bestnom1000x50

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Latest Articles

Nick-and-Fred-(1)_list

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company takes on Coriolanus

The man of the hour is running for high office, and he has the support of the party faithful and the moneyed interests, but before he can claim victory, he must ingratiate himself with the unwashed masses, even as rival interests conspire to blacken his
The body politic
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 10, 2012
ALLSWELL_011_list

All's Well on Boston Common

I think of Measure for Measure , with its fanatically chaste heroine, and All's Well That Ends Well , with its lovely lass in pursuit of a lout, as Shakespeare's "Smart Women, Foolish Choices" plays.
Love sick
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 05, 2011
108_othello_listt

Moor power for free

The climax of Othello is less hot-blooded murder than ritual sacrifice, and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company staging is built on that idea.
CSC's Othello on Boston Common
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 06, 2010

Play by play, February 26, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of February 26, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010
NYE-2009-cat-thumb

52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010
0912_saltgirl_list

2009: The year in theater

A quick look at this past year in Boston's theater scene.
Stage worthies
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 25, 2009


09097_errors_lsit

Twin peaks

The bay of Ephesus laps Collins Avenue in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Latin-tinged, frisky if over-frenetic The Comedy of Errors (at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common through August 16). It is not across sands of subtlety but through a sp
The Comedy of Errors on Boston Common
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 14, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009
070727-ass_list

Balloon moon

Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 31, 2007
listTHEATERcol_Johnny-Lee-D

Dream team

The fairies are creeping on their bellies along the carpet of the Wang Theatre rehearsal-hall floor.
Bringing the Bard to Boston Common
By IRIS FANGER  |  July 17, 2007


060714_list_theater

Free fisticuffs

After last year’s Hamlet , Commonwealth Shakespeare Company artistic director Steven Maler decided he wanted a play “with life and character and vitality to it — an upbeat type of spirit” for this year’s offering of free Shakespeare on Boston Common.
Shrew to be tamed on Boston Common
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  July 11, 2006
060609_list_theater.jpg

Angels sing

One of the most memorable moments in Angels in America is the entrance of the Angel, who comes crashing down through Prior Walter’s ceiling.
Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer winner becomes an opera
By IRIS FANGER  |  June 07, 2006