Shakespeare’s Globe Tours the Globe

(A slightly edited version of this review appeared in The East African 7th-13th February 2015 under the title, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre come to EA) “All should beware of actors and newcomers, especially an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers, that with his tiger’s heart wrapped in a players hide, supposes he is as well able…

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Love By Shakespeare

(This review appeared in The East African 10th-16th March 2014 under the title ‘Hate’ in the Footsteps of ‘Love By Shakespeare’) For many people, if truth be told, Shakespeare has been the bane of many a gloomy English lesson. Not least because Elizabethan English, to the modern scholar, may sound tedious and complicated and speaking…

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Strathmore Takes On Chekhov

(A version of this critique appeared in the East African 14th -20th June 2010) THE relative success of their production of Gogol’s The Government Inspector last year, seems to have spurred the Strathmore University Drama Society to take the bold step of staging a play by Anton Chekhov. The adaptation of Ivanov, Chekhov’s first full-length…

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