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“Quixote Nuevo” Attacks La Frontera, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“Quixote Nuevo” Attacks La Frontera, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Millennial Notes Octavio Solis Gives Quixote Purpose by Michael V. Rodriguez Playwright Octavio Solis has rejuvenated Don Quixote. Emilio Delgado plays Quixote as the classic knight errant we want to believe in. But where Quixote of the past has given in, “Quixote Nuevo” stands strong. He clings to his convictions till the end, wildly swinging his sword at the giant border wall separating him from the beauteous Dulcinea. As the sun sets at Cal Shakes, Dulcinea becomes a living idol,…

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“As You Like It”: Double Meaning Under the Stars, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

“As You Like It”: Double Meaning Under the Stars, at Cal Shakes, Orinda

Millennial Notes Jessika D. Williams Commands as Rosalind by Nicholas Leither The Bruns Amphitheate in the Orinda hills offers a singular charm to every performance. Here, you sit outside as the sun sets, burnishing the hills in gloaming light.  The air transforms from warm to chill, while birds—even the occasional bat—swoop behind the set.  What better place to stage Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” set mostly outside in a forest? And yet, in Cal Shakes new interpretation, the enchanting Forest…

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