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Wall Street Journal Plugs Philly Fringe’s “Jester’s Dead”

Posted June 11th, 2010

So the stream of press begins! In today’s Wall Street Journal, Ellen Gamerman rounds up some of this summer’s innovative Shakespeare productions, including Jester’s Dead, described as a “Top Gun/Shakespeare mash-up.”

Gamerman writes, “Actors reenact the movie ‘Top Gun’ using lines from Shakespeare plays. Co-creator Nathaniel McIntyre says the story of a conflicted hero, his wingman and forbidden love is ‘completely Shakespearean.’ Watching a scene between Goose and Maverick set to ‘Henry IV, Part 1’ he says: ‘For the first time, I actually sort of understood the monologue.'”

Congrats! Jester’s Dead is set to run September 3 to September 11 at the Latvian Society.

–Nicholas Gilewicz