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Stage Pass Tempts Just 0.1% of Students

Stage Pass Tempts Just 0.1% of Students

By Lily Dolin, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Theater, Top Stories

NYU Skirball unveiled their Stage Pass, which allows students to see every Skirball show for a discounted price, but how many students actually use it?

NYU Students Genderbend Shakespeare

NYU Students Genderbend Shakespeare

By Joshua Jones, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Arts, Entertainment, Top Stories

NYU students performed a gender-swapped version of Shakespeare's classic in Washington Square Park last weekend.

StageWorks Shines Light on Shakespeare

StageWorks Shines Light on Shakespeare

By Amanda Quinn, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Theater

With a hearty nod towards the Shakespeare classic "Twelfth Night's" leanings towards queer identity, Tisch Drama StageWorks brings hilarity and uproar to the stage.

Another Election Gone Awry

Another Election Gone Awry

By Michael Landes, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

The sheer impressiveness of the physicality in Shakespeare in the Square's adaptation of the classic "Coriolanus" makes it more than just good theater — it makes it an aching vindication of the feelings too often trapped inside ourselves.

‘Rape of Lucrece’ Gives Survivors a Voice

‘Rape of Lucrece’ Gives Survivors a Voice

By Amanda Quinn, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

In what could have been a performance fraught with discomfort and scenes of trauma, the New York Shakespeare Exchange's portayal of Shakespeare's "The Rape of Lucrece" is amazingly nuanced.

London’s Historical Highlights, from 1 A.D. to the 21st Century

London’s Historical Highlights, from 1 A.D. to the 21st Century

By Thomas Devlin, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

To be a Londoner, you've got to at least be conversational about some of the city's history. Here are a few historical highlights from the capital of the United Kingdom.

Shakespeare Shakeup in ‘Taming of the Shrew’

Shakespeare Shakeup in ‘Taming of the Shrew’

By Blair Best, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts, Theater

The Queens Theater Company's latest all-woman production of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" twists a traditionally misogynistic plot.

‘Macbeth’ enters modern digital age with aplomb

‘Macbeth’ enters modern digital age with aplomb

By Min-Wei Lee, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard lead the triumphant remake of Shakespeare's tragedy in "Macbeth."

‘Otello’ production still struggles with race

By Joseph Myers, Theater Books Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Theater

The met's new Otello production doesn't have blackface, but still struggles with race issues.

All-female ‘Julius Caesar’ breaks gender lines

All-female ‘Julius Caesar’ breaks gender lines

By Dhriti Tandon

November 17, 2014


Filed under Features

One of the highlights of the festival was the “Julius Caesar” production by an all-female Gallatin collaboration, Show Us Womanish, created by Gallatin junior Katherine Romans and Gallatin alumna Ashley Thaxton.

Public Theater presents multi-faceted ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

Public Theater presents multi-faceted ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

March 6, 2014


Filed under Arts

Marc Antony and Cleopatra are placed among history’s greatest lovers. Their tragic story is as famous as Romeo and Juliet’s, Samson and Delilah’s or Lancelot and Guinevere’s. However, Shakespeare’s portrayal of the couple is heavy on politics as well as love, focusing largely on the conflict between Egypt and ...

On-campus theater programs offer diverse shows

On-campus theater programs offer diverse shows

January 26, 2014


Filed under Arts

The spring season is often the most thrilling time of year for the Broadway community. A huge number of shows open in the year’s early months, creating serious buzz among theater-goers. But only a few blocks downtown, NYU’s spring theater season is just as exciting, offering performances that range from university theater g...

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