No latter 20th Century writers met the grade, he said. The work of Tom Stoppard will surely live on well after his and our deaths. It is difficult to recall, at least over the course of the last seven years, a commercial production of a new play which has opened directly in the West End and which is as funny, dramatic, enthralling and educational not about history, but about the essence of theatre. Excepting Chariots of Fire, no stage adaptation of a successful film musicals aside has come close to the success managed here. We saw its sixth public performance. It opens on July
Hello and welcome to Is This Problematic? Did producer Harvey Weinstein ooze his creeper goo all over this feature? B: Ugh, Harvey. I have no doubt that Harvey was critical in orchestrating the talent in this picture. His name carried massive weight in the late 90s, after all — Miramax was to the cinephiles of Gen X what A24 is to me.
Shakespeare Magazine. For many of us, the classic Shakespeare in Love is the one we return to again and again. Her co-stars Judi Dench and Colin Firth have made statements condemning the producer. Another co-star, Ben Affleck, is now enmeshed in a scandal of his own. The victim accounts paint Weinstein as a vulgar, cowardly man.