Tag Archives: Theatre

Theatre Review: Things I Know to Be True

For years, I have pitched the idea that knowledge and beliefs are two different thought processes. The former deals with facts and data. The later with assumptions. Each leads to a different type of truth. Knowledge is about truths that … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: She Loves Me

Here we go again. A revival of a musical (She Loves Me, 1963) predated by two movies (Shop Around the Corner, 1939 and The Good Old Summer Time, 1949) and followed by another movie (You’ve Got Mail, 1998). With so … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Romeo and Juliet

A couple of decades ago, we travelled to Straford-Upoin-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace. We purchased tickets to all the shows playing at the theatre there. One production was Romeo and Juliet. I recall that the local controversy was the age of the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Catch Me If You Can

My regular readers know that I’m usually a bit skeptical about transferring a story from one medium, such as a novel or movie, to the stage. In the past, I did my research by reading the novel or watching the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: The Odd Couple

Kids are cruel. Especially boys. At least, when I was growing up in the 1960’s. An easy taunt was to discover someone’s middle name, usually something perceived at quirky, and call the boy by that name. ”Oscar” is actually my … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Daphne’s Dive

Do we speak aloud our history? Or, do we remain silent? Do we acknowledge our traumas? Or, do we avoid our ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences)? Do we challenge our evil? Or, do we avoid confrontation? Do we confine ourselves to … Continue reading

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Theatre Review(s): The Post-Covid Season

In 1592 the plague spread across the City of London. Among other measures the leaders took to limit the spread of the plague was to close the theatres. Some acting troupes may have taken their costumes and props on the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Midsummer 90

Some updates for fans of the American Shakespeare Center.  They have extended the dates for the BlkFrsTV streaming of their 4 shows from the Renaissance Season (Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, and A King and … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: A King and No King

The final show now streaming on BlkFrsTV, from the American Shakespeare Center’s Renaissance Season, is A King and No King.  Not familiar?  Can’t recall which Folio that came from?  Well, it is not a play by Shakespeare.  So, why is the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review(s): Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 on BckFrsTV

The American Shakespeare Center has released the next two plays from their Renaissance Season for BlkFrsTV (streaming videos of the shows that would have otherwise be playing in the BlackFrairs Theatre in Staunton, VA): Henry IV, Part 1 & 2. … Continue reading

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