Turbo HAMLET: Holding a mirror up to kids’ nature? – Broad Street Review

Featured in Broad Street Review “Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s 90-minute ‘Hamlet’ Turbo ‘Hamlet’: Holding a mirror up to kids’ nature?” By Alaina Mabaso May 16, 2017   I just received a press release about an upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which described that fairy-feted romp from Athens to the woods and

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Students see HAMLET as Shakespeare Intended – Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com

Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer / philly.com “Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre takes ‘Hamlet’ to high school” By Tirdad Derakhshani April 25, 2017 Last summer, Philly’s theater scene suffered a significant hit when the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre suspended its mainstage productions after its 20th season, citing spiraling costs and lack of donor support. The company,

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“Deliciously straightforward” Macbeth – Nealspaper.com

Featured in NealsPaper.com “Macbeth Review” By Neal Zoren May 4, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) MACBETH, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, through Saturday, May 21 — Carmen Khan does the best thing a director can do for Shakespeare. She lets him speak for himself and concentrates on character and

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“Thrilling and Savage” Macbeth – The Inquirer

Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com “Phila. Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’: Thrilling and savage” By Toby Zinman April 7, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) The “butcher and his fiend-like queen” stalk the boards again in this thrilling and savage production of Macbeth at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Director Carmen Khan has wisely

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“Quick, sparkling, smiling” Twelfth Night – The Inquirer

Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer / philly.com “Philly Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’: Quick, sparkling, smiling” By Hugh Hunter April 19, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is now running a sparkling, fast-paced revival of Twelfth Night. With stunning brilliance, Shakespeare turns the farce staple of mistaken identity into a

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“The Bard turned upside down” Twelfth Night – Broad Street Review

Featured in Broad Street Review “Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’: The Bard turned upside down” By Mark Cofta April 25, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) The problem with repertory — if there’s any problem at all with running two or more plays concurrently with the same cast — is that it’s hard

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“He cracks, she runs down” Macbeth – Broad Street Review

Featured in Broad Street Review “Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Macbeth’: He cracks, she runs down” By Mark Cofta April 22, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) All hail Macbeth, the play with almost as many famous lines as Hamlet: “Screw your courage to the sticking place.” “Is this a dagger I see before me?”

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“Visual wit, strong voices, and a lot of heart” Twelfth Night – DC Metro Theater Arts

Featured on DC Metro Theater Arts “Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre” By Tim Dunleavy April 16, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) There are few plays in the Shakespearean canon as beloved as Twelfth Night. It’s a comedy that uses mistaken identities, trickery, and a healthy dose of romance

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“Exceedingly well-done” Macbeth – DC Metro Theater Arts

Featured on DC Metro Theater Arts “Review: ‘Macbeth’ at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre” By Tim Dunleavy April 8, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) When you go to see Macbeth, you probably take a few things for granted. You might expect to be impressed by the splendor and beauty of Shakespeare’s language,

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“High comedy” Twelfth Night – Phindie

Featured on Phindie.com “TWELFTH NIGHT (Philly Shakes): What you will!” By Scott Wiser April 22, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) This week marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. If there is ever a need to challenge the outdated argument that Shakespeare has no importance in modern times, direct the

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