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Austin Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
Austin Shakespeare's new take on Shakespeare's farce takes some time figuring out its own identity
"...the human condition, and yet that upstart crow William Shakespeare – when he wasn't yet old enough to have..."

May 12, 2017 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Austin Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare’s rom-com gets a light staging with fine performances and lots of genuine laughs
"...Of all of Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing may be the one..."

Nov. 24, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Austin Shakespeare Festival: Changing of the Bard
Guy Roberts has resigned as artistic director of the Austin Shakespeare Festival, and Ann Ciccolella has been named his successor
"...Sometimes the Austin arts scene changes so fast that it can make..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Austin Shakespeare Festival: Playing in a theatrical mecca
A dream comes true for the Austin Shakespeare Festival when it gets to perform the Bard's As You Like It in Richard Garriott's replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
"...London and Stratford-upon-Avon. I'd visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare and see his Globe Theatre, the wooden "O" on..."

April 6, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Austin Shakespeare's The Seagull
This new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's beloved classic takes wing well enough but doesn't quite soar
"...not simply a microcosm of the theatre scene in Austin...."

Feb. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Shakespeare's Macbeth
This military-themed staging of the tragedy gets lost in a haze of design and technical issues
"...In her program note for Macbeth, Austin Shakespeare Artistic Director Ann Ciccolella talks about the Bard's..."

May 13, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Shakespeare's A Streetcar Named Desire
This thoughtful take on Tennessee Williams' classic subtly pits the Old South against the New North
"...Austin stages are flush this fall with productions of Pulitzer..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Austin Shakespeare Festival: Raising the Curtain for ASF
The Austin Shakespeare Festival has been invited by gaming guru Richard Garriott to perform regularly at the Curtain, his scaled-down replica of the Globe Theatre
"...The Austin Shakespeare Festival called its recent performance on a scaled-down..."

May 4, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Shakespeare’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
This production is everything but sultry, which is the very thing the Tennessee Williams drama needs most
"...Hot Tin Roof, which is currently in production by Austin Shakespeare...."

Nov. 23, 2018 Arts Review by Bob Abelman

Austin Shakespeare’s Present Laughter
Lifted by wonderful performances, Austin Shakespeare's take on the Noël Coward backstage comedy is a delight to watch
"...Austin Shakespeare's take on this comedy classic features some truly..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Austin Shakespeare's Medea
This production of the Greek tragedy asks the audience to consider the whole story before passing judgment
"...under the rug because of a conveniently explanative idiom? Austin Shakespeare's Medea asks us to consider the whole story..."

March 4, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

Fair Youth Make Fairer Shakespeare
Two fine chances to see young people make the Bard come alive
"...saying people over the age of 18 can't do Shakespeare well – that Judy Dench sure speaks his speech..."

June 21, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Review: 2018 Austin Chamber Music Festival
How the Attacca Quartet, Emerson Quartet, and invoke played
"...This year’s Austin Chamber Music Festival features three weeks of what Artistic..."

July 17, 2018 Arts Post by Robi Polgar

Spring Things to Do in (or Around) Austin
How and where to take the most advantage of this weather.
"...warmer, and wildflowers are popping up everywhere. Spring in Austin is what most summer dreams are made of...."

March 29, 2018 Chron Events Post by Sarah Marloff

Chargaux at the 2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival
This dynamic Brooklyn-based string duo proves that the Austin Chamber Music Festival has many more colors than its name suggests
"...that Chargaux is a featured act at this year's Austin Chamber Music Festival should also indicate that there's more..."

July 7, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Refuses to Fade in 1995 And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
The past 12 months saw some of Austin's
"...wanted everyone else in theatre to go, too. But Austin theatre is nothing if not persistent. Like the character..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Arts Feature

Unraveling Shakespeare's Life
Dr. James Shapiro tackles the Bard one slice at a time
"...Whether or not you believe William Shakespeare really wrote all those plays, you can probably concede..."

March 23, 2012 Books Post by Robert Faires

Shakespeare's First Folio
Why the first collection of the Bard's plays is such a big deal and cause to celebrate on his 400th death anniversary
"...that otherwise would have vanished. How about that, Will Shakespeare?..."

March 18, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

If It's Summer, It Must Be Shakespeare
Summer is the time for Shakespeare, so naturally here are a couple of the Bard's plays being staged in the Austin area -- Julius Caesar from the Austin Shakespeare Festival and Two Gentlemen of Verona from Different Stages -- and directors Paul Norton and Norman Blumensaadt to explain how they came to produce them this season.
"...Summer is the time for Shakespeare. Dozens upon dozens of companies throughout the country spend..."

June 27, 2003 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Throwing a Few Back With Shit-faced Shakespeare
When it's time to perform Shit-faced Shakespeare, here's how an actor prepares
"...play seems odd, then it's time you met Shit-faced Shakespeare, a theatrical enterprise in which an actual work of..."

July 21, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2003-2004
The full list of nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...art. On Saturday, May 1, nominations for the 2003-2004 Austin Critics Table Awards, covering the period from May 1,..."

May 14, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Critics Table Nominations, 2002-2003
The full list of nominations for the 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in local theatre, dance, classical music, and visual art
"...For the 11th time, Austin Critics Table has found a whole lot to like..."

May 9, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

A Drinker's Guide to Literary Austin
Local authors dish on their favorite bars for reading and writing
"...This Saturday, October 27 is the annual Lit Crawl Austin, a literary pub crawl co-hosted by Texas Book Festival..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Three more events at the 2017 Austin Chamber Music Festival that are “Outside the Bachs”
"...For the 2016 festival, ACMF partnered with Austin Shakespeare for a program in which scenes from the..."

July 7, 2017 Arts Feature

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2016 Schedule
"...Dedman, University of Texas campus. For more information, visit www.austinchambermusic.org...."

July 8, 2016 Arts Feature

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
Giving a lot of sweet bouquets (and taking their sweet time doing it)
"...you get older seemed in full force as the Austin Critics Table marked its 20th year of presenting annual..."

June 8, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics Table 2000-2001 Nominations
The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their ninth annual awards for achievement in the arts.
"...The Austin Theatre Critics Table have announced the nominations for their..."

May 18, 2001 Arts Feature

Five Things to Do in Austin This Weekend
Oh, wait, is this a new list of entertainment options?
"...to delight even one as clever as your own Austin-living self this first weekend in June...."

June 2, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its leaders – those..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards
For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please
"...– has managed it for this long, but the Austin Critics Table is marking its 20th year of commending..."

May 25, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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