About This Show

Cymbeline, king of Britain, wants his daughter to marry the boorish Cloten, but the defiant
Imogen has already wed the curiously named commoner, Posthumus Leonatus. Beside himself
with rage, the king banishes Posthumus, who flees to Rome. Once there, he boasts to the
unscrupulous Iachimo of his wife’s fidelity; Iachimo wagers he can seduce Imogen (he can’t, of
course, as her virtue is beyond reproach). But he manages to fake it, unleashing a torrent of nearpreposterous
events that take the action all over the European map.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: May 2, 2007 Final Performance: May 12, 2007

Theatermania Review

| | May 1, 2007
Cheek By Jowl’s production of Shakespeare’s problematic play is spoken too fast and improperly acted.

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