Despite admirable aspects, it's a less-than-magical history tour.
Spellbinding intimacy ought to be impossible on the vast Olivier amphitheater stage, but it's there throughout the National's riveting new "Hamlet."
Sunlight shimmers through silver birches over the dacha as the shiftless, the listless and the lovelorn wallow in a little vodka and a lot more nostalgia. Everything is in place in a Chekhovian world…
It was Karl Marx -- admittedly nobody's idea of a hot playwright -- who remarked that history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. While it is a kind of instant…
Forget those financial and itinerancy problems swirling overhead. The Royal Shakespeare Co. is in high artistic form with a delicious pairing of "The Taming of the Shrew" with John Fletcher's "The…