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Wicked Local: Be the ghost of ‘Hamlet’ in new virtual reality video by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company


Imagine being in the mind of “Hamlet” as the prince descends into despair and madness and plots to avenge his father’s death. A new virtual reality experience puts Shakespeare fans on stage with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s actors as… Read More

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The New York Times: ‘Hamlet’ in Virtual Reality Casts the Viewer in the Play


“Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit,” is a joint production of two very different outfits: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, which is known for staging free Shakespeare on Boston Common, and the tech giant Google. Its creators hope that beyond the… Read More

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The Boston Globe: All the virtual world’s a stage in ‘Hamlet 360’


Best known for the “Free Shakespeare on the Common” series he presides over each summer on Boston Common as artistic director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Maler has taken a big, ambitious swing with “Hamlet 360.’’

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Press Release: Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit


For Immediate release: January 25, 2019 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 kmitchell@commshakes.org Commonwealth Shakespeare Company partners with Google to release Hamlet adapted to Virtual Reality: Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit Wellesley, MA— Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced today that… Read More

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WGBH: Preview of “Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle and Here We Go.”


Director Bryn Boice and actor Karen MacDonald previewed their new production, “Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle and Here We Go.”

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Wicked Local: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company interprets two of Caryl Churchill’s one-act plays


Mark Twain, who said that a “classic” is a book that everyone wants to have read but no one wants to read, might have a similar observation about the plays of Caryl Churchill: Everyone admires her work, but… Read More

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WBUR: What To Know About ‘Richard III’ Before Going To Shakespeare On The Common


You don’t have to know a whole lot about English history — or even have read the other “history plays” in the Shakespearean canon — to appreciate “Richard III,” which, in this production, features veteran Shakespearean actor, TV and… Read More

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Edge Media: Talking ‘Richard III’ with Faran Tahir


Faran Tahir was born into the world of theater, being the son of parents who were quite active in the theater arts in Pakistan. And one could say Tahir was born into the film world, as well, given… Read More

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Boston Globe: Capturing the villainy of Richard III from the inside out


Playing Shakespeare’s Richard III, actor Faran Tahir holds a useless left arm to his side and limps with his left foot turned slightly inward. But he is not frail, not hideous. Stalking a bare rehearsal stage in jeans… Read More

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Wicked Local: Faran Tahir and Seamus Doyle


Richard III kills a man and then has the audacity to seduce, marry and murder the widow. Later on, he has two royal kids assassinated in order to secure his place on the throne. And yet, when Faran… Read More

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