December 2019 | Workshop | Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Measure for Measure
Sept 10-19, 2019 | The NOLA Project | Production | New Orleans, LA, USA
Review: Shakespeare’s darkest comedy, ‘Measure for Measure’ seems ripped from the headlines
Can Shakespeare truly resonate with contemporary audiences? When the comedy of “Measure for Measure” features corrupt politicians, sexual harassment and hypocritical abuses of power, the NOLA Project’s rendition often bears a ripped-from-the-headlines aura.
A Diverse Shakespeare
W.E.B. Du Bois would be proud of an ongoing effort to “translate” all 38 plays by William Shakespeare into an English intelligible to contemporary patrons of the stage.
“I sit with Shakespeare,” Du Bois wrote, “and he winces not.”
African-American Shakespeare Co. sharpens Macbeth’s dagger
This is not your grandfather’s “Macbeth,” but it is “Macbeth” as adapted in a modern verse translation by Migdalia Cruz and powerfully produced by the African-American Shakespeare Company.
July 13–28, 2019 | African-American Shakespeare Company | Production | San Francisco, CA, USA
Howard Sherman: Shakespeare ‘translations’ can be a gateway drug to the real thing
When the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced, in the autumn of 2015, that it would be commissioning translations of all of Shakespeare’s plays, battle lines were immediately drawn.
Dr. Shakespeare, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Play On
When Lue Douthit, longtime literary director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, told me that she had hired 36 playwrights to translate Shakespeare’s scripts into contemporary English, I didn’t get it.
See Today’s Playwrights Adapt the Shakespeare Canon at Play On! at Classic Stage Company
In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissioned 36 playwrights—more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg—to translate Shakespeare’s canon into contemporary modern English. Beginning this May, the 39 resulting work-in-progress adaptations will be presented at Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company.
Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!
Play On Shakespeare today announces an expansive list of compelling actors and dynamic directors confirmed to participate in the Play on! Festival, presented in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF).