'Twelfth Night': Hilarity and Romance in Shakespeare's England
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If you ever wished you could go back to Shakespeare's time just for one night and attend a performance of one of his plays, then you should beg, borrow, or steal a ticket to the incomparable Globe production of Twelfth Night now playing at the Belasco Theatre.
Led by brilliant performances from Mark Rylance, Samuel Barnett, Stephen Fry, and an excellent cast of men playing men and men playing women, it is hard to imagine a Twelfth Night as dazzling, smart, and funny as this import from London. Under Tim Carroll's inspired direction, this Twelfth Night, which is being performed in repertory with Richard III, may well take its place alongside Peter Brook's Midsummer Night's Dream of the early 1970s among storied theatrical productions.
Go early. The time machine that transports the audience back to the turn of the 17th century departs about half an hour before that familiar opening line, "If music be the food of love, play on," is uttered. In observance of Elizabethan mores, the cast
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