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This is a listing for the 2009 season.
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Director smothers Walkers wonderful...
3 1/2 stars out of 5. “…there’s still a lot of charm and wit to be found in playwright George F. Walker’s wonderfully edgy take on the swashbuckling anti-hero born of Shelley’s early poem. And, in a touch of irony, it also manages to emerge as the most highly theatrical piece in the Studio’s three-play season, despite its age.” (part of a feature story, scroll down)
3 1/2 stars out of 4. “…there’s enough dark philosophical fun to keep your attention rapt, and these colourful comic-book characters are given wonderful, consistent performances….Lisman, meanwhile, contributes a successful send-up of virtuous virginity (as she does in Cyrano de Bergerac). Her psychological deflowering by Zastrozzi is the second hottest non-physical sex scene this year at Stratford. (The first being between Masha and Vershinin in Martha Henry’s memorable production of Three Sisters.)