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    Best of Both Worlds

    Presented by at Loeb Drama Center

    November 21, 2009 - January 3, 2010


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    Best of Both Worlds

    Bursting with the sounds of R&B and gospel, Best of Both Worlds is a soulful re-envisioning of The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless story of heartbreak and redemption. Clap your hands, jump out of your seat, and feel the power of love with this holiday treat for all ages. Best of Both Worlds takes us on a journey through the rich musical tapestry of R&B, rediscovering Shakespeare’s characters with...

    Bursting with the sounds of R&B and gospel, Best of Both Worlds is a soulful re-envisioning of The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless story of heartbreak and redemption. Clap your hands, jump out of your seat, and feel the power of love with this holiday treat for all ages. Best of Both Worlds takes us on a journey through the rich musical tapestry of R&B, rediscovering Shakespeare’s characters with smooth sounds and funky beats. When jealousy rips apart love and friendship, only the revelatory power of gospel can restore the enduring bonds of faith, family, and forgiveness. The production will feature a rotating roster of Greater Boston’s most celebrated gospel choirs, including community, university, and church choirs.

    Directed by Diane Paulus


    Loeb Drama Center

    64 Brattle Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    Admission Info:
    $25-75


    General Day and Time Info:
    Fri, Sat & 8:00pm; Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun @ 7:30pm; Sat & Sun matinees @ 2:00pm.

    No matinee performance on 11/21

    phone: 617-547-8300


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    • Event Name: Best of Both Worlds
      4.5 out of 5 stars rating "Loved it!"
      Review posted by: Out of towner from Philadelphia, PA, Dec 05, 2009

      To the person critical of the script, relax...the adaptation is meant to take us to new places and it did. Had a remarkable time and yes, the voices are amazing, amazing, and more amazing. Well cast... Expand

    • Event Name: Best of Both Worlds
      1 out of 5 stars rating "boo"
      Review posted by: me from boston, Dec 03, 2009

      the script could use some real work. if you're going to adapt Shakespeare you should at least get someone who can write a script. Singers did have beautiful voices though.

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