Theatre: Plain Kate, Bonny Kate

Few English-speaking schoolchildren get much fun out of the comedies of William Shakespeare. When they grow up they go to see Shakespeare revived by commonplace companies with routine reverence, by theatrical archeologists with tedious authenticity, by smart alecks in modern dress. And for many & many an adult the Bard still remains a bore. With eight Shakespearean revivals slated for Broadway this season, with Hollywood equally active and on the eve of releasing Max Reinhardt's three-hour film version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, last week the amount of potential ennui the...

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