The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0850. Thursday, 14 August 1997.
Date: Wednesday, 13 Aug 1997 23:31:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company R&J (Boston)
I want to recommend the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production of
ROMEO AND JULIET, playing here in Boston through Sunday, August 17.
It's out in the open, in Boston Common, and is free of charge. It's a
fine production, and the Nurse and Capulet are especially good. I saw
it on Tuesday, and was impressed that the attendance was around 1500 --
remarkable for a weekday night at a show that boasts no well-known
stars. The audience was a good cross-section of the city, students,
workers, professionals, parents with children in carriages. They
responded well to the play, especially to the humorous parts, which the
performers brought out effectively. If you can get to Boston Common,
this is worth seeing. (Suggestion: bring lawn chairs or blankets.)