Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Fred Marchant'

Disturbing the Gates Of Reason--A New Look at Othello

Static opening scenes give way to overzealous action in Shakespeare Theatre Company's Free For All Othello directed by Ron Daniels, known best for his direction of contemporary operas. Daniels has cast Faran Tahir, a Pakistani-American actor from television and film, as the Moor Othello. The Dresser finds this casting reasonable except when Tahir is pushed to emotional excess and then what he says does not pass for understandable English. When he speaks normally, one hears that he does not enunciate and therefore final consonants float way from his delivery. In another play where words do not hold the weight of...

Split This Rock: New Political Poetries & Drama

Everyone the Dresser encountered at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival said this STR Festival (the fourth) was the best he or she had attended. Top on the list of compliments was those panelists were so prepared and had compelling content. Case in point was this workshop attended March 29: Witnessing New Political Poetries: Documentation, Intertextuality & Hybridity Michael Broek, Michelle Chan Brown, Jehanne Dubrow, Suzanne Parker As moderator Michael Broek posed this question as the point of engagement for the panel: What obligations do we have to ourselves as writers and to our readers when it comes to...

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