Friday, February 10, 2006

Shakespeare's Will in Vancouver

By Vern Thiessen. Directed by Geoffrey Brumlik. A Gateway Theatre production. At the Gateway Theatre until February 18

You might enjoy bits of the second act, if you manage to stay awake that long.

In Shakespeare's Will, playwright Vern Thiessen imagines what the Bard's marriage might have looked like from the perspective of his wife, Anne Hathaway. He introduces us to Anne just after her she has attended her husband's funeral. For most of the play, she looks back at and reflects upon their unusual union. (She stayed in Stratford while he made it big in London.)

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