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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ hits High Park with energy and style Special

Toronto - “Romeo and Juliet” is one of the Shakespeare tragedies that’s hard to make fresh. Even for those who don’t care for the Bard, it’s too familiar, over-referenced and over-parodied, and everything about it now seems like a stale cliché.

Review: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ scores in High Park with unique choices Special

Toronto - Tanja Jacobs knows how to make Shakespeare fun. Fresh off last year’s funny, colourful production of “Twelfth Night” in Toronto’s High Park, the director scores another winner with her quick-paced take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ in High Park loaded with fast-paced fun Special

Toronto - Now this is what a Shakespeare comedy should be. Canadian Stage’s “Twelfth Night”, which opened last Friday, is so much delirious fun that it will make you forget all the boring academic blather you heard about the Bard in Grade 11 English.

Review: Strong ‘Lear’ in Toronto’s High Park brings women to forefront Special

Toronto - It’s 2017, and it’s beyond time that the women of the acting world got to walk in the footsteps of William Shakespeare’s great tragic heroes. Canadian Stage’s new “King Lear”, with Diane D’Aquila in the lead, makes a strong case.

Review: ‘Hamlet’ in Toronto’s High Park scores with strong lead, energy Special

Toronto - How do you scrunch “Hamlet” down to ninety minutes without killing the plot or losing too many of the great soliloquies? Sounds like an impossible task, but Canadian Stage manages to pull it off in a surprisingly solid High Park production.

Review: Fast-paced staging fires up ‘All’s Well’ in Toronto’s High Park Special

Toronto - “All’s Well that Ends Well” is a famous title, but it’s not one of William Shakespeare’s better-known plays. This year, Canadian Stage is tackling this rarely remounted work with a wide comedic onslaught – mostly to its advantage.

Review: 'Comedy of Errors' takes simple approach in Toronto's High Park Special

Toronto - With an implausible plot about mistaken identity and bawdy puns, “The Comedy of Errors” may be the Shakespeare play that's closest to being a “Three's Company” episode. Thankfully, Canadian Stage's new production doesn't pretend it's much more.

Review: ‘Caesar’ in High Park makes bold choices; not all of them work Special

Toronto - There are moments in Canadian Stage’s new “Julius Caesar” that are so affecting and original, you’re tempted to ignore other moments when it misfires. Director Estelle Shook turns this classic into high spectacle, but not always to its benefit.

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Toronto - Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.

Review: Toronto's High Park is the perfect setting for 'As You Like It' Special

Toronto - Canadian Stage's annual Shakespeare in High Park has become a respected Toronto summer tradition, and this year, the Bard's pastoral comedy “As You Like It” is a fine match for the High Park Amphitheatre's outdoor setting and young audiences.

Review: Toronto High Park production attempts to tame Shrew's misogyny Special

Toronto - “The Taming of the Shrew” remains one of Shakespeare's most problematic and debated comedies, in its endorsement of male-dominated gender politics from four centuries ago. Is it possible to adapt the text in a way that's acceptable in 2013?

Review: Toronto's 'Macbeth' in High Park lacks tragic feeling and scope Special

Toronto - Nothing undermines a Shakespeare play like a tragic hero who can't arouse your sympathy. And “Macbeth”, in which the title role is a murderous usurper, particularly requires a lead who can charm empathy from an audience, in order for it to work.
 

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Romeo (David Patrick Flemming) borrows love’s light wings to o’erperch a wall or two to visit Ju...
Romeo (David Patrick Flemming) borrows love’s light wings to o’erperch a wall or two to visit Juliet (Rachel Cairns) in Canadian Stage's "Romeo and Juliet".
Dahlia Katz
The lovers in Shakespeare s  A Midsummer Night s Dream  -- from left  Amaka Umeh  David Patrick Flem...
The lovers in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- from left, Amaka Umeh, David Patrick Flemming, Jakob Ehman and Rachel Cairns -- run into supernatural romantic confusion, as Puck (Peter Fernandes, far right) looks on, in the new Canadian Stage production.
Dahlia Katz
Helen (Mina James  left) is in unrequited love with Bertram (Kaleb Alexander) in Canadian Stage s  A...
Helen (Mina James, left) is in unrequited love with Bertram (Kaleb Alexander) in Canadian Stage's "All's Well that Ends Well".
Cylla von Tiedemann
Orsino (Richard Lee) and a disguised Viola (Amelia Sargisson) find out that it takes two to tango in...
Orsino (Richard Lee) and a disguised Viola (Amelia Sargisson) find out that it takes two to tango in Canadian Stage's "Twelfth Night", in High Park.
Cylla von Tiedemann
Caesar (Allan Louis) ignores his wife Calpurnia s (Dalal Badr) pleas to stay home  in Canadian Stage...
Caesar (Allan Louis) ignores his wife Calpurnia's (Dalal Badr) pleas to stay home, in Canadian Stage's "Julius Caesar".
Suzanne Cheriton
Hamlet (Frank Cox-O’Connell) isn t quite at his best after his mother and uncle s marriage  in Can...
Hamlet (Frank Cox-O’Connell) isn't quite at his best after his mother and uncle's marriage, in Canadian Stage's "Hamlet".
Cylla von Tiedemann
Macbeth (Hugh Thompson) and Lady Macbeth (Philippa Domville) screw their courage to the sticking pla...
Macbeth (Hugh Thompson) and Lady Macbeth (Philippa Domville) screw their courage to the sticking place in Canadian Stage's new Toronto production of "Macbeth", in High Park.
David Hou
Petruchio (Kevin MacDonald) and Katherina (Sophie Goulet) go at it in Shakespeare in High Park s  Th...
Petruchio (Kevin MacDonald) and Katherina (Sophie Goulet) go at it in Shakespeare in High Park's "The Taming of the Shrew", in Toronto.
David Hou
Dromio of Ephesus (Jessica Greenberg)  left  and Antipholus of Syracuse (Dylan Trowbridge) have no i...
Dromio of Ephesus (Jessica Greenberg), left, and Antipholus of Syracuse (Dylan Trowbridge) have no idea what each other is talking about, in CanStage's "The Comedy of Errors".
Paul Lampert
Lear (Diane D Aquila) reunites with Cordelia (Amelia Sargisson) in  King Lear  at Shakespeare in Hig...
Lear (Diane D'Aquila) reunites with Cordelia (Amelia Sargisson) in "King Lear" at Shakespeare in High Park.
Cylla von Tiedemann

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