Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS

POSTED: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012, 11:44 PM By Toby Zinman For the Inquirer I had been dutifully watching the trailer for Philly Shakes’ new production of Titus Andronicus, listening to Aaron Cromie, who is directing it, burble on, talking-head style, about going to graduate school, blah blah blah. And then

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Twelfth Night, Doubt, and Carousel

PHILADELPHIA By Tim Dunleavy Twelfth Night, Doubt and Carousel John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt is about a subject that’s in the news this week in Philadelphia: allegations of child abuse by priests. It’s a story you may think you’ve heard before, but what makes Shanley’s play compelling is that not everything

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Twelfth Night’s Jazzy Background Doesn’t Hit All the Right Notes

Written by Jennifer Kramer April 01, 2012 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre March 23 – May 20, 2012 The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater’s production of Twelfth Night boasts an impressive and intriguing set of inspirations, including the culture of the Jazz age, the paintings of Magritte, and

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Philly Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ enchants

By Jim Rutter, FOR THE INQUIRER POSTED: March 30, 2012 Shakespeare’s plays contain lyrics or references to more than 100 songs. Today, the Bard no doubt would have written Twelfth Night as a musical. That’s the sense given by Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s enchanting production. From its first line – “If

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Fun, Youthful, Pastoral

Trimmed script makes the play, paired with “Hamlet,” the happy flip side. By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer POSTED: April 18, 2011 Play’s the thing in Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s toy-strewn, youthful production of As You Like It, currently running in repertory with Hamlet. In the latter, Mary Tuomanen dons the

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This Hamlet is a tempestuous teen

By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: March 26, 2011 In one of Hamlet’s famous speeches, our Prince of Denmark summons actors and famously tells them to speak “trippingly on the tongue” – then offers a pointer or two. In their “torrent, tempest and . . . whirlwind” of passion,

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Villanova actor joins female Hamlet on Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre stage

By Aldonita Lane Correspondent Jason Greenfield as Laertes matches swords with Mary Tuomanen as Hamlet in a rehearsal for the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre production of “Hamlet.” “Hamlet” lives on this spring at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Starting on March 18 and running through May 4, audiences can enjoy actress Mary

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Henry V

PHILADELPHIA By Tim Dunleavy Henry V Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Call it “Dead Bards Society.” The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s Classical Acting Academy is presenting a terrific (and free!) production of Henry V that sets the play inside a prep school classroom, performed by students preparing for their final exam. The teacher

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Young actors bring an irresistible, playful energy to the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.

By J. Cooper Robb Posted Aug. 10, 2010 Who says you need to train for decades to perform Shakespeare? Under the tutelage of hypercreative director Aaron Cromie, a group of student actors brings youthful energy to Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s joyously theatrical and thoroughly exciting production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. The

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