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The Theater at Monmouth tames the Shrew

It takes someone willful to knowingly court and mount a show so contentious, to modern eyes, as The Taming of the Shrew .
 Playing with power
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 19, 2013
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The Originals explore the soul of America

"I savor the boundlessness of it all," exalts life-loving Macon (Sally Wood) to timid Bess (Jennifer Porter), under the vertiginously open sky of 1860s Wyoming Territory.
Go West, young woman
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 04, 2012
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Review: John Cariani's Last Gas premieres at Portland Stage

It's hard to get anywhere from Township 15, Range 8 — it's vast, empty, and hours from even Bangor.
Pursuit of happiness
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 19, 2010
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An Irish classic

Matriarch Juno is the only one of the Boyles who brings in any coin: Her husband Jack is a drunken boor who, to avoid working, feigns aches in his legs.
The strong ensemble of Juno and the Paycock
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 14, 2010
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A smooth course

A Midsummer Night's Dream is arguably the Bard's sultriest, silliest, and most gossamer comedy. As such, of course, it is also among the most oft-produced al fresco summer offerings in the whole canon.
Fenix's breathtaking Dream
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 14, 2009
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Norse myths

A troll, according to folklore, can conceive by lust alone. That's one presumptuous genesis, and one that Peer Gynt learns the hard way.
Creating Peer Gynt at PSC
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 04, 2009


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Vast and intimate

PSC’s sophisticated and devastating interpretation of Julius Caesar reminds us of just how crucial it is that we keep our heads.  
Portland Stage’s masterful Caesar
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 02, 2008
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On Portland’s poet

It’s a testament to much of what’s good about America that one of her first and most popular poets had such reverence, and such affection, for so many of her stories.
Celebrating Longfellow’s words
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  October 31, 2007
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Woman power

The Cypress setting of Shakespeare’s Othello , classically directed by Sally Wood for the Theater at Monmouth, is a system of frequently rearranged wooden docks and walkways.
Supporting cast outshines the stars
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 09, 2006