Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Maybe He's Just Not Into You, Helena: All's Well That Ends Well


Whether the genre is comedy, tragedy or history, it's no secret to regular theatergoers that all often does not go well for Shakespeare, even on stages in New York City, the country's theater capital. If the actress playing the cross-dressing ingénue is lovely and affecting, her paramour may be played by a cardboard charmer with a popular television show on his résumé. Or maybe the clowns hit their marks, but the love-struck youngsters speak verse as if they're reading the list of additives from the back of a cereal box.

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