arrow_downarrow_leftarrow_rightarrow_upbookmarkArtboard 6bubbleicon_arrow_lefticon_birdicon_calicon_facebookicon_mailicon_searchicon_twittericon_websiteicon-emailicon-facebookicon-ldicon-twitterArtboard 6review_countsigthumbs_downthumbs_uptop_allArtboard 6top_yearw-negw-nonew-nutw-pos

The Season at Stratford

13 shows
113 reviews

Abbey reshapes these plays for contemporary sensibilities

Purists who might worry that the cuts to Shakespeare in this production are a gesture of dumbing down can reassure themselves that the original plays continue to exist between the covers of millions of volumes worldwide and will doubtless by staged again by Stratford itself before too long. What’s so exciting to see here is the sense of engagement and adventurousness by Abbey in reshaping these plays for contemporary sensibilities, and the confidence that the festival has shown in him and in Cushman and Mengesha, each directing at Stratford for only the second time.