Mission Statement

Critical Analysis of Theatrical Productions and Films

The Mission of ShaltzShakespeareReviews.com

A free research website featuring critical analyses of Shakespeare theatrical productions, encompassing the entire canon of plays, written by the same critic with emphasis on production detail, and targeting an audience of students and teachers, actors and actresses, directors and designers, and Shakespeare aficionados in general.

Upcoming expansion will include additional "of interest" titles as well as Shakespeare-related films and television.

Articles include a star-rating evaluation, a brief summary, and design and cast credits, as well as the 1,000 to 2,000 word analysis. Focus is on the director's vision and execution, the style and quality of performances, and creative elements such as scenic, lighting, and costume design as well as sound effects and original music.

At launch, the site focuses on productions in Chicago as well as nearby theatrical organizations such as the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in Bloomington IL, and American Players Theatre in Spring Green WI. Upcoming expansion to include national Shakespeare Festivals as well as productions in cities across the country and around the globe.