Now in its 23rd season, Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival already has produced most of the top tier works by its namesake playwright. Casting its net further, it now attempts one of the Bard’s later, less frequently produced tragedies, the less transcendant, but still worthy “Coriolanus.”
A cut below par in poetry and narrative complexity, this history-based tale recounts the fate of a Roman warrior who is drawn into the realm of politics with disastrous results. Yes, hundreds of years before the coining of The Peter Principle, Shakespeare understood how such a lateral career move could be tragically ill-advised.
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Where: Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Seabreeze Amphitheatre, Carlin Park, A1A and Indiantown Road, Jupiter.
When: Through Sunday
Admission: Free, $5 donation suggested. Call: 561-966-7099
The verdict: A second-tier Shakespearean tragedy on war and politics, with an assured Crawford in the title role, but less successful in the director’s seat.