Teaching an old Hamlet new tricks
This “Hamlet,” which reunites Paul Giamatti with his fellow Yale School of Drama graduate and the Yale Repertory Theatre’s artistic director James Bundy, presents Shakespeare’s longest play as a tragedy of arrested development: the Melancholy Dane by way of Buster Bluth.
Caught in the Horns of a ‘Dilemma’
Reviewing the Yale Cabaret’s new show “Dilemma!” after seeing it just once is like reviewing a choose-your-own-adventure novel after a single read-through. Thanks to the show’s unique format, there are far more paths through the play than the one I witnessed.
“Remembrances of Days Foregone”: Shakespeare at Yale Rep
To step into “Shakespeare at the Yale Rep” might well be to venture into the “dark backward and abysm of time.” But the first image that greets visitors couldn’t be more bright and colorful: Avery Brooks, arms flung wide, exults in a colorful feathered robe as King Lear in a lavish Olmec-inspired 2004 production. In »
“True West” blazes new territory, goes without Sudler
A performing space lit and furnished with household items. Audience seating that consists of comfy couches. The smell of real toast being made onstage in front of you. This production of “True West” by Sam Shepard, a directorial debut for Peregrine Heard ’12, tests the boundaries between performance and reality. As the production’s theater is »