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A spin on the classics

1725 French play gets a modern update, in drag

By Louise Kennedy
Globe Staff / May 12, 2006

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CAMBRIDGE -- When Gideon Lester and Robert Woodruff started tossing around ideas for the American Repertory Theatre's staging of ''Island of Slaves," they quickly hit on an unexpected way to bring the 1725 French play's themes of oppression and role reversal into contemporary focus: Set it in a drag club. (Full article: 830 words)

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