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The Rivals

Richard Sheridan wrote this lighthearted farce in 1775 when he was just 24, and even though it's considered a minor classic of the English theater, the play has the slightly naive, unformed sensibility that you'd expect from such a young…
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In Living Color School for Scandal. By Richard Sheridan. Directed by Manu Makasa. Starring Jan Hunter, Michael Asberry, Sherri Young, Fred Savallon, and Belinda Sullivan. At Mills College Theater (Lisser Hall), 5000 MacArthur, Oakland, through Feb. 14. Call 333-1918. "Envisioning…
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School of Hard Knocks

Crass materialism, blatant hypocrisy, unrepentant social climbing, and vicious gossip make enduring dramatic fodder, which means the African-American Shakespeare Company's production of School for Scandal should translate nicely as a satire of backbiting black elites, although playwright Richard Sheridan wrote…
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