Shakespeare done right.

By July 17, 2008 One Comment

Just wrapped up shooting Othello at Shakespeare & Company and I have to say, this is Shakespeare done right. Everything was so clear – I was never lost. Watching Michael Hammond as Iago slowly and cunningly playing John Thompson as Othello into his trap was stunning, subtle and true. No frills, no distractions. Just language, action, meaning in words. Terrific. Tony Simotes as director is kicking it in.

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  • […] I called it. Othello at Shakespeare & Company is the hit of the summer in the Berkshires. Read this great review about all the current productions at Shakespeare & Co. in the Wall St. Journal by Terry Teachout. Good news for the company, and good news from the Berkshires. If past experience is any indicator, a solid national class review like this is pure box office gold. Combined with the “new theatre in the Berkshires” summary last week in the New York Times, it looks like a slow start will end up being a raucous follow through to the season. Kudos to the many, many people involved who are doing the work (all Berkshire Creative Economy jobs, mind you!) with special kudos the the hardest working gal in showbiz, Elizabeth Aspenlieder, who not only puts in major roles in two productions simultaneously this summer but also manages to deliver a PR push with her associate Jeremy Goodwin that is nothing short of world-class in its effect. […]