Thursday, May 06, 2004
The Winter's Tale
Review of a new production from the Ten Thousand Things Theatre in Minneapolis: "By mixing death's rueful sting with the tonic of pastoral relief, Shakespeare gave early form to the tragicomedy. To the mystification of early critics, he also stirred time, place, religion and structure -- using whatever convention suited the moment. Costumer Sonya Berlovitz, tasked with delineating 15 characters with six actors, takes a cue from this anachronistic vision. Initially nonplussed, one can either choose to accept fedoras and trenchcoats alongside Elizabethan collars as a necessary convenience, or not."
posted 11:46 PM | link |
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posted 09/05/2004 | link | email
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