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Richmond Shakes Pulls Out ‘Cymbeline’

No one really does Cymbeline; it’s kind of a “languish Shakespeare”, which is understandable, in that Cymbeline is a story of royalty and scheming and murder, whereas Macbeth, for example, is a story of murder and scheming and royalty. Totally different! But Cymbeline‘s messy, too, a mishmash of themes that would be revisited in other Shakespeare plays, and there’s (of course) some disagreement as to whether or not he wrote the whole thing himself. So maybe it’s not King Lear. How many times can you see King Lear, anyway? Let’s make some room for the obscurities once in awhile, like Cymbeline, this month, at Agecroft Hall, courtesy the Richmond Shakespeare Festival. (FULL ARTICLE: Julinda Lewis, Richmond Times-Dispatch)