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Richard Nelson premieres his new play, 'How Shakespeare Won the West,' at the Huntington

Richard Nelson ''There is a kind of joy that exists inside this play,'' says Richard Nelson of ''How Shakespeare Won the West." (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Megan Tench
Globe Staff / September 5, 2008

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Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson calls it his "darkish Valentine to theater." "How Shakespeare Won the West," set in 1849 in the middle of the California Gold Rush, follows a group of New York actors who hear of a small town out west where people are so starved for theater that they throw bags of gold at actors' feet. (Full article: 1140 words)

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