Monthly Archives: March 2015

LADY IN THE GLASS: Chicago Novelist’s Play Finally in Print

The Lady in The Glass has existed in fragments, hand-written notes, and typed pages until now. The Lady in the Glass by Robert Herrick (1907) is now the only available play by the great American turn-of the-century novelist, revealing his unconventional and unpopular views on medicine, high society, women, and social-climbing. Get it here: LADY […]

John Caird’s TOSCA: Art and Politics Don’t Mix

John Caird’s magnificent production of Puccini’s Tosca is revolutionary. The director, who has already secured himself a position in theater history with his genre-defining eight-and-one-half hour two-part stage adaptation of Dickens’ novel Nicholas Nickelby for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and his direction of the world premiere production of Les Miserables, also for the Royal Shakespeare […]

Dunsinane: Our World, Unfortunately

David Grieg’s exciting new play Dunsinane, an imaginative follow up to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, illustrates profoundly the difference between Shakespeare’s world and our own. Shakespeare’s characters lived as part of the Great Chain of Being – a cosmos vertically connecting each lowly jot and tittle of the earth in a direct line, through human beings, to God. In […]