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Saoirse Ronan in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Theater Review

The four-time Oscar nominee makes her London stage debut, alongside James McArdle, in director Yaël Farber’s fresh take on the Scottish play.

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Film Review | NYFF 2021

A first-rate cast and stunning craftsmanship bring surging vitality to Shakespeare’s political thriller about an ambitious couple whose murderous power grab sends them spiraling into madness.

‘Romeo & Juliet’: TV Review

Josh O'Connor and Jessie Buckley play Shakespeare's tragic lovers, torn asunder by a bitter feud, in this National Theatre production reconceived for the screen and airing on PBS.

Shakespeare in the Park Canceled for the First Time in Almost Six Decades

A beloved rite of every New York summer since 1962, The Public Theater's free season this year was to have included 'Richard II' and 'As You Like It.'

Patrick Stewart Reads Shakespeare Via Social Media to Calm Nerves Amid Coronavirus Standstill

Patrick Stewart is doing his part to try and help distract and calm fans during the coronavirus pandemic by reading Shakespeare to them.

‘Hamlet’: Theater Review

Ruth Negga makes her American stage debut as the grieving Danish prince in director Yaël Farber's moody take on 'Hamlet,' Shakespeare's timeless tragedy about one man pushing back against corrupt power.

Corey Stoll on ‘Macbeth,’ Acting With His Wife and ‘The Deuce’

Corey Stoll stars as Shakespeare's murderous Scot in Tony Award winner John Doyle's production of 'Macbeth' at Classic Stage Company, appearing opposite his wife Nadia Bowers as Lady Macbeth.

‘Macbeth’: Theater Review

Real-life spouses Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers play Shakespeare's murderous couple in 'Macbeth,' directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle.

‘Coriolanus’: Theater Review

Jonathan Cake and Kate Burton star in the Central Park production of Shakespeare's lesser-known, politically resonant tragedy 'Coriolanus.'

Ruth Negga to Make American Stage Debut in Title Role of ‘Hamlet’

On the heels of Glenda Jackson's 'King Lear,' another unconventional, gender-blurring take on a Shakespeare classic is headed to a New York stage: Ruth Negga will make her American theatrical debut playing the title role of the Danish prince in 'Hamlet.'

Danielle Brooks Takes the Lead in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The 'Orange Is the New Black' star says a fond goodbye to Taystee while stepping into a leading-lady role for the first time in the modern-dress Shakespeare in the Park production, directed by Kenny Leon.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’: Theater Review

Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman play combatant lovers Beatrice and Benedick in Kenny Leon's all-black modern-dress Shakespeare in the Park staging of 'Much Ado About Nothing,' set on the eve of the 2020 presidential election.