Crimson staff writer
Isabel C. Ruehl
Astrid, like Pippi, is a woke, wild role model. Hers is a tale of nuanced empowerment, befitting the classics she contributes to children’s literature.
It’s loud, exciting, and stimulating, and this emphasis on interplay — and play itself — is no accident. Wall text abounds with descriptions of collaboration between the Milne-Shepard families, as well as the subtlety of “Winnie-the-Pooh’s” educational agenda.
Stripped of complex language and any inkling of plot, “Hamnet” reduces the Shakespearean canon to a moving meditation on parent-child relationships. The result is a wonderfully accessible performance that is nonetheless quite nuanced.