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About This Show

Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt and playwright Charles Mee (author of Full Circle, Snow in June, and bobrauschenbergamerica) have joined forces to produce a midsummer comedy of love based on Cardenio, a play by Shakespeare that was lost soon after its first performance. Fragments survive, which Greenblatt and Mee have woven into a contemporary reconstruction of the story, now set at a wedding party on the terrace of a villa in the Umbrian hills. Shakespeare’s fingerprints are all over this sparkling new version, from the crisscrossing of suspicious lovers to a cunning Iago-like meddler, from soliloquies (re-imagined as wedding toasts) to overheard conversation, from the dream of passion to the pleasures of music and dance.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: May 10, 2008 Final Performance: June 1, 2008
Location: Loeb Drama Center, Massachusetts

64 Brattle St,

Mid-Cambridge,

02138

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Theatermania Review

| | May 15, 2008
Stephen Greenblatt and Charles L. Mee’s take on a “lost” Shakespeare work ends up being three hours of only marginal amusement.

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