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September 1, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Clarence Thomas . . . Anita Hill . . . sexual harassment . . . feminine empowerment . . . "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Excuse me? In a leap of imagination, GroveShakespeare has linked Shakespeare's minor comedy to all of the above. The press release announcing this week's opening (previews Wednesday and Thursday, with official opening on Friday) notes that "in view of the controversy created by the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, the play is quite timely." Hmmm.
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September 1, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Clarence Thomas . . . Anita Hill . . . sexual harassment . . . feminine empowerment . . . "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Excuse me? In a leap of imagination, GroveShakespeare has linked Shakespeare's minor comedy to all of the above. The press release announcing this week's opening (previews Wednesday and Thursday, with official opening on Friday) notes that "in view of the controversy created by the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, the play is quite timely." Hmmm.
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September 7, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
The wives may be merry, but it falls to the husbands and suitors to breathe serious comic life into the GroveShakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor." This final show of the summer at Garden Grove's Festival Amphitheater is a good-humored stampede through Elizabethan countrified society, led by Harry Frazier in the role he was born to play: the rotund, rosy-cheeked, cheeky soldier Falstaff, "as subject to heat as butter" and as self-deluded as an inflated ostrich.
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August 25, 1992 | JAN HERMAN
For a couple of months, the Bard has dominated our attention. First we saw "The Tempest," Grove Shakespeare's magical if not entirely spellbinding affair at the Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove. Then we saw "The Winter's Tale," Shakespeare Orange County's well-acted but oddly lackluster affair at the Waltmar Theatre in Orange.
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