Theater: Three Cheers and a Kowtow

ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL by William Shakespeare

"Brush up your Shakespeare," sang a pair of rogues in Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, "and they'll all kowtow." As master artificer of Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, Director Trevor Nunn has applied brush, tweezers, rouge and style to this dowager of a "problem play." He has outfitted her in the decorous billows and sashes of Edwardian England, taught her to sing and dance, sent her on a grand tour of Belle Epoque France and war-weary Italy. Now, fresh from triumphs in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, this radiant creature has come to charm Broadway...

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