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Rousuck's Review: "The Comedy of Errors" at Annapolis Shakespeare

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Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins us today with a review of the new production of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company.

In this fast-paced farce, which many consider one of Shakespeare's funniest plays, two sets of identical twins,  separated during a shipwreck, are reunited after a succession of mistaken identities, situational shenanigans, and a steady stream of puns and antic wordplay.  The Bard's classic comedy -- reimagined in an 1890s Paris setting with a SteamPunk theme and a time-travel twist -- is directed for Annapolis Shakespeare by Sally Boyett.

The Comedy of Errors continues at Annapolis Shakespeare Company til Sunday, October 28.

 

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for WYPR's Midday (and previously, Maryland Morning) since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.
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