Venue Details

196 Star Starred
Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Member Tips

TheatreAddict
Casual.
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TheatreAddict
A comfortable walk from BART.
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TheatreAddict
They have an excellent concessions counter upstairs.
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TheatreAddict
Bring a book. Or a copy of the play, itself.
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J
Casual or dressy
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J
Wish items were more reasonable
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Reviews & Ratings

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121 reviews
27 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... continued

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340 reviews
42 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... continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 04 2009

Beautiful staging, gorgeous costumes, fantastic acting, and undoubtedly a clever play, but at least where we were sitting, we could barely hear the dialogue so most of it... continued

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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.