60 Second Review: Othello

March 15, 2013 – Christopher Munden In most of Shakespeare’s tragedies, the characters are overtaken by the swirl of events, following fate to their bloody end. A notable exception is OTHELLO, now onstage at Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. The villainous Iago (J Hernandez) drives the action, snaring noble Othello (Forrest McClendon)

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Review: Othello

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013, 10:41 AM By Wendy Rosenfield For the Inquirer There’s something different about Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s Othello, and it’s not because director Carmen Kahn sets the tragedy in outer space, or the jazz age, or even its own era. Visually, this is a by-the-book production, with simple

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The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s Othello

Samantha Clarke Philadelphia Theater Examiner The audience walks into the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and into a world swirling with rain gusts and tempests: an ominous feeling of foreboding of things to come. The walls are a corroded and molted watercolor, giving the illusion of once being subject to too much

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Cymbeline

PHILADELPHIA By Tim Dunleavy Cymbeline The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Even for Shakespeare devotees, Cymbeline is a play that’s hard to love. The Bard’s tale of a princess whose bumpy road to happiness is strewn with a scheming queen, a devious prince, and a jealous fiancé—plus a battle and a beheading

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In Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” the Girl Is the Bigger Man

By J. Cooper Robb Summer theater in the Philadelphia area is typically dominated by William Shakespeare’s works, and this season, plays by the Bard have been featured on stages from Quakertown to Wilmington, Del. Particularly welcome have been the frequent free productions, including Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s fascinating staging of Cymbeline.

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Titus Andronicus, The Black Monk, and How I Learned to Drive

PHILADELPHIA By Tim Dunleavy Titus Andronicus, The Black Monk and How I Learned to Drive About ten minutes before the end of Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s wonderful production of Titus Andronicus, I thought, “When is the intermission going to be?” I hadn’t even realized that I had been sitting spellbound for

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He Said: PST’s TITUS ANDRONICUS is Delightfully Ghastly Guignol

Posted by Neal Newman Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s TITUS ANDRONICUS is actually a trip to the GRAND GUIGNOL, Paris’ smallest professional theater. From 1897 until 1962, this 280 seat venue produced unimaginably gory melodramas that not only advanced the art of stage makeup/special effects, but had an cultural impact that is

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Petit Guignol, Grand Titus Andronicus

Written by Jennifer Kramer April 25, 2012 Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre April 11 – May 19, 2012 Relatively few Shakespearean productions begin when a wizened puppet peers out at the audience, disappears behind the curtain, and starts playing a tiny pipe organ. But the Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Masterfully Produces the Very Bloody “Titus Andronicus”

By J. Cooper Robb Posted Apr. 24, 2012 If you’ve always thought the Bard a bore, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s extravagantly theatrical Titus Adronicus should change your mind about theater’s most revered dramatist. Director Aaron Cromie turns the Bard’s bold work into a spectacularly gleeful bloodbath that is both intense

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Titus Andronicus

by Lewis Whittington Contributor Sunday Apr 22, 2012 Director Aaron Cromie’s over-the-top production is in repertory at PST with the gentler tale of “Twelve Night.” But if you are in a bloody mood, Titus has garroting, torture, dismemberment, and, of course, the odd head in a jar. Hunger gamers, eat

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