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Twelfth Night

Director – Martha Henry Cast – Sarah Afful as Viola, Michael Blake as Sebastien, E.B. Smith as Orsino, Shannon Taylor as Olivia, Brent Carver as Feste, Lucy Peacock as Maria, Geraint Wyn Davies as Sir Toby Belch, Tom Rooney as … Continue reading

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The Dance of Death

In her program notes, director Martha Hanry describes seeing a production of Strindberg’s The Dance of Death at Stratford fifty years ago, directed by and starring Jean Gascon. ¬†She also comments that this play cannot be performed by just anyone. … Continue reading

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She Stoops to Conquer

Lots of fun with delightful performances by Lucy Peacock and Joseph Ziegler as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle, Maev¬†Beatty as Kate and Sarah Farb as Constance Neville. Barack Osborne was the perfect Tony Lumpkin and Tyrone Savage and Brad Hodder were … Continue reading

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Mother Courage

Because I had never seen this play, I decided to buy the script and read it in advance. Doing so left me interested and curious: how could this thing be staged to make any sense? Martha Henry managed it with … Continue reading

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Taking Shakespeare

John Murrell wrote this two person play for Martha Henry, and she takes full advantage, turning in a stunning performance. Every word, every gesture, every move contributes to a complete realization of Prof. She could carry the play alone, but … Continue reading

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Measure for Measure

This is not one of the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays, for many good reasons. The plot is convoluted and the ending is strange, with the Duke happily marrying everyone off. It is often described as a problem play and … Continue reading

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