Photos: Julieta Cervantes
By Brian Scott Lipton
Without a question, Patrick Page’s new solo outing “All the Devis are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain,” now at the DR2, sounds very much like a semester-long college course. Or at least a serious, lengthy lecture. Well, here’s the first good bit of very good news: the show is barely 90 minutes long – and feels like it flies by in about 10 minutes because of how enraptured you will be.
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Still, this cleverly crafted “monologue,” expertly directed by Simon Godwin, throws in just enough historical background, tidbits about Will’s life, and, most importantly, insights into why Shakespeare not only included so many “villains” in his pieces – as well as how they evolved over his 20-year career -- that the show earns its academic subtitle. Continue Reading...
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