Theater

Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York, Sept. 2011 (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtAugust 02, 2017
While Shepard's plays would absorb different rhythms and influences, their essence and voice were unmistakably his—our—own.
Oscar Isaacs as Hamlet (photo: The Public Theatre)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtJuly 27, 2017
In a bewildering new staging at The Public Theater, Oscar Isaac is giving a rich, riveting lead turn as the dubious Danish prince.
Arts & Culture Theater
Margot PattersonJuly 13, 2017
If the Greeks had Antigone, Americans have Dorothy Day.
Laurie Davidson as William Shakespeare in "Will" (photo: TNT)
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonJuly 08, 2017
The story of Shakespeare is eternally appealing, because we want to know what confluence of circumstances, or divine blessing, could produce such a towering figure.
Gregg Mozgala and Jolly Abraham. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Gregg MozgalaJuly 07, 2017
Well crafted stories about the “disabled experience” are still new, and too few-and-far between.
Daniel Oreskes, Michael Aronov, and Anthony Azizi (foreground) with Daniel Jenkins and Jeb Kreager (background). Photo by T. Charles Erickson
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtJune 22, 2017
Like all the best historical narratives, “Oslo” shows the intense fragility and contingency of human affairs