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Can One Desire Too Much of a Good Thing?

Excerpt from Chico News and Review (article by Ken Smith)
Photography by Heller Images

William Shakespeare’s words are so deeply woven into modern culture that everyone, regardless of whether they’ve read his plays or seen them performed, is more familiar with The Bard than they may credit themselves. That was proven June 9 the moment a stream of well-known words sprang from the lips of actor David Lindstrom (playing Jacques) during Legacy Stage’s penultimate performance of As You Like It: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players …”

The audience let loose a collective “Ahhhh!” as heads nodded, smiles were exchanged and the sparse stage-lighting was (metaphorically) drowned by the flash of several dozen imaginary light bulbs of recognition igniting above the crowd. It was a thrilling theater-going moment, a palpable testament to Shakespeare’s legacy and the enduring power of words well-written and well-delivered.

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