State of Things
11:14 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Cymbeline

''Cymbeline'' is unanimously considered Shakespeare’s most difficult play to stage.

“Cymbeline” is unanimously considered Shakespeare’s most difficult play to stage. That might be because it’s incredibly hard to follow on the page, even with the help of color-coded flow charts. The play includes a war, a decapitated head, poison, mistaken identity, the appearance of a Roman god and an ending scene with 17 revelations in a row. The Fiasco Theater Company of New York has fearlessly staged “Cymbeline” to rave reviews. The six-member ensemble brings their production to the campus of Duke University this weekend.

Jessie Austrian, Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld are co-artistic directors and founders of Fiasco Theater Company. They join host Frank Stasio to talk about one of the Bard’s wackier works.

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