Patrick Swanson

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Muddled histories

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
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 15, 2010

Arise and hail

"At first blush, Thomas Hardy seems an unlikely figure to associate with Revels." With due respect to Revels artistic director Patrick Swanson's program statement, this Hardy fanatic of almost 50 years begs to differ.
Revels goes to Thomas Hardy's Wessex
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 16, 2008

Rough magic

The cupboards of Irish dramaturgy are crammed with ghosts.
Shining City at the Huntington; ASP’s The Tempest
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 18, 2008

Meter maids

Santa may know who’s naughty and nice, but he’ll have to bone up on his irregular folk meters if he wants to follow this year’s Christmas Revels to the Balkans.
Revels goes to the Balkans
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 17, 2007

Christmas in Croatia

“If there are 1100 people in the audience,” Swanson reminds me, “around 600-700 of them will dance out into the Sanders lobby at intermission.”
Revels heads for the Balkans
By IRIS FANGER  |  December 09, 2007