Tagged with Brian Clinnin

From Machiavelli to Samsara: Trinity Shakespeare Festival 2017

RICHARD III The term Machiavellian gets applied to Richard III often, referencing the incarnation of the king William Shakespeare created for a British court focused on dynastic justification. It frequently inspires two kinds of portrayals of the titular character on stage. They are 1) a supremely vile psychopath who rages at the drop of a … Continue reading

Bard Bonanza 2012: Trinty Shakespeare Festival

BARD BONANZA 2012: True confession. In spite of the wretched, encroaching N. Texas heat, I must confess I relish this time of the year because it’s regional Shakespeare Festival time. Hurray! I would eagerly review Shakespeare festivals everywhere, all year long. Best “Midsummer Night’s Dream” I ever saw was a bi-lingual version with 50/50 Russian/ … Continue reading