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Much Ado About Nothing

Like all of Shakespeare’s comedies, Much Ado About Nothing has its dark moments.  The play is about two pairs of lovers. One pair is of noble birth; their names are Claudio and Hero. The other pair is, let’s say, middle-class, and they are called Beatrice and Benedick.  The first pair have a somewhat formal relationship […]

REVIEW: Julius Caesar

Most critics, it appears, would prefer to bury Julius Caesar, not praise it. This touring production of Shakespeare's quintessential political drama by Bell Shakespeare Company is a conglomeration of misguided choices, displacing the play's inherent intrigue with audience bewilderment over set design, costumes and gender substitution. Director, James Evans seems so intent on producing a […]