WINTER/SPRING 2011   Cymbeline | Merchant of Venice | Comedy of Errors” – Los Angeles Drama Club

WINTER/SPRING 2011   Cymbeline | Merchant of Venice | Comedy of Errors”

WINTER/SPRING 2011   Cymbeline | Merchant of Venice | Comedy of Errors”

We’ve always refused to be limited by the expectations of what Shakespeare plays are “appropriate” for young performers, and this season, we really pushed the envelope. “Merchant of Venice” remained true to its tradition, and stirred up a little controversy – we received emails questioning why we would expose young people to the themes of this complex play – but our Players faced those themes with thoughtfulness and insight.

In what has come to be known as our “Rare Gem” series, we took on “Cymbeline” – our older students loved exploring the villains and heroes of this epic romance, and many audience members commented on how exciting it was to discover an unfamiliar play.

“Comedy of Errors” continued the themes of losing and finding  family and was beautifully led by our exceptionally strong group of 4th graders, some with as many as five Shakespearean productions under their belts!

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