Tag: Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare Merchant Of Venice Melbourne

Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Bell Shakespeare’s productions are highly regarded and I am embarrassed to say that I have not yet had the pleasure. It was clearly about time and with Arts Centre Melbourne hosting The Merchant of Venice, I was in for a…

Richard III Bell Shakespeare Melbourne

Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III – a total triumph

Kate Mulvaney gives us a Richard unlike any seen before in the world in Bell Shakespeare’s Richard III. (And that’s not just because it’s a woman playing a man.) In a marathon effort of physical and psychological dexterity, including a…

Bell Shakespeare’s Othello

High school introduces many reluctant fifteen year olds to the world of Shakespeare who would rather be watching Bruce Willis movies. That however was not me. For one, I hate Bruce Willis, and two, I have always loved Shakespeare. Give…

Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

Hark! What cast through yonder curtain breaks? ‘Tis Bell Shakespeare come to bring their tale of star-cross’d lovers to Melbourne in ‘Romeo and Juliet‘. In this, the 400th anniversary year of the Bard’s death, it is fitting to get to…

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’

If ever there were a tragedy that delivered some of the best scenes in comedy, Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ would be it. Characters swing from spritely jubilation to sinister deeds, from spurious love-ramblings to savage outbursts. Director Damien Ryan immediately sets us…