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Elizabethan Extravaganza

by Ann Morrow June 12, 2014

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  At the foot of the misty mountains, west of the King’s highway past the blueberry bush, a magical gathering is expected, transforming a Voorheesville farmstead into a medieval village populated by swashbucklers, thespians, minstrels, craftsmen, ...

Indian Ladder Farms

Her Story

by James Yeara June 12, 2014

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  Those lips that Love’s own hand did make Breathed forth the sound that said “I hate,” To me that languish’d for her sake: But when she saw my woeful state, Straight in her heart did mercy come, Chiding that tongue ...

Shakespeare & Company Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

As You Like It

by The Staff March 6, 2013

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  Mistaken identities, rampant cross-dressing, a raucous fool and star-crossed lovers—these are all familiar elements of Shakespearian comedy. And all of these are on hand for As You Like It, in which romance is threatened by ...

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Miami Spice

by Ann Morrow July 25, 2012

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  It’s unlikely that pink flamingos were part of the set design for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night during its Elizabethan run, but for this season’s production by Saratoga Shakespeare Company, flamingos, and panama hats and Salsa music, ...

Congress Park

The Memory of Water

by The Staff June 15, 2011

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There is a theory that water retains a memory of substances dissolved in it, even after they’ve been diluted beyond recognition. So it is, in a way, with family, as each generation leaves its indelible ...

Shakespeare & Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by The Staff May 5, 2011

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“What fools these mortals be!” There are few more potentially delightful theatrical experiences than William Shakespeare’s comedy about star-crossed lovers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has just about everything: lovers on the run, warring couples both ...