A Company of Fools Breathes New Life into “Twelfth Night”

Twelfth Night, or What You Will is easily one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies given the playwright’s expert use of such timeless comedic devices as mistaken identities, gender reversal, and devious subplots. Ottawa last saw an excellent presentation of this play back in 2016 at the National Arts Centre with designs by Old Trout Puppet … Continue reading A Company of Fools Breathes New Life into “Twelfth Night”

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Sock’N’Buskin: A Review

by Ron Finnigan   Twelfth Night, which is currently being presented at Carleton’s Kailesh Mital Theatre by Sock’N’Buskin on January 18th-20th and 25th- 27th, is a more traditional, albeit edited, staging of Shakespeare’s famous play. In the director’s notes included in the program, Tamara LaPlante comments that she's “never laughed so much” in rehearsing the … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Sock’N’Buskin: A Review

Jillian Keiley Stages a Stellar Shakespeare

The many unnecessary and irrelevant productions of William Shakespeare’s texts have caused me to grow a little jaded. Too often I’m left after two-plus hours unsatisfied and thinking, “yeah, okay, but why now?” Take, for instance, National Theatre London’s most recent production of Hamlet starring Hollywood heavyweight Bennedict Cumberbatch. Try as they might, and despite … Continue reading Jillian Keiley Stages a Stellar Shakespeare