Richard Hamburger's DTC staging of All's Well That Ends Well was a revelation, one of a few Shakespearean productions that have ever truly riveted me. I'm very familiar with the tragedies and considerably less so with the comedies, but my mind's voice has always provided a more evocative reading of the playwright's words--perhaps Shakespeare will always be, for me, more effective read than performed. The fault lies not with Willie, but with something between my post-MTV, pre-millennial brain and actors and directors who've confused recitation and characterization. Dallas Theater Center brings out all the strange metaphysical yearning of Shakespeare's most baffling comedy, and in the process introduced me to one of the most fascinating heroines in English letters.
All's Well That Ends Well runs through April 20. Call 522-