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April 4, 1993 | LIBBY SLATE, Libby Slate is a regular contributor to The Times
Bridget Dobson likes her Shakespeare in unexpected places. As creator, with husband Jerome Dobson, of the recently defunct soap opera "Santa Barbara," she fashioned the leading character of Mason Capwell after Hamlet. Capwell was given to quoting the Bard, and at one point recited a version of the melancholy Dane's "Alas, poor Yorick" speech to a platter of whole roasted pig after a family dinner party had gone awry.
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April 16, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"We're history!" proclaims the Reduced Shakespeare Company at the end of the trio's whiplashing "The Complete History of America (abridged)," and indeed they are, unless you're able to catch these touring fools either tonight at UC San Diego's Mandeville Auditorium or Saturday at Fullerton's Pacific Auditorium. For this Southern California-born group, this homecoming is awfully, well, reduced.
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October 27, 2006 | Philip Brandes; Lynne Heffley; Charlotte Stoudt;
The title of Rajiv Joseph's "Huck & Holden" refers to the respective heroes of those twin staples of American Lit classes, "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Catcher in the Rye" -- but please don't approach this sharp, engaging romantic comedy as an academic exercise.
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