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Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park
Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park

Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its buoyancy and styling cues from a 1920s music hall. With more than a passing thematic wink at “Downton Abbey”-esque interplay between the aristocratic and servant classes, artistic director Melissa Chalsma’s staging sports the company’s signature combination of freewheeling irreverence and classical precision that makes Shakespeare novices and devotees alike feel at home. Outfitted as a one-man band, David...

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