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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
| August 10, 2012
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
| August 14, 2009
Play by Play: March 27, 2009
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
| March 24, 2009
Mirrors up to Nature
Up close, the Forest of Arden, an elevated glade tucked into Boston Common, looks like verdant, dappled clouds tacked to two-by-fours.
As You Like It on Boston Common; QED in Central Square
| July 29, 2008
Sometimes less is more when imagination rules.
A Midsummer Night's Dream on Boston Common, plus Hunter Gatherers in Wellfleet
| July 31, 2007
The fairies are creeping on their bellies along the carpet of the Wang Theatre rehearsal-hall floor.
Bringing the Bard to Boston Common
| July 17, 2007
Let’s get physical
Shakespeare’s super-dainty Kates become cannoli in The Taming of the Shrew on Boston Common.
The Taming of the Shrew on Boston Common; Copenhagen at the Publick
| August 01, 2006
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
| July 11, 2006
Congratulations are again in order to Opera Unlimited, this time for bringing to Boston the American premiere of Peter Eötvös’s attempt to make an opera out of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America .
Opera Unlimited does Tony Kushner, plus Elizabeth Keusch, Roger Tapping, Donal Fox, and John Harbison
| June 21, 2006
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
| June 07, 2006
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