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Steve Kretzmann Reviews After Cardenio

Steve Kretzmann reviews After Cardenio in the West Cape News:

Academia has its gateways, its increasingly rarefied rings of knowledge and power the keys to which are handed over with ceremony to those who crack the nod.

After Cardenio is similarly layered and how deeply you are able to penetrate it depends on your grasp of theatre and literature, both historical and contemporary.

However – and I don’t claim to have penetrated anywhere near the inner sanctum of this piece – After Cardenio is not exclusive. The view of ivy-clad masonry from the outside can be as pleasing to the inquisitive first-year undergraduate as the Dean’s view from inside their elevated office – one does not have to be an experienced or learned theatregoer to walk away satisfied.

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