Posts tagged "shakespeare"

So, That Macbeth Trailer...

…looks dismal, grim, and heavy. Which is fantastic! That’s the exact vibe of the play, which is basically Macbeth losing his soul for a kingdom and Lady Macbeth going full blown sociopath. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is set in 11th century Scotland, roundabouts, and the movie was filmed in various locations in England and the Isle of Skye... Read more »

"Our little life is rounded with a sleep."

This post is brought to you by Blogapalooz-Hour! Tonight’s challenge is to “write about sleep and the impact it has had on your life now or at any point in your life.” I could have gone with the famous Hamlet quote, “To sleep, perchance to dream,” but I decided to go with The Tempest. This... Read more »

Back Room Shakespeare: Trashing the Notion of Shakespeare As 'Highbrow' One Play At A Time

Way back in January, I saw The Tempest performed by the Back Room Shakespeare Project on a cold and snowy evening in Chicago. On May 4th, I caught the last two and a half acts of Othello, performed at The Radler in Logan Square. I had every intention of catching the entire thing, but these... Read more »
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Storms, Spirits, and Sorcerers: Shakespeare's The Tempest in Chicago Tonight

In the wilds of Shakespeare’s mind, an exiled sorcerer lives on an island with his young daughter. The sorcerer, Prospero, sees a ship drawing near the island: a ship containing the brother and king that betrayed him. He concocts a tempest that sinks the ship and strands everyone but the ship’s crew on the island... Read more »