By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
June 27, 2010
In this little town in the Shenandoah Valley, near the curvaceous Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by nature, history, and culture, a doughty band of actors bring Shakespeare alive - the way actors did in Shakespeare's day...
"This isn't crushed-velvet Shakespeare," says Jim Warren, artistic director and co-founder. "We're trying to re-create the stage conditions he was writing for. That's why people come - it's the only one of its kind in the world..."
What makes the ASC different? Start with its home, the Blackfriars Playhouse. Named and designed for the indoor theater used by Shakespeare's troupe, it's the only such replica in the world.
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