Posts Tagged ‘Richard III’

The Life Despotic: Actor Drew Cortese on Richard III and What Could Have Been

In another life, Drew Cortese might have ended up a banker instead of a mendacious, murderous king.
The 38-year-old star of the Folger Theatre’s intimate, in-the-round production of Richard III began researching the role, after a fashion, almost 17 years ago. It was the summer before he was enrolled in the Tisch School of the Arts [...]

ToDo ToDay: Richard III, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnick, and Drowners

Freezing temperatures and brutal winds are no comparison to the suffering inflicted by the title character in Shakespeare’s Richard III. The tale of the maniacal hunchback’s fall from grace has returned to the Folger Theatre. But now audiences can see the death and destruction from all angles: The theater has gone in-the-round. Drew Cortese (recently in [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Ayn Rand v. Norman Rockwell, Richard and Mary, Shortstack

Arin Greenwood leads this week's dead-tree art section with her tour of the Smithsonian's current Norman Rockwell exhibit with an art critic who also happens to be a disciple of Ayn Rand. Brandon Wu talks to a Northern Virginia doom-metal trio that's making national waves, Salome. In film, Tricia Olszewski reviews Due Date and Monsters, and [...]