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”… Read More

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Wicked Local: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company brings ‘Cymbeline’ to Boston Common


“When you stage Shakespeare, especially on the Boston Common, the most important thing is that you help the audience follow the story,” says Sullivan. With this production “it’s clear what’s happening in every scene.” Although you may never… Read More

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The Boston Globe: A fairy tale vision for Shakespeare on the Common


Fred Sullivan Jr. wears a Mickey Mouse T-shirt underneath his short-sleeve buttoned-down shirt and shorts. The reference underscores his vision for “Cymbeline,” which he is directing for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s free Shakespeare on the Common production July 17-Aug…. Read More

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Edge Media: A ‘Cymbeline’ for Our Times :: Fred Sullivan, Jr. Chats About CSC’s Shakespeare on the Common


Fred Sullivan, Jr. has long been a force on the New England theater scene; in addition to his 13 seasons with the Boston-based Commonwealth Shakespeare Company he was a resident actor with Trinity Rep in Providence, RI, for 35 seasons and, since… Read More

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Press Release: Accessibility Dates for Free Shakespeare On the Common 2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 12, 2019 Press Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 kmitchell@babson.edu COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY ANNOUNCES DATES OF ACCESS & INCLUSION PROGRAMMING FOR 24th SEASON OF FREE SHAKESPEARE ON THE COMMON Audio Described (August 3), ASL Performances (August 2… Read More

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Press Release: Free Shakespeare On the Common 2019: William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline


For Immediate release: May 1, 2019 Contact: Kati Mitchell kmitchell@babson.edu Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents “Free Shakespeare On the Common 2019:” William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline Directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. July 17 – August 4 Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common Wellesley, MA… Read More

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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: In ‘Birdy’, the scars of war, the bonds of friendship


William Wharton’s novel “Birdy” explores that conflict through the eyes of two boyhood friends who are shattered by war — one physically, the other mentally. The book was adapted into a 1984 film starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas… Read More

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Wicked Local: ‘Birdy’ takes flight at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company in Wellesley


The distinct tone of the movie is probably one reason why Naomi Wallace avoided watching it. In 1997, she was commissioned by a British theater company to write a stage adaptation of the story, which was a novel… Read More

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