The American Shakespeare Center, modeled after the original Blackfriar's theater, is a must see for drama enthusiasts, Shakespeare aficionados, and those who simply enjoy a good show.
The theater itself is charming...an all wooden construction with tiered bench seating, (cushions & back supports are available for a fee), on-stage seating, and a marvelous balcony.
The troupe of actors are talented and versatile. I've seen the same actor play Brutus in Julius Caesar, Claudius in Hamlet, and the Merchant in the Merchant of Venice, in addition to smaller roles. He and his fellow actors never cease to delight and impress. Students of Shakespeare will appreciate the nuances and vivacity brought to the plays, and those entirely unfamiliar with the Bard, will nonetheless be able to follow along; the actors aptly convey the ideas behind the unfamiliar Elizabethan language.
Given the length of the plays, and the often bawdy content, this attraction is probably best for groups of friends, couples, individuals, or families with teenagers.
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