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19 Star Starred
Hartke Theatre Complex at Catholic University
The Catholic University of America 3801 Harewood Road, NE Washington, DC 20017
202-319-4000
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Gary L.

Intimate and innovative. Well performed. Scene transitions were a bit loose, but a great chance to see one of Will’s plays that is not performed often.

reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Classic Shakespear with fun plot twists. The set, costumes, props, and acting were fantastic

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bruce Johns

Enjoyed more than my viewing of the Washington Shakespeare Theatre's production of the same play earlier this year. Imaginative use of the stage, converting it into a black-box theater with ample set pieces. Well staged and acted by a solid...continued

reviewed Apr 17 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

A pre-show panel discussion with the director, dramaturg, set designer, costume designer and composer begins 45 minutes before the Sunday, April 10 2:00pm show.

Description

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by CUA Professor/Head of the MFA Directing Eleanor Holdridge

Evil queens. Licentious villains. Royal princes stolen in their infancy. Unbridled jealousy. Magic potions. Urbane wits and comic halfwits. Mistaken identities, visitations of the gods, magic talismans and even a Deus ex Machina. All come together in an epic tale of courage and resilience as Shakespeare’s most intrepid heroine undergoes a hazardous journey to regain her lost love and find redemption.

Set against the ancient conflict of a declining Imperial Rome and an insurgent British population, myth and history collide in a grand and timely adventure.

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