Cleopatraantony 042012

Antony and Cleopatra Reviews

A Noise Within (Pasadena, CA)

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16 ratings
3.4 average rating
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242 reviews
150 stars
attended Mar 01 2012

Congratulations to the theatre for performing Shakespeare plays. However, this performance was less than satisfactory. In the first half of the play both Anthony and Cleopatra were portrayed as total caricatures. The overall acustics were...continued

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17 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 13 2012

Lovely new venue, but the performance itself was not up to the quality of past productions. Antony either yelled or whispered. Cleopatra was an uninteresting fishwife despite having the best lines. Usually I'm a sucker for Shakespearean anything -...continued

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 01 2012

The first ever (since its opening) A Noise Within production that was a disappointment. Although it was well-acted and production was very good, the actors were difficult to understand. We both missed most of the dialogue.
The new theater is...continued

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130 reviews
14 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

Great theater, great production.........

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25 reviews
17 stars
attended May 13 2012

As many here have done, I've seen Shakespeare's works performed in film, on stage, and read them as well. However,this play,stripped away any aversion I may've had in the past,in considering his works to be,somehwat distant and irrelevant as to my...continued

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3 reviews
32 stars
attended May 12 2012

So-so theatrical experience. A lot of louche, seductive posturing by Cleopatra substitutes for a complexity of character that one would expect in one of Shakespear's great royal protagonists. Did this ruler of a decayed Egyptian civilization...continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended May 12 2012

The new theater is beautiful! I loved the set design. Very cool use of space...actors who repel from the catwalk for a fight sequence! It makes me happy that A Noise Within continues to bring classics to the stage and finds cool ways to make a...continued

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5 reviews
40 stars
attended Mar 01 2012

This was a preview, and I enjoyed it very much.
The Cleopatra, Susan Angelo, was terrific - funny,
fierce, commanding, sexual and proud. An iconic role, played so well. I also really liked the Marc
Anthony & Enobarbus. The show looks swell, has...continued

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3 reviews
120 stars
attended Apr 13 2012

A stark staging of the classic, with some better performances then others... Extremely long! Such is Shakespeare though.

Seemed to lack the lust and love one would come to expect with this epic tale of two of the worlds greatest lovers. Cleo...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 02 2012

The play was long - about 3 hours. Actors were only okay, costumes were bad; but I was amazed that they could remember all their lines for the difficutly of the language. I nodded off twice even though I was in the second row. (I have never...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 29 2012

The opening scene had me questioning my decision to bring my Australian guest to this production given that she has the excellent Australian Bell Shakespeare Company as a benchmark. The scene was awkward and self conscious and the women's...continued

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