Sara Brenes Akerman

Sara Brenes Akerman is a graduate student of literature in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis. Akerman’s dissertation, provisionally titled “Transcending the Ideology of Print: Shakespeare, Originality, and Performance,” explores twentieth-century Shakespeare performances in which the textual interpretation of a given play comes into conflict with the enacted performance.

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The Tragedy of Macbeth: A Review

      Joel Coen’s adaptation is a dreamlike, stunningly performed rendition of Shakespeare’s play. The Tragedy of Macbeth begins, appropriately, in pitch darkness. A black screen opens the film as we hear the single voice of the witches, all three played by the uncanny Kathryn Hunter. She delivers the play’s opening lines with a […]