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MaineStage Shakespeare in the News

Review of “Julius Caesar” in Maine Today, 7/20/15
“The performances of the characters were clear and strong…This is an excellent production for older children who can take the blood and violence but might be ready for their first Shakespeare production outside of school.”
MaineStage Shakespeare Presents The Bardcast – a live radio broadcast on WMPG featuring Shakespearean trivia, games, and interviews from 7/12/15 
Q+A with Chiara Klein
The Village 8/5/13
“The Village had an opportunity to talk with Chiara Klein, artistic director and founding member of MaineStage Shakespeare, about the company and what it offers through its programs.”
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Skull Prop Left Behind After Kennebunk “Hamlet”
Bangor Daily News 7/25/13
“Managing Artistic Director Chiara Klein said she was approached by a police officer who, with a very straight face, asked, ‘Did somebody leave a skull at the Village Green last night?'”
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Shakespeare Returneth for Third Season
The Kennebunk Post 7/5/13
“MaineStage Shakespeare will return for a third consecutive summer, with the added perk of expanding performances to Kennebunkport, in addition to Kennebunk.”
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The Sissy Gamache Show: Sissy Joins the Maine Stage
PRLog 8/28/12
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Shakespeare Group Updates Play to Modern Times: Kennebunk-based Company brings the Bard to Kids and Families
Seacoast Hippo 7/19 – 7/25/12
“In its second season, the MaineStage Shakespeare Company brings the Bard to Kennebunk, but also helps to educate and empower local kids by getting them involved in performances through its ShakeStars summer camp.” – For full article, click here
MaineStage Shakespeare Returns to Kennebunk
Making It at Home 7/12/12
“Last summer, the new theater company enjoyed an enthusiastic welcome, attracting a crew of loyal fans. Now, the actors and directors of MaineStage Shakespeare, most of them in their 20s, hope to expand on that success while continuing to perform quality theater free of charge.”
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MaineStage: Resident Theater Comes to Kennebunk
York County Coast Star 6/16/11
“[MaineStage Shakespeare will] bring a summer full of Shakespeare to Kennebunk’s Lafayette Park…’It is going to be great for the town,’ said Director of Recreation Brian Costello. ‘A different aspect that’s going to be there all summer long. It’s going to bring a lot of life.'”
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Dilettante: Shakespeare Al Fresco
The New Maine Times 6/29/11
“Anyone who is within driving distance of Kennebunk this summer is being given a gift – free performances of three Shakespeare plays. A new, resident company of actors called MaineStage Shakespeare has come to town, and will be performing “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Comedy of Errors” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in revolving repertory….”
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Theater Group Thrives Outdoors
The Kennebunk Post 7/21/11
 “A new cast of characters is in town for the summer and they’re bringing laughs, romance and a dramatic twist to downtown Kennebunk.”
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This is the Summer for Shakespeare
York Independent 7/21/11
 “The MaineStage Shakespeare Company is working to become the premiere outdoor theater experience for loyal Shakespeare fans and those who simply want to be entertained for the evening. The company also works with area youth through educational programs teaching interested  younger audiences about the performing arts.”
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New summer theater company performs Shakespeare in the park in Kennebunk, Maine
Maine Travel Maven 7/25/11
“Maine’s newest summer theater company is performing without a theater. The young MaineStage Shakespeare is performing works by William Shakespeare outdoors in Lafayette Park, downtown Kennebunk.”
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