Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Horton Foote and Shakespeare

Horton Foote's Orphans' Home Cycle concludes at last, and my review of the third and final installment is in today's paper. Yes, the show requires an investment in time (nine hours total, and you really can't see just part of it) and money, but it really takes you to a place quite unlike our own.

Also is today's paper is my love letter to Juliet Rylance, aka review of Sam Mendes' As You Like It over at BAM. Rylance was the best thing in the Theater for a New Audience's overrated Othello, and now she's the best thing in Mendes' middling As You Like It. Let's hope this won't turn into a pattern-- meaning, let's hope she gets better productions, not that she lowers her game!

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