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It’s a telling experience when you wake up the morning after seeing a play, and it’s still there with you, its spectacles, sounds and surprises pulsing in your mind hours after the theater emptied.
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The American Repertory Theater, which continued a run of Broadway-bound productions this season, and the fringe Zeitgeist Stage Company took the most honors at Monday’s 32d annual Elliot Norton Awards for the best in local theater.
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Despite its stylistic edge, the ART’s new production of “The Tempest” doesn’t blow up Shakespeare’s play so much as bring it alive in new garb.
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The magician Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, is known for stunning illusions. He’s also known for not speaking onstage. So you may be surprised to learn that Teller actually loves the spoken word — particularly that of the great master, William Shakespeare.
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Magic was in Teller’s blood from a young age, and, it turns out, so was Shakespeare. When he was ten his grandfather -- a Russian immigrant who worked as a Philadelphia streetcar driver -- gave the family a complete set of Shakespeare’s plays. 
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Teller, the mononymous magician, says that his upcoming production of “The Tempest” began as the stuff of dreams — his, to be precise.
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For the past few years, Teller, the usually silent half of the Las Vegas illusion duo known as Penn & Teller, has been conjuring an ambitious theatrical collaboration — a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s fantasy play “The Tempest” with a live band, acrobatic choreography and hefty doses of magic.
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Misner’s athletic dancing is stunning for its shameless libidinousness. Her choreography and what the rest of the troupe does with it is a pleasure to behold.
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Make some calculations and find a way to get to the OBERON before this show closes on April 27.  This is one of those rare "NOT TO BE MISSED" works of art.
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