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How it’s New York: This is the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s 26th year, located near Cold Spring, NY (reachable by train and courtesy bus from the station). How it’s (Irish) English: Shakespeare in rep for the summer, along with a witty take on England’s celluloid genius, Alfred Hitchcock. The season runs through Sept. 2. Get […]
Simon Callow (@Stephanie Berger) How It’s New York: Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) briefly hosts Simon Callow’s one-man hit show, Being Shakespeare, transferred transatlantic after a long run on London’s West End. How It’s Irish: Callow attended Queens University Belfast, before dropping out to become an actor. And William Shakespeare, a few years before he […]
How It’s New York: The performances (only through Nov. 10-13) are at NYU’s Skirball Center, so expect a lot of drama students and in the house.How It’s Irish: Pan Pan is one of Ireland’s most innovative young companies. And co-founder Gavin Quinn points out that Shakespeare in Ireland has a particular resonance. “I like to […]
How It’s New York: Long lines, event of the season, the feeling of being in, for getting in. So NYC. How It’s Irish: The Scottish play, on which this is loosely based, or rather maybe what inspired this installation-experience-theatrical-thing, is Shakespeare at his most Celtic (its spare, terrible-things-just -happen structure is just like a Scottish […]
How It’s New York: Shakespeare in the Park is a grand New York tradition. Maybe it doesn’t bring free theatre to the masses the way it did when Joe Papp started it in 1954 (lines are an all day affair; donors get blocks; line-sitters sell their time on Craig’s List) it’s still an experience to […]
How It’s New York: BAM is a New York institution, and a particular source for international entertainment. You aren’t a New York theatregoer if you haven’t been there.How It’s Irish: Some people think the sources for the play include the story “The Children of Lyr.” And Nahum Tate, who rewrote the play to give it […]