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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The Boston Globe: The taming of ‘The Tempest’


The return of Free Shakespeare on the Common this summer presented a range of post-pandemic challenges, including how to shorten a masterpiece  

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The Bay State Banner: Shakespeare on the Common returns with ‘The Tempest’


On July 21, the Boston Common will once again come alive with the sounds of live theater. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will stage “The Tempest” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Free Shakespeare On the Common. Though the… Read More

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company announces the cast and creative team for Free Shakespeare on the Common: The Tempest July 21 — August 8, 2021


  Boston, MA​ — Boston, MA — Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Artistic Director Steven Maler, are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest (directed by Steven Maler),  starring the great Shakespearean… Read More

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Performances of THE TEMPEST On the Boston Common July/August, 2021


Boston, MA — Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Artistic Director Steve Maler, together with the City of Boston and Mayor Kim Janey, are thrilled to announce the Company’s plans to return to live performance this summer with its… Read More

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Metrowest Daily News: Bah, humbug! COVID cannot stop holiday sightings of Scrooge


No matter that the virus has snuffed out the stage lights during this strange and difficult season. Multiple productions of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas treat, “A Christmas Carol,” are available for viewing at home, thanks to the ingenuity… Read More

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