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Unkindest cut? Bard to run short on Common

Shakespeare hit in budget crunch

Cast members in the Citi Performing Arts Center's presentation of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' rehearsed Friday. Cast members in the Citi Performing Arts Center's presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" rehearsed Friday. (ROBERT SPENCER/FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / July 22, 2007

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In just a decade, it became a local summer tradition, with blankets spread across Boston Common, corks popped, and free Shakespeare for all performed on a massive stage. If it rained, no matter. There were more than three weeks of shows, plenty of time to catch a performance, as 100,000 people did last summer. (Full article: 1416 words)

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