Category Archives: Reviews

Theatre Review: “Cymbeline” at Bard on the Beach

Cymbeline Directed by Anita Rochon Review by Clara Kumagai Cymbeline is one of Shakespeare’s rarely performed plays, one that has been termed both a tragedy and a romance. It’s a refreshing experience, to see such a Shakespearean play, without having … Continue reading

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Theatre review: “Equivocation” at Bard on the Beach

Equivocation Written by Bill Cain Directed by Michael Shamata Review by Clara Kumagai Equivocation, written by Bill Cain, focuses on a particular time in Shakespeare’s life—it’s the year 1606and the Gunpowder Plot has recently been overturned. When the government decides … Continue reading

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Review: Dina Del Bucchia’s ‘Coping with Emotions and Otters’

Coping with Emotions and Otters Dina Del Bucchia Talon Books, 2013  Review by Michelle Barker Dina Del Bucchia’s debut poetry collection, Coping with Emotions and Otters, is a delightful and poignant satire of our narcissistic and celebrity-obsessed culture. Del Bucchia … Continue reading

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Theatre Review of ‘Borne’: “We have flown away from you to the moon…”

Borne Written and directed by Judith Thompson Review by Mary Kim The play begins with flight. With a backdrop full of stars (brilliantly designed by Beth Kates), we move with the performers as birds flying up through the atmosphere, floating … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Status Update’ by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

Status Update Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang 2013, Oolichan Books, Canada Review by Claire Matthews “Emily Polh-Weary thinks everything seems insignificant once she’s posted it on Facebook.”  This is the starting point of Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s second poetry collection, Status Update. She … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Tempest’ at Bard on the Beach

The Tempest Directed by Meg Roe Review by Clara Kumagai The Tempest is cited as the last play Shakespeare wrote alone, and interestingly, it is only his second completely original play (Love’s Labor’s Lost is the other). The play takes … Continue reading

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