WBUR The ARTery: King Lear Review


King Lear” is kicking up a storm on Boston Common (through Aug. 9). And what a storm it is, replete with claps of thunder, wind cranked from giant fans, swamps of fog and arching streams of water that… Read More

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Joyce’s Choices: King Lear Review


It was a sweltering night when I saw Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s latest FREE Shakespeare on the Common, but so absorbing and mighty was Will Lyman’s performance as KING LEAR that I hardly noticed the elements, save for the storm onstage, an… Read More

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The Boston Globe Review: King Lear


Steven Maler, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s founding artistic director, selected this dark and monumental drama to mark the 20th season of the company’s Free Shakespeare on the Common performances, and he chose Will Lyman for the title role. The… Read More

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TheaterMania Review: Twelfth Night


Maler has gathered an ensemble drawn from the best performers in the Boston (and Rhode Island) theater communities, carefully combining them with newcomers from New York and beyond.

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Boston Globe Review: An energetic ‘Twelfth Night’ on the Common


Director Steven Maler keeps the energy level high, the pace rapid, and the action clearly delineated. He astutely gives free rein to a pair of inventive performers who have been standouts in earlier CSC productions, and are so… Read More

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Boston Globe: Creating a new look for ‘Twelfth Night’ on the Common


“”The thing I love about this play is it is such a melancholic comedy “, Maler said. “He was writing this as he was writing ‘Hamlet’.  This sense of multiple deaths, some real and some perceived, that happen… Read More

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CSC’s First Boston Globe Review, 1996


A mid-city ‘Dream’ comes true The Boston Globe by: Ed Siegel Jul 22, 1996 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Play in five acts by William Shakespeare Directed by Steven Maler. Set, Susan Zeeman Rogers. Costumes, Jane Alois Stein. Lighting,… Read More

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