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Saint Joan

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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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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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet precedes its own reputation. It was Shakespeare’s most popular play during his lifetime and remains the most produced work of his to date. In fact, it is speculated that Hamlet is performed somewhere every minute of every single day. Most people unknowingly quote Hamlet with phrases such as “in my mind’s eye” or “what a piece of work.” The play has even been translated into Klingon and featured in an episode of…

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  One of the defining characteristics of a Bedlam Theatre Company production is they often have four actors play every single role in the play. The results are pure mayhem, hilarity, and a frenetic, new energy brought to even the most well-known plays. Artistic director Eric Tucker admits that this feature of the group originated as a way to produce theatre on the cheap (“When you’re starting a company and you don’t have a lot…

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