The Merry Wives of Windsor from Actors' Shakespeare Project
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The last date listed for The Merry Wives of Windsor was Sunday January 1, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Davis Square Theatre:
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In a city by the river, society divides along the lines of imperfect DNA, trashy bestsellers and downloadable babies. Macy O. Blonsky, author of "the last print published novel ever," must decide how far she will go to bring her creation to the world. Playwright Ann Marie Healy's What Once We Felt is a science-fiction exploration of the schisms in society and technology. It's a story where eugenics, futuristic technology and the hunger to create art collide -- with an explosion surely not far behind. This New England premiere -- after productions in New York and Chicago -- features a talented, all-female cast. Learn More
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I purchased the upper-priced tickets and was told I was in the A section. The seats were E 32 & 33 on the right side of the stage (near the entrance to the theater) and left us viewing the sides of the actors most of the time. If one purchases upper-priced tickets, one hopes to catch more than a fleeting glimpse of the actor's faces.
The play was a delight, as Shakespeare always is for me. Ensemble players leave one with the joy of almost seeing the play in the bard's time. Witness the productions at the Huntington Theater this past October by the troupe of touring Brits with an all-male cast. And the theater's location in that warren of activity at 255 Elm St. is perfection.
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The performance ended up not being my cuppa tea. The accents were too varied and the dialogue was delivered too fast for me to understand. The actors were a mixed bag of subtle delivery and over-the-top showiness that didn't feel smooth.
Falstaff loves that he's got it all figured out, and we love him for being so wrong. Braggadocio, buffoonery and tricks all make this story jiggle and jounce with great delight. Comeuppance ain't worth tuppence unless it's done in good fun, and even the lessons learned can be sweet while they sting.