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Adventures in Arden: “As You Like It” plays at the Guthrie
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Adventures in Arden: “As You Like It” plays at the Guthrie

Over the four centuries since Shakespeare’s plays were first performed, artists continue to find new insights into the original texts, interpreting and reinterpreting the classic plots for new generations of audiences. This is the beauty of Shakespeare: stories so specific yet so universal that we cannot help but find ways to see ourselves in them….

Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater
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Review: Romeo and Juliet at the Guthrie Theater

Downtown Minneapolis’s Guthrie Theater is considered one of the most prestigious theaters in the Twin Cities, and its current production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does not disappoint. The director, Joseph Haj, known for his production of King Lear this past spring, presents the world-famous love story through a mixture of traditional and modern…

Review of the Guthrie Theatre’s King Lear
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Review of the Guthrie Theatre’s King Lear

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedies, following Lear’s slow descent into madness after bequeathing his kingdom to two of his three daughters. It’s a painful and poetic play to watch, and aspects of it have been adapted into many different forms, from Jane Smiley’s novel A Thousand Acres to parts of The…

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Review: As You Like It

Macalester’s As You Like It does what any good Shakespeare staging should do: allow the Bard’s work to transcend the ages and move viewers of all stripes. From the show’s first moments of Orlando (personified by the seductive Dominic Rodgers ’19) bemoaning his brother’s misconduct, word and action alike crackle with compelling personality. Other standouts…