calshakes

Double the delight in Cal Shakes’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’

To the modern theatergoer, an audience’s behavior in Elizabethan England might seem unruly, if not outright indecent. At the Globe Theatre in London, Shakespeare’s plays were performed for thousands of spectators who would flood the grounds and jostle into the pit, a standing-room yard adjacent to the stage where the
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This Week in Arts

VISUAL ART If there was one Bay Area show this fall that could best capture what is currently happening in contemporary art, it would be “Stand Tall Pt. III” opening on Saturday night at Old Crow Tattoo and Gallery. This week, 38 artists are coming from near and far to
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Spunk

“Spunk” jazzes up California Shakespeare Theater

Tucked away in the hills of Orinda is the California Shakespeare Theater — better known as Cal Shakes. A shuttle took guests up the winding road to an outdoor area which was shaded by eucalyptus trees connected by strings of sparkling Christmas lights. Art was everywhere, from the nature-inspired sculptures
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tamingoftheshrew

Cal Shakes sexes up Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

With ticket in hand, I approached the showing of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Drawing closer to Cal Shake’s amphitheater, the unexpected thud of club music echoed around the courtyard. The front of the press packet read “Reimagining The Classics” in bold lettering. And a reimagining it was.
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