Tag Archives: Drama

Sweat at Cleveland Play House: A Quick Review

I just want to write a quick review of the play Sweat, which I saw at the Cleveland Play House last weekend. I had been looking forward to that show ever since this season was announced, and Sweat did not … Continue reading

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Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet

Last Friday, I ventured to the other side of the world, or rather Tremont, to see Romeo and Juliet. My friend and I sat in lawn chairs eating sandwiches from Potbelly as we waited for the play to begin. I … Continue reading

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The Very Truth and Nature of Ambivalance: My Thoughts on Romeo and Juliet

On an earlier post commemorating the birthday (really the day of his baptism) of Shakespeare, I commented that “I hate Romeo and Juliet just as much as the next person.” A commenter asked me, “How you can you hate Romeo … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Review

Last year, at the end of The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, it occurred to me that their productions are the ideal way to watch Shakespeare comedies. These productions, performed all over Cleveland, are free outdoor … Continue reading

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Coriolanus Review

When I saw Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn last summer, I listened to the audio commentary. In it, the director pointed out that successful people are often punished for their success with promotions. He pointed to the story … Continue reading

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What does Hamlet Do?

One of the ongoing debates regarding Hamlet is whether or not Hamlet is, as many critics contend, Hamlet is “unable to make up his mind.”  In the mind of critics such as Coleridge and Goethe, Hamlet is a thinker, and … Continue reading

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