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The Tudor period: heads of state in wigs. 2 Queens & A Joker: A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 2 Queens & A Joker (Stage 17, The Roxy on Gateway) It’s been a while (OK, a decade) since Guys in Disguise, those flamboyant cultural historians, applied themselves to the Tudor period, famous for its strong … Continue reading

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The appropriation dance: Whiteface. A Fringe review

Whiteface (Stage 4, Academy at King Edward) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Is there a way out? Does anybody know a way out?” The masked figures trapped onstage are increasingly frantic. No suggestions are forthcoming. Masks are the chief theatrical device, … Continue reading

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Shopping at Barbra’s place: Buyer & Cellar. A Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Buyer & Cellar, Stage 10 (Acacia Hall) It can’t possibly be true. And yet it is. Yes, Barbra Streisand, mega-star celebrity and über-shopper, does have an entire mall in her basement. That’s the bizarre, open-for-satire, real-life … Continue reading

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And on my summer holidays … I went to the Winnipeg Fringe

This is just a little note to tell you that I’m about to start posting 12thnight.ca reviews of shows I saw on my excursion last month to the country’s second-largest Fringe festival, in Winnipeg. They’re 16 of the shows you … Continue reading

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No stars for the star rating system of Fringe reviews

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca To star or not to star. There’s a question that’s been debated in beer tents, box offices, and press rooms since Hamlet gave director’s notes to the travelling players. There are arguments to be made on … Continue reading

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