william shakespeare

Shakespeare on the Common returns to Boston with "Richard III"

What better way to spend a summer evening than catching a free, open-air Shakespeare play? When Shakespeare on the Common returns to the grassy stage, Faran Tahir will take on the titular role in Richard III. A graduate of American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) Institute for Advanced Theater...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:50am

What to expect as Shakespeare in the Park takes on Othello

Chukwudi Iwuji and Corey Stoll are veterans of Shakespeare, the Public Theater and Central Park's summer series Shakespeare in the Park. But both men are new to their roles in Othello, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson for this summer’s production at Central Park’s...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:05pm

Public Theater's 'As You Like It' features gay couples

After courting controversy with its Trump-inspired “Julius Caesar” earlier this summer, the Public Theater isn’t shying away from putting modern takes on its Shakespeare productions. For its final free show of the season at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, the Public...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:20pm

Nude Shakespeare in the park is back with an all-male 'Hamlet'

Another nude Shakespeare production is coming to a New York City park, and this time it’s the men’s turn to bare all in the name of art. After staging a nude, all-female version of “The Tempest” last summer, Torn Out Theater is back with an all-male staging of “...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:28pm

‘Julius Caesar’ actor Corey Stoll tells all about Trump production

At least one actor in the controversial Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar” thought it was a bad idea to get President Trump involved. Corey Stoll played the traitorous best friend Brutus in the play that closed June 18. And he says he didn’t know when he...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:53pm

TNT’s ‘Will’ Laurie Davidson used rap to get into Shakespeare

It’s about time William Shakespeare got an origin story as exciting, sexy and violent as his plays. TNT’s new drama “Will,” premiering July 10, ditches powdered wigs and formality to turn 16th-century London into the seductive and dangerous world that it was, where people...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:20pm

This all-girl Julius Caesar is Mean Girls come to life

Shakespeare’s plays may be over 400 years old, but they haven’t aged a day. Their universal themes — love, greed, obsession, revenge — mean even the same play can have infinite interpretations. This season brings a rare treat of a side-by-side comparison with two very...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:04pm

Julius Caesar is done — what's next for outdoor theater in NYC

New York City's 2017 outdoor theater season got off to an exciting start with the modern-day adaptation of “Julius Caesar” that turned ancient Rome into Trump’s America. While Shakespeare in the Park does tend to grab headlines, it’s just one of many productions bringing...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 7:35pm

Shakespeare in the Park's 'Julius Caesar' takes aim at Donald Trump

A prestigious New York theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” has raised controversy for casting a Donald Trump lookalike as the assassinated dictator. In the Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare in the Park production of Shakespeare’s political tragedy about the...

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:15pm