Performance Review Archive

Review of the Public Theater’s Julius Caesar

Well, now. It looks like Caesar can really matter to this play! That might seem a not-so-striking discovery. After all, countless European students over many centuries learned to venerate Caesar as a leader of exceptional genius who brought law, order, and civilization to the rugged corners of their continent. One legend familiar to Shakespeare held that Caesar had personally founded...

Shakespeare Performed:
Courtyard Theatre’s King Lear with Sheep

Missouri Williams’s King Lear with Sheep lives up to its title: it stages Shakespeare’s famous play with sheep. More specifically: Shetland, Blackface, and Oxford Down sheep from both urban and agricultural farms in England, who have played Lear in a wide variety of heaths. The play premiered in a former timber warehouse at Surrey Docks in East London in June...