This sceptered isle

It was a good summer for magical Shakespeare productions. First, there was the Lincoln Center Theatre rendition of Twelfth Night (see "Islands of light," page 58), notable for its bold use of water. In August, the New York Shakespeare Festival's Central Park production of Cymbeline, directed by Andrei Serban, turned the Delacorte Theatre stage into another enchanted island, where this sometimes confounding drama of betrayal and reconciliation acquired the quality of a healing myth.

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