Tag Archive: Shakespeare

King Lear at A Noise Within

Pasadena’s A Noise Within celebrates its 25th year (and its fifth in Pasadena, after 20 years in Glendale) with a particularly effective and timely rendition of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, King Lear. Their choice to dress the players in 1940s era costume makes the action more immediate, contemporary, and unflinchingly political, bringing to mind the Netflix …

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare!

Today is the first day of summer, and one of the best things about summer is that theater companies across the country are all suddenly stricken with the urge to perform the works of Shakespeare outside, usually for free. If you look around your area, you’ll probably find some group or school or band of itinerant actors declaiming in iambic pentameter at a park, beach, zoo or other open space. Here are a few I was able to dig up in just a few minutes on the google-box.

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