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A 'Hamlet' Without the Prince

STRATFORD, Ct.--One of the siller statements about Shakespeare came from Chesterton, who said that "man have agreed about Hamlet vastly

A Mixed Bag at Stratford

STRATFORD, Ct.--The English have always been fascinated with the history of their own monarchy. Just as the ancient Greeks knew

More Than a Touch of Harry in the Night

STRATFORD, Conn.--A brand newqartistic director has taken the helm at the American Shakespeare Theatre (AST) this summer. He is Peter

The Bard

S TRATFORD, Conn.--Among Shakespeare's plays, Richard III ranks second only to Hamlet in the total number of lines, in the

Black String Musicians: Ascending the Scale

Most major practitioners of jazz have been, and continue to be, Black musicians. In the field of classical music, however,

Serving the Eye Better than the Ear

STRATFORD, Conn.--When the American Shakespeare Theatre opened here in 1955, it offered productions of Julius Caesar and The Tempest. Whether

A 20th-Century 'Julius Caesar'... 18th-Century 'Twelfth Night'

STRATFORD, Conn.--Just about every one of us is vitally affected by politics and the powers attendant upon it. This was

Peers Without Peers and Dracula

In the long history of satirical tomfoolery and nonsensicality on the stage, two bodies of work constitute equal peaks: the

Worth Is Always Worth Seeing

T HE PLAY'S THE THING--or at least it ought to be. But there are times when a performer so transcends

Here and There A 'Twelfth Night'

Although it has had its strong detractors over the years, Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is for many the finest comedy in

Kern's 'Sweet Adeline' in Bright Revival

T HERE ARE those of us mainly interested in where we are, and others in where we are going. But

'As You Like It' in a Forest Without Green

STRATFORD, Conn.--To be fair. I had best start with a confession: As You Like It is not a play I

'The Crucible'--Witch-Hunts Then and Now

STRATFORD, Conn.--There is considerable logic in the American Shakespeare Theatre's decision this summer to fevive Artnur Miller's play about the

'Winter's Tale' Has Superb Leontes at Last

STRATFORD, Conn.--It is hardly news these days that cultural institutions such as symphony orchestras, opera and theatre companies, and art

Leontes Damages The Winter's Tale'

STRATFORD, Conn--For a long time I have been struck by the remarkable parallel between Shakespeare and Beethoven at the end