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Othello at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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A remarkable production of Shakespeare’s Othello is taking place on the estate of Boscobel, overlooking the Hudson River. Under the big white tent, the Hudson



The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival –
Back for Its 28th Season: The Liar

Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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It’s a bit buggy, a bit humid, but the laughs come easy at the presentation of The Liar, one of three offerings in this, the


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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
Takes on the “Enormous” King Lear

Monday, July 15th, 2013
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One of Shakespeare’s least performed works though considered one of his most powerful and complex comes alive by the talented and devoted players of this


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“All for one and one for all!” – The Three Musketeers at HVSF

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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It must’ve been the promise of a good sword fight that enticed the big crowd of adolescent boys with their parents in tow for a


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Thumbs up for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare’s Festival
Production of All’s Well That Ends Well

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
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Shakespeare would absolutely give hearty thumbs up to the performances by the Hudson Valley troupe that carry his name and who perform a selection of


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Shakespeare As You’ve Never Seen Him Before

Friday, July 13th, 2012
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And it’s right in the Hudson Valley, a delightful 90 minute drive, or train ride up north to Garrison, where Northern Westchester meets Putnam County.


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The 39 Steps–HVSF-style

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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There’s a laugh-riot going on in the Hudson Valley, cleverly done with magnificently-talented actors. While I thought I was headed to a predictable performance of



Troilus and Cressida—A Little-Performed Shakespeare Work
Gets Its Due At the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, July 8th, 2010
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The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival troupe does it again. Amidst the brutal heat and humidity, they took a work traditionally known as ambiguous and difficult,


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