As You Like It – William Shakespeare

Something strange happens when Shakespeare goes out of doors, every summer, all over the country. A fit of poetry, something like Doll Common's fit of Hebrew Greek, overtakes pleasant, young people. Or maybe it's a fit of drama, unlike  ...

McCallum

McCallum, the new crime thriller made by Scottish television, is for nice people. There's only a token flash of sex or violence now and then in the sight of a bruised corpse. Its not big on cool cats like  ...

Agamemnon – Aeschylus

The play should have been called Clytemnestra if Aeschylus had consistently followed his own treatment of the Greek myths about the Trojan wars. The interest and the drama, not to speak of the audience’s attention, center on her (Olympia  ...

The Sins

A new series of dramas by BBC America called The Sins turns its back on the bad, old underworld of crime and punishment and attends to the ills of the spirit. In the first episode, "Pride," prison doors open  ...

Waking the Dead

If the initial episodes truly represent this new series of detective mysteries from BBC America, Waking The Dead will appeal to wide audiences, enthrall afficionados of the genre, and earn astronomically high ratings. The startling title says it all  ...

Henry IV – William Shakespeare

The Lincoln Center Theater has delivered a stunning Henry IV, directed by Dakin Matthews. The script merges Parts One and Two into a playable stage version with no seams showing. Hotspur (Ethan Hawke) stole the show from Prince Hal  ...

The Caretaker – Harold Pinter

The Roundabout Theatre Company's current production of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker could not be better in every respect. It's superbly acted, staged and set. Patrick Stewart of the wondrous voice looks too well bred to be the derelict caretaker.  ...

The Harlequin Studies – Bill Irwin

One man on a bare stage under a strong white light–show business doesn't get more unforgiving than that. But the engaging Bill Irwin needs no forgiveness. Poised, in complete command of a graceful body in eloquent motion(ditto his mobile  ...