Category: Reviews

Joyce’s Choices: ‘Cymbeline’ Free Shakespeare on the Common


Director Fred Sullivan Jr. has conceived a broadly interpreted production to encompass these disparate parts, and sets in motion a terrific company of actors.-Joyce’s Choices, Joyce Kulhawik

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Edge Media: Cymbeline


CSC’s Shakespeare in the Park always seems to do something unexpected; “Cymbeline” is no exception. With this being their 24th year, it is exciting to think about what their silver anniversary next year will bring.

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WBUR ARTery: With An Excess Of Plot, Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ Proves A Wild Ride On The Common


If they set up a roller coaster on Boston Common, there would be no more twists and hairpin turns than there are in “Cymbeline,”

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WGBH: Arts This Week ‘Cymbeline’


“Spirited and dripping with wit,” says Jared, “this ‘Cymbeline’ has us revel in the power of the princess.”

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The Patriot Ledger: Commonwealth Shakespeare troupe untangles ‘Cymbeline’


Sullivan scores a treat for Boston in mounting this difficult and seldom-staged play, well worth an evening outdoors on the common.

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The Boston Globe: On the Common, a whimsical ‘Cymbeline”


Nora Eschenheimer delivers such a fiery performance as the princess that there’s no mistaking Imogen’s wit, spirit, and resilience.

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The Boston Globe: Friendship takes flight in superb ‘Birdy’


Steven Maler’s intimate, poetic, and beautifully realized Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production of “Birdy’’ underscores what makes this drama so stirring: its illustration that, as with love, there can be a mysterious chemistry to friendship, a force of attraction… Read More

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WBUR/The ARTery: Naomi Wallace’s Adaptation Of ‘Birdy’ Takes Graceful Flight


The success of the play and the production rests largely in Wallace and Maler’s ability to artfully suggest the issues of the play. The audience has to accept the unlikely duo bonding in the first place. Jocks generally… Read More

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The Boston Globe: Mortality, mistaken identity, and a singular vision in ‘Blue Kettle’ and “Here We Go’


A mortal chill runs through “Here We Go,’’ a spare and haunting drama about the end of life. And the journey to the grave is no picnic, either, given how susceptible we are to the kind of bad… 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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