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Dwayne's Macbeth

So foul and fair a day I ain't never seen ...
By DAVID KISH  |  January 11, 2013

Fenix Theatre face the challenges of the Scottish play

Theater's al fresco season is upon us, and once again the Fenix Theatre Company regales us with a Shakespeare classic as we nestle against a hillside in Deering Oaks Park.
They dare do all
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 27, 2012

Colonial’s Macbeth in Wilcox Park

The dolorous Dane provides endless fascination and those star-crossed lovers will never run out of fans, but for sheer density of dramatic emotional conflict nothing beats Macbeth , as the Colonial Theatre is demonstrating in Westerly's Wilcox Park thro
Murder, he wrote
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 20, 2012

Alternatives, and standbys, for summer

The big theater buzz this summer is of course is the Fringe, which actually comprises two overlapping programs from June 26 to July 1.
Life on the Fringe
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 08, 2012

Boston Lyric Opera opens with Verdi's Macbeth

There's too much tinkering here with Verdi's first serious attempt to capture Shakespeare.
Double double
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 11, 2011

Fall Theater Preview: Fall on Boston boards

Fall came early to Boston boards this year, bringing with it "Summertime."
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 16, 2011


52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010

Awake! Awake!

Sleep No More , the second entry in the American Repertory Theater’s mini-season of revisionist Shakespeare, is the least orthodox production of Macbeth you’re likely to see. In fact, it’s linked to Macbeth as much by poetic allusion as by narrative
Sleep No More brings Macbeth to Brookline
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 23, 2009


Roman Polanski in his 1971 adaptation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play opts for grim, sodden, literal realism.
Where were Ian McKellan and Judi Dench?
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 03, 2007

Grand royals

For all our appreciation of Shakespeare for penning vivid characters, that was really a subordinate skill of the Bard.
 An adventurous take on Macbeth
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2006