Archive for Anne Raetz

Hamlet: Reason Behind the Madness

Madness.  It is the age old, yet continuously disputed, theme in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and it was clearly present in tonight’s production of Hamlet, directed by Nicholas Hytner for London’s National Theatre.  Gazing at the audience with stern eyes, Hamlet, played by Rory Kinnear, glared upon his cohorts, at least at times, with mad intentions.  […]

The Globe Theatre: A Step Back in Time

If the world is a stage and we are all merely players, then I played the role of a tourist today – a tourist on a mission.  After countless hours of reading Shakespeare, watching Shakespeare, and studying Shakespeare, I wanted none other than to be transported back in time and experience the works of Shakespeare […]