Review: “The War of the Roses” (from Shakespeare’s “Henry VI” trilogy + “Richard III) at California Shakespeare Theater (****)

by Charles Kruger Richard The Third is one of Shakespeare’s most popular characters for good reason. As purely evil as Iago, Richard’s charming personality and delight in villainy make him fascinate audiences. Few actors could resist the chance to embody him. Certainly not Danny Scheie, a Bay area Shakespearean stalwart. The beloved UC Santa Cruz […]

Review: ‘Richard III’ at Marin Shakespeare (**1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: **1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) What matters most with Shakespeare is the language, right? In the current production of “Richard III” at Marin Shakespeare Company, the language is handled very well, indeed. Spoken with clear diction, and easy-to-understand meaning, the care with which director Robert Currier […]