It has been a strange year and this blog was as quiet as the theatres. This is what it must have felt like for Shakespeare and company in times of the plague. While Covid-19 plaguing us today, we can look on a bright side since theatres are open again or slowly opening. Now one would … More ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE – ESPECIALLY ONLINE: GENEVA ENGLISH DRAMA SOCIETY
The story of the star-crossed lovers transported into our time but the spirit of the early modern era? This is what Traja Harrell does with his interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – at least when it comes to the cast, which is all male. Else, this performance, called Juliet & Romeo, is all but … More Expressions and Impressions of JULIET & ROMEO
Some people say it’s too long, some say it’s dragging, some say it’s just “words words words.” Yes, Shakespeare’s Hamlet is long, yes, its pace is rather slow, yes, there are a lot of words. However, none of these things need to be negative, especially not when it comes to stage performances. While many directors … More Cogito, ergo sum: Thoughts on HAMLET.