Saturday, January 26, 2019

"Shakespeare in Love"

Shakespeare in Love
Based on the Screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman
Adapted for the Stage by Lee Hall,

Drew Benjamin Jones
Lee Hall’s adaptation of the Norman/Stoppard screenplay, Shakespeare in Love, emphasizes even more than the original film the determination of one woman to forge a place on the world’s stage — or at least on London’s — for talented actors of her sex.  We as audience cannot help but be thrilled by the stand this fictional feminist of sorts takes in the stead of all the women who did dare to make their historic ways onto the forbidden stage.  Brava and bravo to Viola and to Lee Hall as well as to Palo Alto Players for this entertaining, educating Shakespeare in Love.

For my full review, please proceed to Talkin' Broadway:

Rating: 3.5 E

Shakespeare in Love continues through February 3, 2019 by Palo Alto Players at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.  Tickets for the Palo Alto Players production are available at or by calling 650-329-0891.

Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmid

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