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Arts Beat: Shakespeare in War

It was well into his one-man performance of Hamlet that Ty Lemerande launched into the sword fight between Laertes (his left hand) and the titular Danish prince (his right). While this style of acting may sound overly spare, the 300 troops in the audience rose…

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Shakespeare in the Theater of Operations

Tyrus Lemerande opened his one-man “Shakespeare on Demand” show last month with a taste of “As You Like It.” He followed with snippets of “Romeo and Juliet,” “King Henry V,” and several other plays, concluding with Prospero’s final speech from “The Tempest.’’ Lemerande, drenched in…

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‘Touched by War’ Onstage and Off

Tyrus “Ty” Lemerande, local Shakespearean actor and square dance emcee, received last October the e-mail from the U.S. Navy calling him to active duty as part of the his contract as a reserve officer. “It’s a call that they say is not an ‘if’ but…

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Shakespeare Doled Out in Tasty Bites

A July torpor settling in, my young son Dashiell and I headed out to see Knighthorse perform Shakespearean Jukebox, at the Baker’s Field tent. My four-year-old also had reason to be tired. He’d been to Audubon Camp, he’d been to the bay at high tide,…

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A New Hamlet Rides in with Knighthorse

Every summer, the two-person Knighthorse Theatre Company performs the feat of producing entire Shakespeare plays on a bare stage at the Baker’s Field Tent throughout July and August. In these original adaptations, Ty and Amy Lemerande streamline the minor action, leaving the full grist of…

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Shakespeare as You Like it but Never Saw it

Knighthorse Theater Company, a collaboration of Amy and Tyrus Lemerande, brings life, fire and romance to Shakespeare in front of audiences around the country in their two-person productions.  Ty and Amy deliver the plays with unrivaled joy, passion and bravura. They bring out the raw…

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Capers Hear ‘Shakespearean Jukebox:’ A Program of Love

How often have we observed a couple and secretly (or not so secretly) commented, “What does he/she see in her/him?”  But not this time!  The Capers’ April in-house program presented at the Mashpee Senior Center introduced us to a couple who were attractive and winsome. …

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Leading the Charge: Knighthorse Theatre Company Keeps Shakespeare Simple

If Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet had lived happily ever they would have founded the Knighthorse Theatre Company. In an ending contrary to the Bard’s tragic tales, that is precisely what happened when Tyrus Lemerande, a Californian, met Amy McLaughlin of Marshfield.  After completing master’s degrees…

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