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Archive for All’s Well That Ends Well


Photo by Craig Schwartz

Photo by Craig Schwartz

Katie Buenneke – Stage Raw

All’s Well That Ends Well is one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays,” texts that can’t easily be categorized as either comedy or tragedy. All’s Well has all of the trademarks of a Shakespearean comedy: a marriage plot, mistaken identity, a clown or two, and a happily married couple in the finale. But the ending is not exactly cause for celebration, which ends up being the problem director Nike Doukas doesn’t quite solve. Read more…

Now running through March 6

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at the Independent Shakespeare Company


Ellen Dostal – Broadway World

In The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a young hotel manager optimistically states, in the face of every disaster: “In India we have a saying, ‘Everything will be alright in the end. So if it’s not alright, it is not yet the end.’ ” It’s the same idea Shakespeare’s heroine touts in ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL and, regardless of where it originated, it requires pluck.
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 Now running through April 22

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Whatever the course, the end is the renown in “All’s Well That Ends Well” in Topanga Canyon. Although it has some stylistic quirks and still-refining aspects, this affable, accessible revival of the Bard’s rambling comic study of class distinctions, romantic ambition and hard-earned wisdom is a representative outing for Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.   Read more…

Now running through September 27.