All in all, Allyn Burrows has assembled a solidly entertaining production of a perennial Shakespearean favorite for the winter season.
Is it the Bard or a magic show? The prestidigitation wins out given the wanness of the dramatic proceedings.
Olympia Dukakis’ Prospera is no tough feminist deity commanding a tiny kingdom. She is at her best when she plays the character as a feisty, down-to-earth mother who wants the best for her daughter.
It is encouraging that the list of recommendations for October isn’t filled with musicals. Are straight plays back? I wouldn’t count on it in this economic climate. So let’s bask in the chance to hear words without music.
Julie Taymor’s film version of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is conclusive proof that just because we can do something with technology does not mean that we should. Less is often more, and one great text in hand is worth a dozen computers in the mix. And what was the director thinking with the racist portrayal […]
The summer season winds down with (too) many of the usual crowd-pleasers, enlivened by a couple of world premieres, a re-vamping of an Oscar Wilde warhorse, and an encounter with non-being, courtesy of Edward Albee. By Bill Marx The Taster by Joan Ackermann. Directed by Tina Packer. Staged by Shakespeare & Company at the Founders’ […]