Archive for the 'Shakespeare’s Globe' Category

Reviews – We, The People, The Globe (and our work here is done…)

Monday 10 September 2007

… and the West End Whingers can return to their own planets.

For the lost art of theatre reviewing seems to be once more in the ascendant and The Globe’s latest play We, The People by Eric Schlosser should be celebrated for single-handedly persuading the critics to tell it like it is: Read the rest of this entry »

Review – Holding Fire at The Globe

Monday 3 September 2007

Holding Fire trousers

What is The Globe Theatre for? It’s a strange idea. Yes, it was in sooth an ambitious and fascinating project and gives a good (if sanitised, which appeals to Phil of course) idea of what the building and the staging might have been like in Shakespeare’s day apart from the flight path overhead. But, really, what’s it for? Or what is it good for (air conditioning aside)? And who is it for?

The easiest question is the last. It’s principally for tourists. American tourists principally, one imagines. And, of course, anyone remotely interested in theatre history should visit it once to see what it’s like.

Andrew discovered this rule by going twice. Read the rest of this entry »