Tag: California Shakespeare Theater

Cal Shakes’ actors bring ‘Henry VI,’ ‘Richard III’ to life

When it comes to Shakespeare’s history plays, “Henry VI” has always been something of an outlier. Theater companies tend to…

3 months ago

Cal Shakes’ ‘Quixote Nuevo’ fanciful yet inconsistent

In California Shakespeare Theater’s production of Octavio Solis’ gorgeous tapestry of a play “Quixote Nuevo,” a retired literature professor and…

5 months ago

Cal Shakes’ ‘Measure’ measures up

Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” traditionally considered a comedy, is a hard play to laugh at. There’s pious Isabella, who’s about…

1 year ago

Cal Shakes’ lively ‘As You Like It’ kicks off 2017 season

There was rapture in the air on opening night of “As You Like It” at California Shakespeare Theater -- and…

1 year ago

Cal Shakes brings ‘Othello’ to 21st century

The cast assembles in everyday street clothes, looking like they’ve just arrived for a rehearsal. The stage is mostly bare,…

2 years ago

Cal Shakes’ cross-gender ‘Much Ado’ both funny and deep

If you’ve been attending theater in the Bay Area for any length of time, you’ve doubtless encountered the work of…

2 years ago

Cal Shakes stages wild, wonderful ‘Irma Vep’

The weather was clear and balmy for last weekend’s opening of “The Mystery of Irma Vep.” Onstage, though, it was…

3 years ago

Spain’s dramatic Golden Age comes to light in Cal Shakes’ ‘Dream’

The California Shakespeare Theater has built its reputation on works by its namesake and other English language playwrights, but with…

3 years ago