Best of Boston

1999 Best Art, Public

Commonweatlh Shakespeare Company

Even before Leonardo DiCaprio’s Romeo and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Shakespeare in Love, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s free outdoor performances showed Boston just how sexy the Bard can be. Under the brilliant direction of Steven Maler, the young, enthusiastic, multicultural cast of players brings Shakespeare to the Boston Common, using the recently renovated neoclassical Parkmand Bandstand—and all the world—as a stage.