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Pericles Theatre for a New Audience Polonsky Shakespeare Center 262 Ashland Place, Fort Greene The British director Trevor Nunn has been directing notable Shakespeare productions for half a century, and he has come to a point where there are only a few Shakespeare plays he hasn’t tried. One of these is Pericles, which is thought by scholars to be a collaboration between Shakespeare and George Wilkins, a shady barroom brawler and probable brothel-keeper. The first two acts of...
The Polonsky Shakespeare Center, the new theater for the celebrated Theatre for a New Audience company, had its grand opening yesterday. Julie Taymor's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, her first work since that whole Spider-Man thing, will play there until January. The Polonsky Center, on Ashland Place, the block between BAM's two major theaters, is the first theater dedicated to classical drama to open in the city in a generation—and a keystone in the expanding...

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