As the 4th Centenary of Shakespeare's death draws to a close I'm wondering whether humanity has really changed over the past 400 years? Is there now more happiness, fulfilment and peace on our planet? If there is, it's hard to see.
First Nighter: London's Impressive "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew," Charlene James's "Cuttin' It," Daniel Evans's Sizzling "Show Boat"
Surely flashy choreographer Alistair David deserves some credit for the immediate confrontational look. And that's only for
Shakespeare's words changed how people were entertained. What people thought. What people felt. And they continue to do so today.
New breakthroughs in technology have a long history of disrupting the status quo. When I first learned how to type, it was on a manual typewriter that, if you hit the carriage return handle hard enough, might fall off the desk.
Think: a mix of faithful deliveries of the Bard’s powerful lines and plenty of contemporary pop culture references. Plus booze.
The leadership skills displayed by the Republican presidential candidates inspire me. I am a teacher and I recently applied GOP leadership techniques in my classroom. They work like a charm!
Macbeth runs through April 10 in Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. Tickets are $35 to $145, from 510
Photograph:Frances McDormand and Conleth Hill; photo courtesy of kevinberne.com. It stars Conleth Hill (who is probably most
Take away the innocence and eroticism and just hold the knife and Hitchcock's famous montage of blood going down the drain. Does that approximate your reaction to the first news reports coming out of Paris?
So I leave you with three chanced-upon art encounters, which may or may not be art brut, I leave that to you to define. The