Tag: William Shakespeare

  • Directing at a (safe) distance: MACBETH IN THE DARK

    Some months ago, I watched David Berthold interview the great director Peter Sellars. Among other things, Sellars noted the possible upsides of the pandemic. “There’s an upside?” I wondered. But Sellars said something which I’ve kept front and centre in my thinking for the past almost 6 months: “The virus is our teacher.”  Those five…

  • Hold the slings and arrows: stocktaking Queensland theatre (Act 1)

    If you subscribe to theatre-related blogs, then your feed-reader during the past week or so will be overflowing with posts where the words ‘Outrageous Fortune’ will almost certainly appear.  It’s the title of a new book on the state of American playwrighting, and it’s getting the best kind of publicity on the web – the…

  • Oh for a muse of fire …

    This post gets a lot of hits, and I puzzled over it for awhile. I then realised it’s because of the Shakespearean quote which is the title. So for all of you who have come here expecting to find more about the muse of fire, here’s some info to get you surfing on. The quote…