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24 year-old Jimmy felt a little at sea: literally and figuratively. The worn-out fisherman was searching for a new career--he found Shakespeare. In Acting Shakespeare, written and performed by actor and playwright James DeVita, delivers a fun and fervent tribute to one man's journeys with history's greatest poet. Deftly weaving Shakespeare's life with reminiscences of DeVita's days on a Long Island fishing boat (and nights as a classical actor), this rich one-man show explores the beauty of words, the power of memory, and the profound impact art can have on the course of a single life.

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    James DeVita hits the occasional lopsided verse, but all is forgiven when his ambitious one-man display of expert Shakespearean nuance abandons its side notes for soliloquies.