Hamlet in Harold Pinter Theatre

When the Almeida Theatre's Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke, opened in February I didn't really register it. By the summer I had a vague idea that it was a hit and had had great reviews, but that's about it. One of my job perks is that there is, couple times a year, the odd free … Continue reading Hamlet in Harold Pinter Theatre

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Tonight at the opera: Shakespeare edition, vol. 1

As luck and coincidence would have it, I'm seeing two operas based on a Shakespeare play back to back this summer. This past Saturday, I went to Glyndebourne to see the Australian composer Brett Dean's Hamlet, and on Sunday, I'm seeing Verdi's Otello (yes, with That Tenor) at the Royal Opera. The Glyndebourne trip was … Continue reading Tonight at the opera: Shakespeare edition, vol. 1