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Russ Bickerstaff Reviews The Comedy of Errors
A Totally ’80s Video-Style Comedy of Errors
October 28, 2020
Door Shakespeare has… shown a clever approach (to the unique challenges of producing video content)… that is distinct from all of the rest of the fare that’s available over the internet.
A sharp cast is edited together in a … whimsical mutation of a classic comedy … it’s satisfying in a wholly unique fashion … clever retro-whimsy …Cheesy, low-budget very early 1980s cable-access-style video … complete with the occasional 8-bit-like video game-style animations, silly editing techniques and more.
Locations change … to various places in and around the Ephesus Shopping Mall … accompanied by ’80s-style … synth-pop music.
…There is a fun, Shakespearian comedy that rests at the heart of a pleasantly weird pre-produced video package.
The cast is remarkably well-balanced … Duane Boutté carries a smart balance between comedy and dramatic weight as both Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus … Charles Frasier matches Boutté’s performance as identical twin Dromios. Frasier is as good in the comic relief roles as Boutté is in the more balanced pair of leads. Linda Stein wields a canny empathy about her as Adriana … Rayne Kleinofen plays to a deeper compassion as Adriana’s sister Luciana. James Carrington’s … got a dramatic gravitas about him as the condemned merchant Egeon. He dials-down the intensity with a comic nuance in the role of a courtesan who gets mixed-up in the action.”
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