Sheree Rymer

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People Aren't Thrilled About the Brooklyn Museum's Decision to Hire a White Person as Curator of African Art

The Brooklyn Museum has come under fire after news spread earlier this week of its appointment of a white curator for African art.<p>Though it was …

Art

moma’s new photography series asks what it means to be human

Six photographers talk about their work in the standout show.<p>Last year, New York’s Department of Cultural Affairs found almost half of NYC artists can not afford art supplies. As a result, MoMA’s New Photography series — which has run every two years since 1985 — shines a necessary spotlight on …

Art

STANISLAVSKI METHOD ACTING CLASS. Los Angeles. 1

Los Angeles

Robert Lepage: MIT Student Workshop, Spring 2012

Marcus Geduld's answer to If Shakespeare created new words and used them in his plays, how did he expect his audience to understand them?

"A sandwich is a sandwich, but a Manwich is a meal."<p>"That guy is wearing a pink leotard and belting out Judy Garland songs. You know what? My gaydar …

The Motherf**ker with the Hat, National Theatre, review: 'breathless'

This dark, New York-set comedy of modern manners combines virtuoso verbals and real anger, says Dominic Cavendish<p>Despite its arresting expletive, the title almost has a jaunty air, like an X-rated nod to Dr Seuss. But when those words are spoken, in Stephen Adly Guirgis’s dark comedy of modern …

The Theatre

Shakespeare's 'lost child' makes rare appearance in London

As every theatre-lover knows, "Othello", "Hamlet" and "Romeo and Juliet" all end with bodies littering the stage, so it's a rare thrill for audiences …

William Shakespeare

'Bad Jews': Theater Review

Joshua Harmon's hit off-Broadway comedy stars Molly Ephraim of 'Last Man Standing' in its West Coast premiere.<p>Following its successful 2012 debut at …

Los Angeles

1984 review at the Playhouse Theatre

1984, like 2001: A Space Odyssey, is a once futuristic title that has now itself become a date that has come and long gone. But in the aftermath of …

See Historic Pics of Pacino, Streep, Kline, Portman, Freeman, Walken, Sheen and More in 50+ Years of Shakespeare in the Park! | Playbill

George C. Scott in <i>The Merchant of Venice</i>, 1962<p>James Earl Jones in <i>The Merchant of Venice</i>, 1962<p>Richard Jordan and Kathleen Widdoes in <i>The Tempest</i>, …

Morgan Freeman

Staging Shakespeare's Tragedies in Tehran: An Interview with Iranian Director Mohammad Aghebati

"Before calling myself a political artist, I have to honor my obligation as a human."<p>Most young Americans would be hard-pressed to name a major artist or performer working in the Middle East today. In fact, the most visible recent "performances" staged in the Middle East have beenthe gruesome …

Middle East

Alistair McGowan admits misgivings over Jimmy Savile play

<b>Actor Alistair McGowan has admitted he had misgivings before agreeing to play Jimmy Savile in a new play.</b><p>Written by journalist Jonathan Maitland, An Audience with Jimmy Savile focuses on the decades of abuse carried out by the late presenter and how he managed to cover up his crimes.<p>McGowan told …

United Kingdom

Tony Awards 2015: 'Curious Incident' Continues Love Affair Between Broadway and Britain's National Theatre

New York is fertile terrain for London stage imports, and the best play win for the hit drama marks the fourth victory in that category since 2000 …

The Theatre

Douglas McPherson is just plain wrong about arts funding

If you can't remember a good publicly-funded play then you can't have been looking very hard, says the chief executive of Arts Council England<p>The great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius once said: "Never pay any attention to what critics say…Remember, a statue has never been set up in honour of a …

North London

Broadway in China! It's a Mess!

Cameron Mackintosh is famous for filling seats around the globe with wildly popular shows like <i>Les Miserables</i>, <i>The Phantom of the Opera</i>, and <i>Cats.</i> He …

China

7 Steps for Achieving Gender Parity in the Theatre

<b>Build alliances with other social justice groups.</b> The biggest challenge we face is that sexism in theatre is closely linked to sexism, racism, …

Feminism

Controversial play sparks debate in Israel

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — A decision by Israel's new education minister to halt the performances for high school students of a controversial play, inspired by the life story of an Arab who murdered an Israeli soldier, has rekindled a fierce debate in the country over the limits of artistic …

Israel

Yolo Juliet, Macbeth's #killingit: Academics horrified at 'dumbing down' of Shakespeare as the Bard's greatest works are retold in EMOJI

• <b>Four of Shakespeare's greatest works have been translated into emoji</b>• <b><br>Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's dream retold</b>• <b><br>OMG</b> …

Teacher: Why I don’t want to assign Shakespeare anymore (even though he’s in the Common Core)

A new report on the teaching of Shakespeare in higher education found that English majors at the vast majority of the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities are not now required to take an in-depth Shakespeare course — but the Bard remains a fixture in high school English classes. In …

Teaching

Theater for the 60 Second Attention Span

Hate the idea of sitting through a three-hour play? Rest assured, not every theatre experience has to be a major commitment. Some plays, in fact, are …

Young women play leading roles in life – so why not on stage?

The majority of schoolchildren participating in drama are female but for too long they haven’t been given the sorts of characters they deserve<p>For years, teachers and youth theatre directors have been telling me that they struggle to find plays that give girls enough to do. That there isn’t just a …

The Theatre

Is It Time to Accept Theater's Obscurity?

A few weeks ago I decided to conduct a very unscientific study in Chicago’s Loop and ask random people a basic theater question: Can you name a …

Do We Even Need to Say This? Yes, Shakespeare Belongs on the Curriculum

<b>My memory is spotty, so I can’t remember which one it was.</b> All I know is what it looked like: a dog-eared, ratty, slim little paperback volume with …

Literature

Sam Waterston Wields Prospero’s Staff In Breezy ‘Tempest’ – Review

Here is Caliban, malformed and brutish slave to Shakespeare’s word-drunk wizard Prospero, assuring his newfound friends that the mysterious island on …

The Tempest

17 Shakespearean Insults To Unleash In Everyday Life

Smack talk, Elizabethan-style.<p><i>All photos via Shutterstock unless otherwise stated.</i>

5 Tips for Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting.<p>In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weight lifting meet. "You should do one. They are a lot of fun and you're definitely built to be a weight lifter."<p>"That's what everyone tells me, …

Self-confidence

Be Yourself In Order to Be the Character

The personality of the actor is nine-tenths of the performance. This is a terrifying prospect for many actors hoping to completely disappear and hide …

The Actor’s Website: Dos and Don’ts

Ah, your personal website. I can’t even count the number of my actor friends who have lost hours of their life, thousands of dollars, and several …

17 Pieces of Advice for the First Semester of Acting School

As you start your journey towards your acting career, remember these pieces of advice to keep you out of trouble in your college's theater department.<p>…