The CAA vs. Cymbeline

Written by Jennifer Kramer August 12, 2012 Cymbeline by William Shakespeare The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre August 1 – 19, 2012 The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater’s Classical Acting Academy, an immersive eight-week program for rising young actors to learn classical acting techniques and performances, presents as the culmination of their summer’s study

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The Two Noble Kinsmen

PHILADELPHIA By Tim Dunleavy The Two Noble Kinsmen The Two Noble Kinsmen is one of Shakespeare’s least performed plays, but don’t hold that against it. After all, it’s only in the last few decades that scholars have largely agreed that it even is a Shakespeare play. (It’s widely believed now

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The Two Noble Kinsmen – The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Samantha Clarke Philadelphia Theater Examiner It’s a tale as old as time or, at least, as old as Chaucer. Two cousins, Palamon (Dan McGlaughlin) and Arcite (Chris Anthony) are primordially bonded together into an intimate band of brothers. They’ve shared everything: battles, women, and secret handshakes. Prisoners of war, they

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Review: THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013, 2:04 AM By Toby Zinman For the Inquirer Want to know how old my beatup collected Shakespeare is? So old it doesn’t include The Two Noble Kinsmen. Only recently has the play been included in volumes of the collected plays, as Shakespearian purists relented and opened

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Of Good Discourse and Excellent Music

Written by Jennifer Kramer April 06, 2013 Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre March 28 – May 19, 2013 While it is perfectly accurate to say that the dramatic action of Much Ado About Nothing depends upon the characters of Beatrice and the Friar backing

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Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013, 10:43 AM By Jim Rutter For THE INQUIRER “To suffer love.” This unusual line appears three times in quick order toward the end of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s fresh, exuberant production illuminates the Bard’s theme with a fullness and flourish. Much of

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Psst…the Play Is Always the Thing at Philly Shakes Theatre

Lew Whittington Huffington Post, Arts & culture journalist Carmen Kahn, artistic director of the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, keeps devising new ways to present Shakespeare as vital living theater for contemporary audiences. PST has fencing seminars, Bardian cabarets and a network of regional school outreach to engage students with the actors,

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A Review of “Othello” by The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Othello is a timeless play with ever-current themes of race and jealousy. It exposes chilling views on intimacy, marriage, and self-destruction. The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre brings this 400-year-old tragedy back to life in its traditional setting, 16th Century Venice and Cyprus. The performances were visceral and snappy and the bare-bones

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