Venue Details

804 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Elizabeth Selandia
Due to construction, one needs to park near Dana Street and Bancroft and use the free shuttle provided to ferry one to the concert hall
Bassekou Kouyate and Krar Collective travel Oct 13 2014 star this tip starred
JitterbugAnnie
We ate at Bongo Burgers on Dwight and Telegraph -- VERY tasty burgers!!
Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble dining Sep 27 2014 star this tip starred
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127 reviews
29 stars
attended Nov 04 2009

While the production seems to be a fine one, it is swallowed whole by the cavernous Zellerbach Hall (Zellerbach Playhouse would have been a better fit). The actors are not amplified, and therefore inaudible (and on the rare occasions when they can...continued

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351 reviews
101 stars
attended Nov 04 2009

I agree with the other reviewer. I imagine the cast was talented yet it was VERY difficult to hear throughout most of the performance. A few actors had no projection at all so I have no idea what they said. They should all have been wearing...continued

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 04 2009

The set, music, actor movement throughout the space all made for a festive night out. The acting was very uneven. Usually when one goes to see a production put on specifically by Shakespearian actors one hears clear articulation of the verse.
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Website

http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/presents/season/2009/theater/sgt.php

Description

Shakespeare’s boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life is a mighty display of every weapon in the youthful playwright’s comic arsenal, from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations, to drunkenness, bust-ups, and pratfalls. Even more, it is a joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages, and parodies.

This heady combination receives royal treatment from the famed Globe—the world’s pre-eminent exponent of the Bard’s immortal works—and was a hit during the company’s 2007 season. Directed by the Globe’s artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, with designs by Jonathan Fensom and music by Claire van Kampen, the Globe’s production “mixes bare-faced cheek with bare-cheeked bottoms” (The Guardian, London), employing Renaissance staging, costumes, and music.

About the Ticket Supplier: Cal Performances

Cal Performances offers audiences the most comprehensive range of high quality, live performances by the world’s greatest artists, both established and emerging. Located on the UC Berkeley campus, this prestigious performing arts presenter invites audiences to enjoy the entertaining and engaging experience of the performing arts from all disciplines and cultures in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.