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“Blood and Thunder” in Macbeth – PlayShakespeare.com

Featured on PlayShakespeare.com “Blood and Thunder in the PST’s Macbeth” By Jennifer Kramer April 10, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. It also marks the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, now beginning their season with Macbeth. One could easily expect some bombastic

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“Youthful and Musical” Twelfth Night – PlayShakespeare.com

Featured on PlayShakespeare.com “Youthful and Musical Twelfth Night at the PST” By Jennifer Kramer April 17, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) The “spirit of childhood” is not exactly the first association one makes with Twelfth Night, revolving as it does around more adult matters like courtship, grief, and dirty jokes. Yet

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“Macbeth” Review – PA Theatre Guide

Featured in PA Theatre Guide “Theatre Review: ‘Macbeth’ at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre” By Lisa Ford April 10, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Carmen Khan, is a dark meditation about ambition, tyranny, revenge, murder, and the consequential inescapable nightmarish guilt created from crimes of blood. Set in

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“Twelfth Night” Review – PA Theatre Guide

Featured in PA Theatre Guide “Theatre Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre” By Kelly Mintzer April 18, 2016 (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) Four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare unwittingly set the bones of Gary Marshall’s career, by establishing the standards every modern romantic comedy would strive to attain. Whether

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A shrew not tamed, but understood

Featured in Broad Street Review “A shrew not tamed, but understood” By Mark Cofta October 20, 2015  (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) The Taming of the Shrew is an engaging, often entertaining play (produced locally three times just in 2015), but one that is also frequently misunderstood and reviled for its allegedly

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A woman moved

Featured on Phindie.com “THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A woman moved” By Christopher Munden October 20, 2015  (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) If Romeo and Juliet can be seen as Shakespeare’s commentary on the inherent impracticality of naive young love, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is his statement on the practical necessities of

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‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Review – D.C. Metro Theatre Arts

Featured on D.C. Metro Theatre Arts “The Taming of the Shrew at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre” By Tim Dunleavy October 20, 2015  (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) Nobody can seethe like Jenna Kuerzi. As Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, Kuerzi reacts to every slight from her unwelcome suitor Petruchio with

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Shrewd Staging at the Philly Shakespeare Theatre

Featured on PlayShakespeare.com “Shrewd Staging at the Philly Shakespeare Theatre” By Jennifer Kramer October 19, 2015  (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) For their production of The Taming of the Shrew, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre addresses the elephant (or perhaps the elephant shrew) in the room immediately: their program notes begin with the question

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The Inquirer: Shrew Review

Featured in The Inquirer “This ‘Shrew’ has a great cast, not enough direction” By Wendy Rosenfield October 22, 2015  (Photos by Kendall Whitehouse) Even under the most scrupulous care, The Taming of the Shrew presents problems for modern audiences, particularly if they include school groups who might be encountering the Bard for

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Review: ‘Kill Will’ in Philly

Featured on PlayShakespeare.com Kill Will in Philly By Jennifer Kramer September 29, 2015  Every September, the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival takes over the city, producing bold new works of contemporary visual and performing arts and uniting artists directly with audiences. Despite having aged slightly out of the “contemporary” category, noted playwright

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