Isaac Butler
Isaac Butler

Isaac Butler is a writer and theater director, most recently of Real Enemies, which premiered in the fall of 2015 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Brow Beat
Nov. 23 2016 1:02 PMDonald Trump’s Love of Evita Says a Lot About His Presidency
Cover Story
June 28 2016 9:01 PMAngels in America: The Complete Oral HistoryHow Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
TV Club Podcast
June 20 2016 1:42 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 9.
TV Club Podcast
May 23 2016 2:31 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 5.
Culturebox
Jan. 27 2016 5:30 AMWhat Errol Morris Thinks of Making a MurdererThe master documentarian on our true-crime fascination and the lessons of The Thin Blue Line.
Theater
Nov. 11 2015 5:45 AMWhy Is Othello Black?Understanding why Shakespeare made his tortured, tragic hero a Moor.
Theater
Sept. 20 2015 8:11 PMIs Hamlet Fat?A Slate investigation.
The XX Factor
April 11 2013 9:00 AMIn Defense of Romeo and Juliet
Culturebox
Nov. 7 2016 10:56 AMThe Throne Room Where It HappensShakespeare’s Prince Hal, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, and the art of the compromise.
TV Club Podcast
June 27 2016 1:28 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
Brow Beat
June 8 2016 8:02 AMAmadeus: Peter Shaffer’s Enduring Portrait of Genius (and Mediocrity)
Brow Beat
April 17 2016 1:33 PMWhy Fans of Hamilton Should Be Delighted It’s Finally Stirring Criticism
Books
Jan. 5 2016 3:05 PMShakespeare’s WorldA fascinating new collection of essays profiles the people in Shakespeare’s life, from his wife to his actors to his landlord.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2015 10:23 AMMy Two-Year Quest to Identify the Mystery Song That Taught Me to Love Jazz
Culturebox
June 12 2014 11:59 AMThe Tragedie of Scar, King of Pride RockThe Shakespearean grandeur of The Lion King’s villain.