REVIEW: Oakland University’s ‘Macbeth’ Delivers a Powerful Examination of the Carnage Caused by Desire and Deception

A little over five years ago I went to the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada to see a production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Once there I quickly learned through the grapevine that people either loved it or hated it; during some performances, people actually walked out. That is when it dawned on me there are two types of Shakespeare enthusiasts. First, the purists. Those who want only traditional costumes, settings, and no interpretation of the script. Second, are … [Read more...]

Rochester College Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

"So, good night unto you all. Give me your hands, if we be friends. And Robin shall restore amends." Rochester College’s theatre department presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Modern, energetic, and abridged, Rochester College’s production of this Shakespearean comedy features a young couple realizing the hardships of true love. Confronted by many obstacles, forces beyond their control conspire to bring ruin to their fairytale ending. See how everything resolves itself in … [Read more...]