WBUR The ARTery: What To Know Before Seeing Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ On The Boston Common

This year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is producing the Bard’s late-career romance play, “Cymbeline,” for its annual (free) summer stage in the Boston Common, from July 18 through Aug. 4.

If you are less familiar with Shakespeare’s work, “Cymbeline” will give you a taste of each of his classics. I like to think of “Cymbeline” as a Shakespearean mixtape. He took all of his favorite dramatic devices seen in his other plays — disguise, poison, forbidden love, a strained father-daughter relationship, murder, and trickery — and combined them into one entangled story.

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