Posts in category "Goodman Theatre"

The unmeetable Vera Stark

The unmeetable Vera Stark
A search on the Encyclopedia Britannica website for Vera Stark yields two hits: Mike Leigh, a British writer and director, and the National Science Foundation. Vera Stark has no Wikipedia page, and if one ignores references to Lynn Nottage‘s play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Goodman Theatre, through June 2) and to a South... Read more »

Goodman Theatre's 'Measure' anything but measured with Shakespeare's play

Goodman Theatre's 'Measure' anything but measured with Shakespeare's play
Shakespeare’s plays are comparable, in some ways, to the paintings of Mark Rothko. The more one tries to imitate or to tweak them, the more one realizes how delicately and deliberately balanced they are, and how hopelessly they collapse if the balancing act is frustrated. Robert Falls‘ interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” at the... Read more »