Despite calls to cancel the Bard, NPR reports that black theater actors and directors are adapting Shakespeare’s plays in innovative new productions and interpretations, taking their place in a long, storied history of performances and a worldwide legacy that embraces all ethnicities. Earlier this year, a movement was afoot to cancel, or at least greatly… Continue reading Shakespeare: Is there at least one dead white dude worthy of redemption?
Woke culture will not rest until all evidence of Western culture is erased, and not even the greatest writer in the known universe is safe. A new movement aims to eliminate Shakespeare from classrooms to focus on diverse voices, completely upending the nature of genius in favor of identity politics, but what else is new?… Continue reading Cancel William Shakespeare?
Three very different masters of their craft, three unique mediums, one connecting concept that illuminates what makes their work timeless and yet somehow outside our reach at the same time Like William Shakespeare, Stanley Kubrick can be something of an acquired taste. People are vaguely aware of the reputed genius, but prefer to appreciate it… Continue reading Negative space: How the things left unsaid connect the diverse genius of Shakespeare, Kubrick, and Springsteen