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At the end of August, some ISE team members ventured out to see a special production of Twelfth Night at the annual Victoria Fringe Festival. The Japanese Ryuzanji Company put on a Rakujuku Kabuki style adaptation of the play, set in imperial Japan. “Rakujuku” loosely translates as “having fun troupe,” and the actorsʼ energetic performance never betrayed their average age of 61. The ISE crew enjoyed the performance so much that Janelle ended up going back for another showing with her children. You can find our collaborative review of the innovative and entertaining production on the ISE Performance Chronicle.

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Have you seen a Shakespeare production that you wish you could review? Are you a scholar, actor, student, or passionate theatergoer who loves to write? Weʼre always looking for more reviewers.

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