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Gerding Theater at the Armory - Ellyn Bye Studio
Portland Center Stage 128 NW Eleventh Avenue Portland, OR 97209
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Suzanne Lassen
8 events 4 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Mar 16 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

I had not read Cymbeline, so was a bit nervous; however, the adaptation of adding the pianist/commentator took care of that. The pianist's occasional summaries and musings kept the plot foregrounded while not sacrificing the Shakespearean...continued

reviewed Apr 07 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

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.

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