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So-called reimaginings of Shakespeare are priced at approximately 12/$0.10, and regular theater-goers have learned through hard and bitter experience to beware the word “except,” implicit or explicit, in the description of productions: “It’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, except it’s set in Riker’s Island in the 1920s”; “It’s Romeo and Juliet, except Romeo is a lesbian...

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