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2008-09-19 15:00:32

By ROBERT NOTT I "Shakespeare like you've never seen it performed before" -- that's how director John Flax describes Grottesco's 12th Night, the local theater ensemble's take on the Bard's well-known romantic comedy of errors, Twelfth Night. The description sounds plausible, given that this isn't officially a Shakespeare work -- it's Twelfth Night from the servants' perspective, written by Flax and the participating performers, with some help from playwright Craig Barnes. The...

2008-07-31 12:00:44

By IRIS FANGER Theater review The Forest of Arden has been set down in the midst of the Boston Common with much more than "a hey and a ho and a hey nonino," in a near-perfect production of "As You Like It," this summer's offering of Free Shakespeare. Now if only the weather will cooperate, the good citizens of Boston and surrounding towns, not to mention the tourists flooding the city, can watch Rosalind and Orlando circle each other in their love-drenched mating rites through Sunday....

2008-07-31 09:00:55

By Rachael Bogert, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--The clownlike villain Malvolio delivers a line in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" that could serve as advice for approaching the old plays: "Be not afraid of greatness." Yes, the language in Shakespeare's plays can be a trial, and there's a list of other reasons why the stories may no longer hold mass appeal. But be not afraid of such greatness reinterpreted, as it is at the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. As several festival...

2008-07-18 12:00:51

By Michael Grossberg, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 18--No theater company should be expected to solve all -- or even most -- of the tricky issues in one of Shakespeare's most difficult "problem" plays. Yet, Actors' Theatre does a fair measure of justice to Measure for Measure, which opened last night in Schiller Park. The dramatic and romantic elements are especially compelling in Artistic Director John S. Kuhn's clever adaptation, which stretches eight actors to tackle all 21...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.