REVIEW: “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, July, 1999 Roger Rees’ production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” will make people fall in love with the theatre. That is a very very dangerous thing to do – parents are sobbing into their swiss-processed decaffeinated coffee this morning, rueing the day they…

REVIEW: “Camino Real” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, June, 1999 I suppose, if the WTF is to continue its tradition as a leading interpreter of Tennessee Williams, that eventually they would have to do “Camino Real”. In fact this is not the first time they have dragged Williams’ incoherent 1953 flop on to…

REVIEW: “Hecuba” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, August, 1998 There are two things you need to know at the outset. First, this is Greek tragedy we are discussing here. Hecuba is two hours of angst, grief, death, revenge, self-pity, misery, and helplessness. Second, the title character is referred to by her Greek…

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