

The Town Council on Monday approved a proposal 8-2 that allows the town to enter into a "licensing agreement" with Rhode Island theater producer Bill Hanney, the latest operator chosen to try and renovate and reopen the theater, that permits the developer to put up between $200,000 and $250,000 of his own money to replace and repair the roof, make other repairs and paint the 50-year-old building.