Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Much Ado About Nothing
Theater Review: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “Much Ado” — “A Giddy Thing”
Shakespeare’s text has been streamlined for easy consumption on a summer’s evening — there’s no intermission, lots of physical comedy, and a party vibe.
Theater Review: A Raucous Zoomified “Much Ado” — “Thou Art Muted, Don Pedro”
Hub Theatre’s virtual production of Much Ado About Nothing recognizes Zoom’s potential for farce and leans into it: this is a rollicking delight of a show that refuses to take itself seriously, to everyone’s benefit.
Theater Review: “Much Ado” About Something New
Shining leads make up for a problem play that, in this production, has been further problematized.
Fuse Film Review: The Cartagena International Film Festival 2016
It’s easy to understand the lure of this historic walled city on the Caribbean.
Theater Review: “Much Ado About” Sexting and Social Media
This staging of Much Ado About Nothing would make an excellent ice-breaker for a discussion between adolescents and adults about sexting
Fuse Theater Review: Barrington Stage Company Serves up a Lavish “Much Ado”
From the first clearly projected lines to the last, it’s obvious that director Julianne Boyd set out to direct a production of Much Ado where language rules supreme.