The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Tag Archives: Shakespeare William Shakespeare The Bard of Avon The Bard Billy Shakes

Bear with Me: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at Af-Am Shakes

Several (though not all) of the problems in this “problem play” are solved in this Af-Am Shakes production.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 · 1 Comment

‘Like’-minded: ‘As You Like It’ at Cal Shakes

The sexual politics of The Bard’s gender-bending comedy receive an uneven interpretation from Cal Shakes.

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 · Leave a comment

Youth Theatre Double-Feature: ‘Macbeth’ at Gritty City Rep and ‘Fly Guy’ at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

A Caribbean take on Shakespeare and an adorable adaptation of a children’s book made for an interesting weekend of theatre.

Monday, 22 May, 2017 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: What’s in a Name?

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
“Well, that was bloody Shakespearean! D’ya know who Shakespeare is? He wrote the King James Bible!” – Gangs of New York, screenplay by…

Thursday, 3 November, 2016 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: I Die a little Inside

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, waiting to be picked. “The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we…

Thursday, 6 October, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For A Penny: Vices I Admire

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, on why vice can be nice. Yes, I own this shirt. “The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for…

Thursday, 19 May, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: The Early Bird

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, getting the worm. Free wine – the only reason I do theatre. “I am glad I was up so late;…

Thursday, 21 April, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Eyes without a Face

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Charles Lewis III weighs in on some recent controversy. Can you spot the Oscar-winner under all that shoe polish? “In 1985, I’m sitting…

Thursday, 25 February, 2016 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: No One is Bulletproof

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III on backlash and sacred cows. “As a matter of fact, we are none of us above criticism; so let us…

Thursday, 10 September, 2015 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: The Benefit of being Let Go

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, liberated from the proverbial last straw. “No man likes to acknowledge that he has made a mistake in the choice…

Friday, 13 March, 2015 · 1 Comment