A CurtainUp Review: Henry V

By Kathryn Osenlund This robust performance of Shakespeare’s Henry V by the Classical Acting Academy is free to the public. Not because people wouldn’t pay to see it ( they definitely would) but because the cast (teachers, designers and staff of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, along with volunteers from the

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PRESS RELEASE: 2010-2011 Season

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre is pleased to announce the 2010/11 mainstage “in repertory” season of Hamlet and As You Like It, a tragedy and a comedy, written within one year of each other by William Shakespeare, and directed by Artistic Director Carmen Khan. New programming this year includes The Classical

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Much more ado than usual on Philadelphia-area stages.

Stratford upon the Schuylkill? A big season for Shakespeare By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: July 11, 2010 He is easily this season’s most produced playwright – 16 productions on 14 professional stages throughout the Philadelphia region. At the estimable Arden Theatre in Old City, his swept-away lovers ended

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Temple Repertory Theater combines students with professionals

By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: July 04, 2010 Usually, college students are preparing to become professionals. But Philadelphia’s newest professional theater company opens this week at Temple University, and it’s composed mostly of students – students who already are certified pros. They’ve returned, midcareer, to school. In a

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Philadelphia theater in review — The year of the small company

by Debra Miller Without a doubt, Philadelphia has emerged at last as a thriving theater community that offers a wide variety of productions, nearly year-round. From the experimental to the classics, from dramas to comedies, from the intimate grass-roots startups with shoestring budgets in rented venues to the well-established and

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Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Alyce Wilson on May 4, 2010 Love can be dreamlike. One minute, it’s sure as a compass; the next it’s completely transformed into doubt and confusion. One minute, lovers feel lighthearted, skipping around the room as if clutching pink balloons; the next, lovers may feel bereft and confused. In

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This season, the stage belongs to Shakespeare

All the world’s a stage – and this season that stage belongs to Shakespeare. This spring will feature at least nine productions of Shakespeare plays in the Philadelphia region. This production of Romeo and Juliet at the Arden Theater hits the ground running. Tybalt and Benvolio each stir afoot to

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The New Face of Philly Shakespeare

By Autumn Konopka Wednesday August 26, 2009 If you want to find Shakespeare in Philadelphia, don’t go looking for the guy with the piercing eyes, receding hairline, and high pointy collar you’ve seen on all the book jackets and posters. In fact, you probably don’t want to bother looking for

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