Two books come not to bury the Bard but to bring his writing down to the common ground we share.
Known for her lively, no-gimmick stagings of Shakespeare with Theatre for a New Audience, the director is branching out with ‘Des Moines.’
The director of a new HBO documentary about an overturned conviction in a Nebraska burgh staged a climactic episode in which a community theatre production manages to heal local divisions.
In tracing the development of the predominant acting approach of the 20th century, Isaac Butler makes the case for its far-reaching influence.
His Red Bull Theater puts its emphasis on the language in both its core texts and beyond.
A new book looks at Ivo van Hove’s thoroughgoing process, which is as much about distillation as direction.
The legendary Method company is still home, she says, for those who want to dig deep and surprise themselves.
Western colonizers thought Shakespeare proved their cultural superiority, but a new book explores what his plays have meant to the colonized.
Michael Riedel and John Lahr both summarize decades of reporting on the business—and the art—of show.
Tina Packer tracks the Bard’s growth via his female characters, and James Grissom tracks down divas who alternately inspired and frustrated Williams.