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New Swan Shakespeare Festival Presents : Hamlet @ University of California, Irvine – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark[1],” but things are looking nice at the fifth annual New Swan Shakespeare Festival.  Located on UC Irvine’s Gateway Commons, the New Swan Theater is a movable two-tiered Elizabethan style stage, and it’s a pretty picture to look at.  Just sitting in the theater itself is its own experience.  Thanks to its amphitheater style each seat in the house offers a unique vantage point–although there may be a few times when you have to crane your neck to see everything occurring onstage, because it is a very busy set with actors popping in and out on both levels. Continue Reading

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