REVIEW: Williamstheatre Presents “The Trojan Women”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November, 1999 The last Greek tragedy that I saw was the WTF production of “Hecuba” in which Olympia Dukakis shook her head and announced “I am da muddah of all mis-ah-rees!” – looking so much like Jimmy Durante that I almost burst out laughing. Of…

Preview of the 1999 Fall Festival of Shakespeare

Preview article by Gail M. Burns, November, 1999 Students from McCann and Mt. Greylock have given up their afternoons and evenings for the past two months to rehearse the 90 minute versions of Shakespeare that they will be presenting at Shakespeare & Company’s 11th annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare. They…

REVIEW: Mt. Greylock Regional High School Presents “The Winter’s Tale”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 1999 I have not seen “The Winter’s Tale” since that hazy period in my life BC (before children). Way back then I did a paper on Shakespeare’s “romances”, and I saw the scarcely performed play at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut, with the…

REVIEW: The Drury Drama Team Presents “The Children’s Hour”

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 1999 Watching the Drury Drama Team’s production of Lillian Hellman’s 1934 play “The Children’s Hour” was a great learning experience for me. Usually educational theatre has a greater impact on the students than on the audience, but I found my eyes opened to a…

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