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Yarcenia Garcia / Davis Shakespeare Ensemble

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"A Midsummer Night’s Dream" At The Davis Shakespeare Festival

September 28, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Autumn is in the air, but love springs eternal – especially among romantically inclined college students. The Davis Shakespeare Festival is staging a localized production of the Bard’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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"SHREW!" A Jazz-Age Retelling Of Shakespeare

August 29, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Bob Irvin passed away last year preparing for this summer's Shakespearean adaptation "SHREW! A Jazz Age Musical Romp," and his collaborators share memories of him and preview the show.

Kyle Stoner as Romeo, Gabby Battista as Juliet, Photo by Evan Clayburg

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Theatre Review: Davis Shakespeare Breathes New Life, And Death, Into 'Romeo and Juliet'

October 7, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

The Davis Shakespeare Festival – until now a summer event – has expanded into the fall with a production of the tragedy “Romeo and Juliet.” Theatre critic Jeff Hudson says the company’s first foray beyond summer is a real winner.

Photo credit: Joy Strotz

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Theatre Review: Tahoe Shakespeare Fest Energizes 'Romeo And Juliet'

August 5, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's “Romeo and Juliet” is set not during the Italian Renaissance but after World War I, as Mussolini was seizing power. The beautiful lakeside setting and a riveting sound design add new life to this familiar tale.

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Theatre Review: Twelfth Night

July 17, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

Audiences have been laughing at Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" since the 1600's, partly because this comedy has people falling helplessly in love and partly because of the shenanigans of Sir Toby Belch, played masterfully in this Davis production.

Joy Strotz / Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

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Theatre Review: As You Like It

July 29, 2014 | Jeff Hudson

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is staging the comedy “As You Like It” with a cast of professional actors who interpret the script in a novel way, with a syncopated beat. The unexpected transfer works out surprisingly well, says our Jeff Hudson.

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