Dueling stages

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 20, 2011

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DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Whistler in the Dark did an exemplary job of two 1979 one-acts by Tom Stoppard, Dogg's Hamlet and Cahoot's Macbeth. in both of which a hilariously rearranged nonsense language vies with English. The first play is rigorous slapstick, the second a bristling illustration of courage in the face of repression. Each requires some pretty sophisticated calibration both physical and linguistic, and Whistler delivered.

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