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Leigh and Melissa’s delightful Hamlette

A two-person female Hamlet set in contrast to the drudgery of office work?
It takes two
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 28, 2012

The Gamm’s entrancing Hamlet

For many years, Tony Estrella is perhaps the strongest off-Trinity actor around here. One performance in particular — his 1997 Hamlet title role for Alias Stage — has had devoted theatergoers talking about it ever since.
The stuff of greatness
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 11, 2011

Review: Next to Normal is part-musical, part-drama

Musicals have been made about everything from finicky felines to a wheel-chaired victim pushed overboard by terrorists. So Next to Normal 's focus on bipolar disorder is hardly an eyebrow-raiser these days. An impressive touring production is at the Pr
Ordinary people
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 25, 2011

Pluck and determination

People have always thought that Joanna Newsom was indulgent. At first, it was about her voice — the kind of nasal yelp that usually keeps a performer from getting on stage at all. Then, on her second album, it was about her vocabulary and her instrumen
Joanna Newsom's masterful Have One On Me
By RICHARD BECK  |  March 12, 2010

Taking up Arms

As might be expected from a band who take their name from Hamlet's "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, Arms Against a Sea appear conflicted on their debut full-length, The Martyr, the Culprit, the Price .
Deliberating on The Martyr, the Culprit, the Price
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 19, 2010

Orwell and Shakespeare in a Minute

"I thought we were going to be talking about windmills," Jenny Sawyer mutters as she looks into the camera, sandwiched between two pigs.
Second-Hand Books Dept.
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  January 29, 2010

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A Danish punk

The sad mad Danish prince is probably the most oft-quoted tragic hero in the English language, but he's a lot more than that. He is also, as I was reminded recently by a theater companion encountering him for the first time, pretty exasperating to be a
The Theater at Monmouth's Hamlet
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 07, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
Plays for A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009

Players' prince

This Hamlet is as lucid a production as you’re going to see.
ASP Hamlet takes the Strand stage
By ED SIEGEL  |  October 24, 2006

Fleet prince

“Sweet maid” Gertrude calls Ophelia. And all these years you thought she was referring to Hamlet’s unfortunate lady love as a virgin.
Trinity Rep gives us Hamlet with rampaging energy and an incipient drinking problem
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 09, 2006

Hamlet unbraced

When Prince Harry dressed up as a Nazi for his ill-fated costume party, most of the world was shocked. Robert Richmond saw parallels to the Melancholy Dane.
Aquila brings the Dane to town
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  January 12, 2006