Was exhausted. Now exhilarated. But still exhausted.

So. Sorry for no post on Monday… I was still recovering from my weekend of filming.

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AYL: the 2010 Shakespeare’s Globe version

So, as part of my due diligence, directing As You Like It, I like to go back and look at some of the past versions of the play that I can find on film or video. Now, through the month of November, it’s been just films.

Today, wrapping the series of reviews, is the 2006 version… and as we’re now in December, let’s call this your early Christmas gift…

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AYL: the 2006 Branagh version (I love you, Branagh, but you’re not Kurosawa)

So, as part of my due diligence, directing As You Like It, I like to go back and look at some of the past versions of the play that I can find on film or video.

Today, we have the 2006 version…

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AYL: the 1992 version

So, as part of my due diligence, directing As You Like It, I like to go back and look at some of the past versions of the play that I can find on film or video.

Today, the 1992 version…

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AYL: the 1978 BBC version (Oh, Hel[en])

So, as part of my due diligence, directing As You Like It, I like to go back and look at some of the past versions of the play that I can find on film or video.

This week, the 1978 version…

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Media Thursday: a tale of two Lears

So the end of last week was a kind of confluence of King Lear viewing experiences. Last Thursday evening, NT Live had one of its worldwide cinema broadcasts of a performance of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Lear that had been transferred to London, so that more people could see what Ian McKellen has said will be his last live theater-Shakespeare. Then, the very next day, Amazon Prime released the BBC production of the play with Anthony Hopkins leading a star-studded cast.

So let’s take a gander, shall we?

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Media Thursday: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (film directed by Casey Wilder Mott)

Last Friday, I posted an LA Times review of an independent film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Casey Wilder Mott, that is on a limited run at West Los Angeles’ Nuart Theater. This past weekend, as a part of a “Midsummer” day of Shakespeare, Lisa and I caught a screening before heading down to Griffith Park for Independent Shakespeare Company’s production of that same play.

 

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[belated] Media Thursday: A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Los Angeles (no, not that one)

Getting my non-vacation legs back home now. As I do that, recover, AND prep for another work interview today (the last one, alas, did not work out as well as I had hoped), I leave you with this…

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The world in which we live

So, last night my wife, my son, and I went down to the local multiplex to catch Incredibles 2. (Good film, btw…). During the film, something happened that was…well, a little unusual.

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Media Thursday: Preview–King Lear by BBC

It’s Media Thursday, and since I didn’t head down to North Hollywood this week to catch the latest installment of Toil and Trouble’s “The Madhouse” Shakespearean burlesque, you’ll have to settle for something a little less…experiential.

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