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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

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Night of Fun!

We enjoyed the free Shakespeare production out on the lawn of Boston Common. There is something... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
Missouri City, Texas
Love's Labour's Lost

We enjoyed sitting in Boston Common and watching this professional company perform this play for... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2016
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21 Jul 2017
“Romeo and Juliet: Not worth the time, even though it's free.”
14 Aug 2016
“Night of Fun!”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

A basic high school performance of Romeo and Juliet would have been much more satisfying than this piece of drek. The acting was uniformly over-the-top and stiff. I wish the acting was worse, because then it would have actually been funny. I wish I had...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2016

We enjoyed the free Shakespeare production out on the lawn of Boston Common. There is something magical about watching one of the world's oldest well-known playwright's production performed in one of America's oldest parks. It was easy to hear the actors and most seats are...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting in Boston Common and watching this professional company perform this play for free. We took a blanket and deli food and were able of eat before and during the play. We did not take low chairs so I rented one for $10,...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2016

With a polished production and a contemporary interpretation, this company bring Shakespeare to broader audiences and makes for great summer fun on the Boston Common. There are really no bad seats with the audio system. By yourself or with a large group and for all...More

Thank tremm298
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful performance of King Lear on Boston Common. Great Acting and the sound system was amazing-you could hear everything including the heavy breathing. What an amazing way to see Shakespeare. We don't live in Boston but if we did we would be regular...More

Thank MaryofCorning
Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We saw King Lear on Boston Common. It was a great performance, making Shakespeare down to earth and very understandable. Don't know if the script was modified or the summary in the playbill helped, and all acting was well done. Acoustics were fine with not...More

Thank Randi98
Reviewed August 12, 2015

A brilliant, free way to spend a summer's evening. I was entirely accidentally in Boston at the right time of year to take advantage of this wonderful event. It was a hot, sunny day with clear skies and a beautiful evening. Though this is a...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 5, 2015

This production was excellent, the actor playing King Lear is amazing. You can bring your own chairs, and if you arrive early, still sit very close to the stage. it is a beautiful scene on a summer's night. I gave them a $20 donation for...More

Thank BLShep
Reviewed August 1, 2015

The CSC's free Shakespeare on the Common productions are one of the things that make Boston such a special place. For about two weeks every summer, you can see a full, theatrical production of one of Shakespeare's plays, completely free of charge. Just get there...More

Thank MegBedfordMA
Reviewed August 25, 2014

I spent part of my birthday enjoying this season's production of Shakespeare on the Common (Twelfth Night) and it was delightful! I was so pleasantly surprised at the amount of production put into this completely free show for the public. The sound was great, so...More

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