Press Release: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Caryl Churchill One-Acts Blue Kettle and Here We Go


For Immediate release: September 27, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 [email protected] Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents first production of 2018-2019 Season: Caryl Churchill double-bill Blue Kettle & Here We Go Directed by Bryn Boice November 7-18 Sorenson Center, Babson College Wellesley, MA — Commonwealth… Read More

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Patriot Ledger: In Shakespeare’s game of thrones, Faran Tahir is a riveting ‘Richard’


William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” unfolds nightly on the Boston Common — weather permitting — in an impressive production, under the carefully calibrated direction of Steven Maler.

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Boston Globe: ‘In this summer of our discontent, a resonant ‘Richard III’


How does a once-great nation survive when its leader is unhinged? That question is, um, perhaps less academic than it once was. So you might feel a few uneasy twinges of recognition as you sit on Boston Common… Read More

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Press Release: 2018-2019 Season Announcement


For Immediate release: July 23, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 [email protected] Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces 2018-2019 Season: Caryl Churchill double-bill Blue Kettle & Here We Go, Birdy, Cymbeline on Boston Common, and more Wellesley, MA — Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler announced today… 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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WGBH Open Studios: Interview with Faran Tahir


Actor Faran Tahir sits down to discuss his leading role in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of “Richard III.”

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Press Release: Casting Announcement for Richard III


For Immediate release: June 6, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell, [email protected] Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents “Free Shakespeare On the Common:” William Shakespeare’s Richard III Directed by Steven Maler Starring Faran Tahir  July 18 – August 5 Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common… Read More

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