Rise and fall

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 20, 2009

As for venues, the Empire's casual setting, a spacious and versatile space, is a good match for the Ensemble's propensity to get intimate with the audience. Calculating nobles will mingle among you and your companions, whispering for you to ratchet loud your noisemaker (available at the door) — first for Richard and later, inevitably, for the man who has so fleetly "unking'd" him.

Megan Grumbling can be reached at mgrumbling@hotmail.com.

RICHARD II,by William Shakespeare | Directed by Michael Levine | Produced by the Naked Shakespeare Ensemble of Acorn Productions | At Empire Dine and Dance, May 21 @ 7 pm; the Inn on Peaks Island, May 22 @ 7:30 pm; and Riverbank Park in Westbrook, May 23 @ 2 pm | 207.854.0065

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