A collaboration between Mini Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Novokazalište Zagreb (Croatia), director Ivica Buljan’s Macbeth After Shakespeare forces us to viscerally come face to face with the naked and overbearing fact that the pornography of power is both beautiful and disturbing to look at. It seduces and repels and provokes.
Tag: William Shakespeare
In Ghost Light, San Francisco history itself is a ghost machine, and every performance is a nightly haunting that serves to re-construct the recent past through the memories of an American witness who is still living among us.
NEW YORK CITY — In between scenes while performing Laertes in the Gallery Players’s production of Hamlet in Brooklyn, the young classical actor Dan Lawrence juices up his body to achieve what he calls “a rasic performance.” “Laertes appears early on in Shakespeare’s play and then he disappears, but when he re-enters the play, basically he is already in a high emotional state,” the 26-year-old Lawrence recalls in an interview near Times Square‘s Broadway district. “Laertes bursts into the kingdom, and he’s ready to kill. He suspects the king for Ophelia’s murder. Everything that happens, after he reappears, happens very quickly — it’s all discoveries, one thing after another. The part requires many different emotional qualities and aspects of awareness, so I definitely used rasabox training for that. While I’m off-stage for an hour, I can go through my script as much as I want, but the real question is, How am I going to enter that emotional state physically?” About 20 minutes before his reappearance, Lawrence decides to cook up breath, sound and movement so that he can taste the complex flavors of rasa when portraying a mightily pissed-off Laertes. “Before I entered the stage,“ Lawrence recalls, “I started …