Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline: An Update of the Bard's Romance
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Even among Shakespeare's "greatest hits," Othello has a special place. Few works are this sexy, this dangerous, this relevant to the passions and evils of the modern world. Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, and his new wife, Desdemona, seemingly have it all -- true love, success and happiness. But can anyone protect them from "honest" Iago, a master magician of deceit? The inspiration for villains as varied as Milton's Satan and Breaking Bad's Walter White, Iago is one of the most hypnotically evil characters ever created. This is Shakespeare's profound tragedy of the power of love and jealousy. Learn More
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Innovative adaptation and staging. The Ellyn Bye Studio is an intimate space and for this piece seating is on both sides of the performance area. The traditional elements of most of Shakespeare's work: masked identity, stolen princes, a queen who is a stepmother, vying for power, proof of love, etc. Would recommend to all.
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“Cymbeline is now being lovingly revisited by Portland Center Stage in a form that is both accessible and entertaining.” —_The Oregonian _
Based on legends about early Celtic kings, _Cymbeline _is one of Shakespeare’s most fantastical creations — familiar Shakespearean themes of jealousy and innocence wronged are joined by a piano-playing wit who becomes our guide through an ancient landscape. A lovely princess, an evil queen, a misguided king and a thoroughly rotten clown populate this fairy tale-like story of life, and love, renewed.
One of Shakespeare’s charming romances, this production of Cymbeline marks two firsts—our first production of the Bard in the Ellyn Bye Studio, and the first production of this fresh adaptation by Artistic Director Chris Coleman.