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Old Globe's Barry Edelstein is thinking big about the Bard

Old Globe's Barry Edelstein is thinking big about the Bard

SAN DIEGO — A fascinating experiment is underway at San Diego's flagship theater, the Old Globe. Now under the leadership of Barry Edelstein, the theater is seeking a return to the form of its Tony-winning heyday under Jack O'Brien.

Can the Globe's outdoor Summer Shakespeare Festival be reshaped into a national center for the very best in American Shakespeare?

That might seem like an overreaching quest, but in appointing Edelstein artistic director, the board of directors has chosen a bona fide Shakespeare expert to lead the charge. Edelstein, making his Globe directing debut with "The Winter's Tale," the first indoor Shakespeare offering produced at the...

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