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Calendar, Night&Day Crowning Glory

Crowning Glory

Cinderella is a “gateway drug,” says Sherri Young, executive director of the African American Shakespeare Company. Here’s her idea: Get kids (and adults) hooked with the masquerade ball and some evil (and comical) stepsisters, and they’ll be ready — no,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Et Tu, Iago?

Et Tu, Iago?

A military tribunal is right where you don’t want to be. You’re already the enemy, and now you’re on trial before a judge and jury composed entirely of the other side. In such a scenario, could you be blamed for…
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The 17th-century comedy Tartuffe—probably the best-known of Molière's plays—was a controversial sensation in its day, and it retains much of its power to mock both the amorally pious and those who fall for them. The title character (Vernon D. Medearis)…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli is most famous as the least famous member of two prominent hip hop duos: Black Star with Mos Def and Reflection Eternal with DJ Hi-Tek. Though he has often been overshadowed by…
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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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Aisle Seat

Shrewd Shrew ? When I think of great moments of misogyny in drama -- and there are so many, going back so many centuries, involving so much of Western literature, and sometimes I get so angry that it's all I…
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