Show reviews by Ronald Corradin
Shakespeare's Land of the Dead
Hail fellows and well met!
by Ronald Corradin
Rating: 5 kitties
This is John Heimbuch's best work to date, and that's saying a lot for Walking Shadow Theater Company. The play is well staged, with great costumes and a clear use of Elizabethan language that avoids anachronisms and references that only a Shakespeare expert would understand. The out-of-context quotes from other Shakespeare plays are very funny.
Yes, there are similarities to "Shakespeare in Love," but the story is taken even more from Heimbuch's own experience in writing plays while trying to run a theater company. Plus, there are zombies, whose condition is less out of place when you realize how little the Elizabethans knew about disease and how it spreads.
The Rarig Center Thrust Stage was almost full for the performance I attended, and rightly so. See this play.