Articles Tagged 'Othello'

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in ‘House of Cards’ (Pic: Netflix)

9 TV Characters Who Owe It All to Shakespeare

Forgive the hyperbole, gentle reader. The stories upon which William Shakespeare based the plays that have so inspired these TV shows are older than he is, and as there’s still some debate as to whether one man actually wrote all of those plays anyway, it’s perhaps a little ripe to suggest he’s the fountainhead from […]


Sir Kenneth Branagh to Perform Shakespeare in NYC Armory

Sir Kenneth Branagh will make his New York stage debut in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at an army base, reports BBC News. He made his return to Shakespeare after over a decade with his Manchester International Festival production of the Scottish general’s strife after receiving a prophecy from three witches, which he starred in […]

Ewan McGregor Earns Scathing Reviews for Othello

The reviews are in: Chiwetel Ejiofor rocks and Ewan McGregor sucks in the long-awaited West End production of Othello. The Daily Telegraph‘s Charles Spencer even calls McGregor, who plays Iago,”lifeless,” adding, “He is static and dull, his only trick the occasional adoption of an implausible grin. I saw better performances than this in my cub […]