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“Shakespeare in Love” Revels in Backstage Shenanigans, at Marin Theatre Company

“Shakespeare in Love” Revels in Backstage Shenanigans, at Marin Theatre Company

Will’s Charismatic Crew Leaps from Screen to Stage by Barry David Horwitz Marin Theatre Company has crafted a whirligig of theater, holding our attention with a kaleidoscope of color, song, and favorite lines from Shakespeare—as the poet struggles to write them. In “Shakespeare in Love,” Scenic Designer Kat Conley has lovingly created the metal scaffolding, wooden props, a piano, some drums, and a mandolin to evoke backstage at an Elizabethan theater. Forget the movie, this is theater the way Will…

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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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