Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’s R&J’

Shakespeare’s R&J at Signature Theatre, Reviewed

The less theater you’ve seen in D.C. in recent years, the fresher you may find Shakespeare’s R&J, Joe Calarco’s four-man retelling of the Bard’s tragedy—set not in ancient fair Verona but in the halls of a Catholic boarding school, where a quartet of male students mounts the play late at night, playing all the parts. [...]

ToDo ToDay: Chad Harbach! Karen Russell! Meat-Free Week!

A well-reviewed first novel can be a blessing and a curse. The authors of two of 2011’s most lauded debut novels will discuss this fate at PEN/Faulkner’s latest reading series. Chad Harbach’s The Art of Fielding draws on heavy literary traditions to tell a story about college baseball in the Midwest, while Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! describes an [...]