NBC Features National Theater of China!

Michael Harrington, executive director of NYU Skirball; Wang Xiaoying, director of Richard III and deputy director of National Theatre of China; and Anny Wangyu, interpreter for Wang Xiaoying, discuss with NBC’s Gus Rosendale the National Theatre of China’s U.S. debut of this Shakespearean adaptation.

Shakespeare’s Richard III retold in traditional Chinese stagecraft.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman this past weekend. Along with his many great films, we were honored to have him on our stage in 2009 portraying Iago in the modern production of Othello. He will be greatly missed.

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Yup. That’s Tom HIddleston in both of the above: Shakespeare’s Coriolanus - ntlive adaptation - atop, and in a screen test for the character of Thor in the GIF.

ntlive:

‘I have some wounds upon me, and they smart / To hear themselves remember’d’ Coriolanus (Coriolanus: Act I, Scene ix)
Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus, in Coriolanus at the Donmar WarehousePhoto by Johan Persson

We can’t wait to screen Coriolanus next month - it’s going to be a thrilling and vivid experience.

ntlive:

‘I have some wounds upon me, and they smart / To hear themselves remember’d’ Coriolanus (Coriolanus: Act I, Scene ix)

Tom Hiddleston as Coriolanus, in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse
Photo by Johan Persson

We can’t wait to screen Coriolanus next month - it’s going to be a thrilling and vivid experience.

The always hilarious Lenny Henry, live at the Apollo. He’ll be appearing in Skirball’s showing of the National Theatre of Britain’s hilarious new production of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.

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Read this fascinating piece of cultural crit on Vulture. Then, come see Rick Miller perform Macbeth as all of your favorite Simpson characters in MacHomer, here at NYU Skirball.

Lenny Henry makes his National Theatre debut in this fantastically funny production of Shakespeare’s classic.

A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard). It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.

Edith Wharton

Apropos of our tradition here of showing reconfigured classics like Pan Pan Theatre’s deconstruction of Hamlet The Rehearsal: Playing The Dane and Rick Miller’s upcoming irreverent riff on Macbeth, MacHomer. More info about that show here.

(via nypl)