Wayne Myers

Feb. 1 Book Review: Presenting Shakespeare

Title cover for "Presenting Shakespeare," a book of poster art for the Bard's plays staged over the years

Presenting Shakespeare, preserved as poster art

But this handsome collection of 1,100 posters from The Bard’s plays is much more than a coffee table book

By Wayne Myers

Breast-like twin celestial orbs brazenly fill a dark forest night sky in Ryszard Kaja’s poster for Teatr Wielki w Poznaniu’s 2007 performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream…

Commentary: The Third Man digital restoration

Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles, in the 1949 film noir classic, "The Third Man" (courtest, Rialto Pictures)

‘The Third Man,’ 1949 film noir classic, returns to the big screen in luxuriant digital restoration

The 4K digital restoration of the classic film starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles is now playing in select U.S. theaters.

By Wayne Myers

The Third Man, Graham Greene’s 1949 tale of moral ambiguity set against a backdrop of the war-shattered grandeur of post-World War II occupied Vienna, has gotten a major digital restoration by Deluxe Restoration for Studiocanal. It’s a fun alternative to the usual superhero glut and computer-generated imagery (CGI) summer fare…

Commentary: The 39th anniversary of a ‘Twelfth Night’ classic

The ‘Twelfth Night’ you will probably never see

Peter Gill’s Royal Shakespeare Company production of ‘Twelfth Night’ opened on August 22, 1974 at Stratford-upon-Avon: 39 years later audiences are still finding it hard to accept the play as a strange and erotic masterpiece

By Wayne Myers

Promoted as a “sexual musical,” the nudity-filled Let My People Come…