Peter D. Kramer

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Review: “80 Days” at Hudson Valley Shakespeare

In Reviews on June 30, 2011 at 9:02 am

Phileas Fogg can handle just about anything that comes his way.

Go around the world in 80 days? Just a matter of keeping to the schedule.

Missed the steamer to Yokohama? There’s are other ships, aren’t there?

A typhoon? It’ll only speed his trip.

Nothing flaps the unflappable Fogg. Except, perhaps, the love of a woman.

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The smartest guys (and gals) in the room

In People You Should Know on June 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm

There’s so much to love about Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

There’s the setting: a state-of-the-art tent next to the magnificent Boscobel historic home in Garrison with commanding views of the Hudson Highlands.

There’s the timing: On successive Saturdays from mid June to early July, Terry O’Brien (inset) and his merry company of players unveil pyrotechnic retellings of Shakespeare.

And it’s all right here. (I drive 40 miles to get there, but would drive 40 more if that’s where O’Brien & Co. pitched their tent.)

If you’ll allow, I’ll follow the fireworks metaphor a bit.

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Hello world!

In Just wondering, People You Should Know, Reviews, Uncategorized, Welcome on June 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

After a half-dozen years of daily blogging, I’ve decided to claim a personal corner of the Web devoted to theater stories I want to tell. I’ll use this spot to post reviews, commentary and interviews. Subscribe to the RSS feed and I’ll endeavor to keep you well fed. If there are stories you think I should know about, feel free to contact me at pkramer1@me.com.