Theatre: Tenpins Aloft, Forsooth

When it comes to Shakespeare, reinterpretation may be the sincerest form of flattery. Challenged by the texts and intimidated by their production history, directors seem unable to mount the Bard's work without finding, or imposing, new meanings. For sheer chutzpah -- and fun -- it would be tough to top the vaudeville The Comedy of Errors that opened last week at New York City's Lincoln Center after playing at Chicago's Goodman Theater in 1983 and the Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival in 1984. In this madcap vision of ancient Ephesus, everyone must learn to juggle or die.

The stage is chockablock...

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