Gabriel Josipovici— Hamlet is the best-known work of literature in the English (and perhaps any) language, but it is also one of the most puzzling. We all feel we know it intimately, yet when we try to put that knowledge into words we find we hardly know it at all.
On Saturday, October 17th, the legendary Old Vic Theatre of London opened their first preview for Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 tour de force of American theater The Hairy Ape, directed by Richard Jones and starring Bertie Carvel as O’Neill’s antihero Yank Smith. The Old Vic asked Yale University Press biographer Robert
In Why Acting Matters, respected and insightful writers on movies and theater David Thomson examines the allure of the performing arts for both the artist and the audience member while addressing the paradoxes inherent in acting itself. Thomson reflects on on-stage versus film acting, and on the cult of celebrity. He scrupulously
Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! Once again, there is a lot to share this week from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week, we move beyond the language of tolerance, learn about the
“At the O’Neill, we were all engaged with full-hearted passion in sometimes the silliest of exercises, and all in service of finding that wiggly, elusive creature, a new play.”—Meryl Streep The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibit by the New York Public Library and The O’Neill:
Last Sunday, theater lovers tuned into the Tony Awards, Broadway’s famous awards show. Many of the plays and musicals we regard today as classics have won Tony awards, and many of the theater professionals involved in their creation have had storied careers. Two of these artists are the composer and