Thursday, November 09, 2006
Shakespeare in That Universal Language:Theater
By BEN BRANTLEY (NYT)
Boundaries melt like ice cubes in August in the Chekhov International Theater Festival’s blissful production of “Twelfth Night,” which runs through Sunday at the Harvey Theater of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Lines traditionally relied upon to separate sexes, scenes, senses and, for that matter, languages dissolve into a mist of theatrical enchantment in this all-male Russian-speaking interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of identities under siege in the land of Illyria.