It's Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' but not as you know it

Stage Apr 30, 2019

It's Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' but not as you know it

by Nobuko Tanaka

With praise for his "Hamlet" with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2016 still ringing in his ears — and the plum job of artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C. awaiting him in August — Simon Godwin is an undoubted darling ...

To be or not to be ... so it seems

Stage Mar 21, 2017

To be or not to be ... so it seems

by Nobuko Tanaka

John Caird is widely known as the co-director with fellow Englishman Trevor Nunn of "Les Miserables," which opened in the West End 1985 and is still playing there in the longest-ever London run for a musical. However, Caird's illustrious career as a writer and director ...

Uyama's new 'Lear' acts his age

Stage Jan 7, 2015

Uyama's new 'Lear' acts his age

by Mika Eglinton

"You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both!" ("King Lear," Act 2, Scene 4) 'King Lear" is often seen as a rite of passage for actors, one of the ultimate roles to conquer and a grueling ...