Ben Brantley is the chief theater critic at The New York Times. Brantley is the editor of “The New York Times Book of Broadway: On the Aisle for the Unforgettable Plays of the Last Century" (2001) and received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism in 1997.
Some scholars say that Shakespeare's notorious tragicomedy is too politically incorrect to stage in modern times. Is there really no room for such "polluted" texts?
One of the most popular Shakespearean analogies presents George W. Bush as Henry V. But does it hold up?