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Dig Boston: Death and the Maiden Asks ‘How Do We Move On?’

“I think ultimately the play is trying to set up an environment where people can find it socially appropriate to share their own stories as a kind of therapy or exorcism. It’s a great play.”-Flora Diaz (Paulina)

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The Boston Globe: Tony Shalhoub goes from Broadway to Babson

Tony Shalhoub, who’s currently starring in the exceedingly well-reviewed Broadway musical “The Band’s Visit,” used his off night Monday to fulfill a commitment he made a while ago to do a semi-staged reading of Bertolt Brecht’s “Fear and… Read More

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The Boston Globe: For his wife, and Brecht, Tony Shalhoub will make time

“Brooke and I are happy to have the chance to work together,” says Shalhoub, “and we’ve known Steve Maler, Commonwealth Shakespeare’s founding artistic director] for a long time and like to support his work.”

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Edge Media: Director Allegra Libonati Finds Fresh Insights in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Edge Media: “Romeo and Juliet,” to me they are both incredibly serious and intelligent characters. They are the children of these two families that people underestimate in what they’re capable of and how they feel. I was looking for… Read More

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The Boston Globe: Romeo and Juliet on the Common Aims to Enliven a Beloved Tale

The Boston Globe: “You take into consideration that everyone knows at least the ins and the outs of the story,” says director Allegra Libonati. “I think our approach is that the play holds up. The characters are really good…. Read More

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Edge Media: Father, Daughter, Plays-Part One: Will Lyman

Longtime Boston actor Will Lyman has graced area stages of decades, as well as lending his talents to the small and large screens, sometimes in the capacity of voice actor (PBS’ “Frontline” on television; “Iron Man” (2008) and “Little Children”… Read More

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Edge Media: The Play Remains the Thing, Steven Maler on ‘Our American Hamlet’

If you think the most famous actor in America in the months and years just after April 14, 1865, was John Wilkes Booth, you’re probably right. But who held that distinction in the years leading up to that… Read More

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The Boston Globe: Shakespeare’s tragedy, and our own

In rehearsal for “Our American Hamlet,” Jake Broder performs double duty. One minute he’s responding to director Steve Maler’s suggestion about how to deliver a sword to another character onstage, and the next he’s answering a question about… Read More

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Wicked Local: Lincoln assassin’s brother was ‘like De Niro’

Jacob Fishel plays Edwin convincingly with a regal but vulnerable affect, a lord of the stage who is forever undermined by the haunting influence of his father and the bumbling, jealous rage of his brother John. (The would-be… Read More

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The Boston Globe: An Uncommon Shakespeare Comedy for the Common

“The women have this control over how much they want to be wooed, or not. The idea of wit and the ability to use your words is really revered in this play, and there’s something about how the… Read More

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