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Love's labors: ASP visits Two Gentlemen
I have never seen a production of Two Gentlemen of Verona , and now I know why.
| December 21, 2012
ASP tackles Troilus and Cressida
"All's false in love and war" might be a maxim for Troilus and Cressida.
| May 04, 2012
ASP's Twelfth Night enters laughing
The challenge in any production of Twelfth Night isn't the love triangle.
| October 14, 2011
ASP serves up Antony and Cleopatra
In Antony and Cleopatra, the Brangelina of the ancient world are transported from messy, histrionic life to the realm of legend. Audiences at Actors' Shakespeare Project's streamlined, slightly rearranged presentation of the play are less likely to be tr
| May 06, 2011
Review: The Hotel Nepenthe; Ti-Jean & His Brothers; Pussy on the House
"Only connect," advises E.M. Forster, failing to add, "And be weird." John Kuntz, however, hears that double directive, perhaps blowing in the wind, and responds with The Hotel Nepenthe .
Islands in the storm
| March 04, 2011
Review: Actors' Shakespeare Project essays Cymbeline
If you're thinking that Shakespeare never released a greatest-hits play, you've never seen Cymbeline . Then again, that wouldn't put you in a very elite group, since this late (1610 or 1611) romance is one of the Bard's least-produced works.
Good Will hunting
| February 18, 2011
The work of Actors' Shakespeare Project is generally smart and imaginative, so the company's thoroughly misbegotten Henry IV, Part I , the first half of ASP's The Coveted Crown (at Midway Studios through November 21), comes as a surprise.
ASP's Henry IV, Part I
| October 15, 2010
Fall Theater Preview: The event’s the thing
Artistic directors have suddenly morphed into event planners. Both the American Repertory Theater’s Diane Paulus and the Huntington Theatre Company’s Peter DuBois speak of programming not plays but “events.”
Fall on Boston boards
| September 17, 2010
You know upon meeting Becky Shaw that you're in the presence of a smart, snappy writer. But you picture playwright Gina Gionfriddo as someone more akin to Theresa Rebeck than William Makepeace Thackeray.
Becky Shaw at the Huntington; Entertaining Mr. Sloane at the Publick; Othello at Actors' Shakespeare Project
| March 19, 2010
Mars vs. Venus
It’s been 21 years since Speed-the-Plow first milked the cravenness of Hollywood and the self-described “whores” who turn its celluloid tricks. But David Mamet’s scathing, staccato comedy has held up at least as well as Madonna, who made her Broadway d
Speed-the-Plow; The Taming of the Shrew; A Long and Winding Road
| October 30, 2009
It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
| September 18, 2009
I don’t know that David Mamet’s is a fine Romance , and it certainly doesn’t conjure love at first scene.
Mamet’s Romance with ART; ASP’s Much Ado About Nothing
| May 22, 2009
It takes chutzpah for a first-time playwright to get into the ring with Bertolt Brecht.
Two Men of Florence at the Huntington; Coriolanus at the Armory
| March 17, 2009
A turn-of-the-20th-century dourness collides with a likable lightness of being in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s Twelfth Night .
Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s delightful Twelfth Night
| January 02, 2006
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