Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day Shakespeare

My city is encased in ice at the moment, and all of my clients are safe at home, sitting by the fire and sipping hot chocolate. So, it's the perfect day for me to catch up on Shakespeare tasks, like purchasing my London theater tickets for this summer!

First on the schedule: Much Ado About Nothing with "Dr. Who" co-stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate as Benedick and Beatrice. I know. I know.

Next up: Richard III at the Old Vic, starring Kevin Spacey in the title role. This is the third installment in the three-year Bridge Project, directed by Sam Mendes, which last year featured a fascinating pairing of The Tempest and As You Like It.

My trip also includes a one-week course at Oxford University, called "Riot and Rebellion in Shakespeare's London." As part of that, we're taking a field trip to the Globe, so I'll get at least one more Shakespeare play on the schedule.

Meanwhile, here's an interesting article about why it might be preferable to skip productions of the "lost Shakespeare play" Cardenio/Double Falsehood, which was recently enshrined in the Arden Shakespeare series.

1 comment:

  1. I am incredibly jealous! Two brilliant actors performing the Bard. I can't wait to hear your review!