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Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Wilma Theater Spells Double Double Toil and Trouble

Director Blanka Zizka creates a dazzling visual and aural production of Macbeth but seems to miss the mark of natural passion and enthusiasm often associated with this popular piece.

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Theater Picks for the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe

The Live Arts and Philly Fringe has grown and moved mostly North and West from its Old City nexus, prices have gone up, and the roster of performances seems larger and harder to navigate, but it remains a good reason to be in Philadelphia.

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'Jester's Dead' creators talk 'Top Gun' and Shakespeare at 2010 Philly Fringe Festival

After a year and a half of hard work and endless preparation, Nat McIntyre and Rhett Henckel (pictured) – two veterans of the Old Globe Theatre  in San Diego - will finally see a private joke become a reality:

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A Queer Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a gender-bent look at Shakespeare’s famous play for a woman wert thou first created;Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting,And by addition me of thee defeated—from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 20, widely seen as a homoerotic paean to a young male muse, “the master mistress of [his] passion”

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Superheroes Who Are Patriotic Performs at Plays and Players Theatre on July 2nd

On Friday, July 2nd at 8pm at Plays & Players Theatre, in honor of this country’s independence, Save The Day Productions will salute its greatest hero. Not Jefferson, not Franklin, not Washington. Nope, I am talking, of course, about a true national icon we can all agree on… Captain America. 

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Romeo & Juliet: a Perfect Evening Out with the Pennsylvania Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet presented the classic 1935 Prokofiev ballet “Romeo and Juliet."  Prokofiev wrote the music for the Kirov Ballet with a synopsis of the

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Shakespeare in Philadelphia: The Arden’s Romeo and Juliet Introduces a Season of the Bard

Four hundred years after his death, William Shakespeare remains the world’s most produced playwright. For evidence of his enduring popularity look no further than the region’s stages: there are at least five productions of the Bard’s plays in the Philadelphia area this weekend alone and more than a dozen more being staged in the next few months.

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