The Intrepid Theatre Company is presenting a new series called Shakespeare Unplugged. The purpose is to stage stories from the Bard and focus on the text instead of visual elements.

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For his finale after four superb Old Globe Theatre summer seasons, Adrian Noble finesses the early Tom Stoppard gumdrop, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a mixture of Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett with plenty of Abbott and Costello thrown in. As always, Noble aces it. Gonna miss the guy.

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Cast of As You Like It

It’s gratifying to see that the Old Globe’s Shakespeare Festival continues under Adrian Noble’s steady leadership.  I  also find it interesting that the common theme in this summer’s Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe is oppression.  What’s most interesting is that this theme uplifts audiences when treated with a light touch even as it hammers…

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