Three Cheers for the Red, White & Bard

From the Napa Valley Register Newspaper, April 17, 2016 by Laura Rafaty As America’s 2016 election cycle coincides with worldwide celebrations of the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616, we at Napa Valley’s own NapaShakes aim to prove that America’s Shakespearean actors are every bit the equals of…

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Napa Register’s Sasha Paulsen on Fiasco’s Cymbeline

The Napa Register’s Sasha Paulsen writes about the NapaShakes presentation of Fiasco Theater’s Cymbeline to reopen the Napa Valley Opera House, including interviews with co-director and cast member Ben Seinfeld on the inspiration behind Fiasco’s acclaimed production, NapaShakes dramaturg Philippa Kelly on the resonance of the story with modern political times,…

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“Boldness Be My Friend”: An Essay on Cymbeline by members of New York’s Fiasco Theater

An essay from the book “Living With Shakespeare,” entitled “Boldness Be My Friend,” written by Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody, and Ben Steinfeld of New York’s Fiasco Theater “Cymbeline is often thought of as a problematic play. Or a bad play. Or a just plain silly piece of theatrical meringue. It shifts…

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