Idaho Shakespeare Festival is reviewed in the Wall Street Journal (via Great Lakes Theater Festival).

Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout reviewed Great Lakes Theater Festival's production of two plays that originated at Idaho Shakespeare Festival this summer. ISF and Great Lakes share artistic direction by Charles Fee and four of five plays each season.

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He loved both plays, calling Risa Brainin's "Othello" "a blood-and-thunder" ride to its chilling climax, and Sari Ketter's "An Ideal Husband" charming, "impressive and persuasive." He applauded Fee for programming these two domestic plays together and praised Boise-based actor David Anthony Smith's very different performances in both plays. He is Iago in "Othello" and Goring in "Husband."

Teachout visited Boise and gave Idaho Shakespeare Festival a glowing review for Drew Barr's "Love's Labor's Lost" in 2006.

You can read Teachout's full review on his blog.

David Anthony Smith (left) and David Alan Anderson in Idaho Shakespeare Festival's "Othello."

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ISF's stuff would not look good with a poor crew, after all...

You sorta let GLTF down.

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"Say a prayer for the pretender..."-Jackson Browne

"Oth*llo"

We got to see "Oth*llo" as it was closing for the season. It was wonderful, and David Anthony Smith was totally brilliant and strangely charming as Iago.

(Strangely, the web censor does not want to post the play's title because the reference to Hades. Perhaps it is set a little too high.)

Othe11o...use the number ONE/

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"Say a prayer for the pretender..."-Jackson Browne

It censors mythical places? What about Valhalla?

Or Mount Olympus?
Nope...
We must be in Idaho...

"No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government." Neil Peart

It censors 0regon now and then : )

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