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DC’s Shakespeare Theatre courts some controversy with its “Much Ado”

When the Shakespeare Theatre Company hits the boards again this Thursday for another performance of its current staging of Much Ado About Nothing, it’ll do so with a couple of Shakespeare’s character names restored. Director Ethan McSweeny had changed the names from Hugh Oatcake and George Seacoal to Juan Huevos and Jose Frijoles, to reflect the production’s Cuban setting, but the hue and cry over the decision sparked a reconsideration. (FULL ARTICLE: Peter Marks, Washington Post)

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