Category: Reviews

Joyce’s Choice: Theater: THE TEMPEST

“What could be more fitting for this summer’s FREE annual Commonwealth Shakespeare production on the common, than THE TEMPEST? In a season of storms: climatic, pandemic, and politic, and their cross currents: moral ambiguity, and familial strife, the… Read More

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The Theater Mirror: CSC’s ‘Tempest’ Casts an Enchanting Spell

“The tempest itself is a thing of terrifying beauty, causing sails and passengers to flail and fall. There’s nothing like the wonder of watching a play where you know what’s going to happen but, in the moment of… Read More

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The Patriot Ledger: The Bard is back on Boston Common: ‘The Tempest’ is pure enchantment

“Although Maler has been meticulous in assembling a top-notch cast for his return to the Boston Common and has mounted a spectacle complete with music and dancing, it is the two-person scenes and the moving monologues delivered by… Read More

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New York Stage Review: From Boston: The Tempest, A Perfect Storm And A Perfect John Douglas Thompson

“In its economy, pace, and its lucid presentation of an emotionally rich journey, this is the best production of The Tempest that I have ever seen, one of those where you go, “Well, I never have to see [insert… Read More

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WBUR ARTery: Our Revels Now Are Restarted: ‘The Tempest’ Gets Boston Theater Buzzing Again On The Common

“Boasting an excellent, pitch-perfect cast, featuring the increasingly renowned John Douglas Thompson as Prospero, Boston Ballet principal John Lam as Ariel, and local favorite Nael Nacer as Caliban, this Shakespearean offering of betrayal is outlined with forgiveness and hope. Part of… Read More

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The Boston Globe: This ‘Tempest’ was worth the wait

“Whether you’re a newcomer to “The Tempest” or a veteran, this might possibly be the Prospero against which you measure all others you see in the future.”

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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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