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Still need convincing to take the time to get thee to the Cutler Majestic? Check out these audience and critic raves for Bedlam’s Hamlet and Saint Joan! The run ends this weekend, don’t wait! The Boston Globe “Two fast-flowing, high-spirited productions” “Both [Hamlet and Saint Joan] should not be missed.” “In their bravura fusion of versatility, dexterity, and clarity, they’re executing the verbal and intellectual equivalent of a Cirque du Soleil act.” Bay State Banner …

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  What’s your first memory of reading Hamlet? I would be willing to bet that for most people, it was struggling to understand Shakespeare’s stilted language in the context of an English class you didn’t really want to be in. Now that you’ll have the opportunity to revisit Hamlet through the dynamic and fast-paced staging of Bedlam Theatre Company at ArtsEmerson, it’s a perfect time to revisit Shakespeare’s “confusing” and “weirdly phrased” text and dive…

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Although she saved France during the Hundred Years War over five centuries ago, Joan of Arc has remained relevant in popular culture around the world since. Here are the five best cultural depictions of the Maid of Orléans: “Joan of Arc” on Arcade Fire’s Reflektor In 2013, Montreal-based indie rock band released their senior studio album, Reflektor, with the seventh track named after Joan of Arc herself. The song tells the tale of the young…

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George Bernard Shaw’s play Saint Joan premiered in 1923, three years after Saint Joan of Arc was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. The play has allowed audiences all over the world to be taken on the journey of Saint Joan of Arc, a young woman caught between the balance of the Catholic church and the law of the land; a nineteen year old who would change the face of Europe. Saint Joan of Arc…

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