Reviews for Shakespeare at Winedale Performances

Review: Cymbeline by Shakespeare at Winedale

Review: Cymbeline by Shakespeare at Winedale

by Michael Meigs
Published on August 18, 2009

The crowded plot leaves little room to develop the characters. Imogen is much wronged, and Norma Balli-Borrero in that role is valiant and emotive.

Shakespeare wrote at least 36 plays over a period of about twenty years, beginning about 1591 with the histories of Henry VI and Richard III. Cymbeline, a historical fantasy about early Britons facing Roman legions, was among his last works. There's a mention of it in an account dated 1610, five years before Shakespeare's death, but it was not published until the 1623 Folio edition of collected plays.

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Review: Richard III by Shakespeare at Winedale

Review: Richard III by Shakespeare at Winedale

by Michael Meigs
Published on August 04, 2009

Cody Chua seduces the audience with his confident ease on the stage. As Richard, he knows that he is acting; as the actor playing Richard he is at home with all those eyes upon him.

Shakespeare at Winedale is most of the way through its July 16 - August 9 summer season of three plays done by students accepted for its "Shakespeare boot camp." Those of us who attended last Saturday afternoon's performance of Richard III saw the cast gather in a circle and heard them chanting vocal exercises, a prep to get the blood racing for their performance.The barn at Winedale has been the performance locale since 1970. One is ...

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Review: Romeo and Juliet & Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare at Winedale

Review: Romeo and Juliet & Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare at Winedale

by Michael Meigs
Published on July 27, 2008

Not until Kate Attwell opened her balcony window to the night that the play could catch its breath. Her language was superb, each word motivated, sounding spontaneous, playful and unhurried.

We drove out from Austin on Friday afternoon along route 71 as if we were headed for Houston, but we stopped 70 miles out at La Grange to check in to our undistinguished motel room. Then we ate a fine and inexpensive “early bird” dinner at the Bistro 108, at the southwest corner of Courthouse Square. From there, it was a 16-mile drive through rolling green hills with forest and farmland, a dog-leg right at ...

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