The other day I came across Barbara Mackay's Washington Examiner review of a new production of Shakespeare's Anthony & Cleopatra at the Lansburgh Theatre here in D.C. Here's Mackay:
Synetic Theater has taken on major challenges in each of its wordless Shakespeare productions. Now in "Antony & Cleopatra" at the Lansburgh Theatre, Synetic presents a stunning version of one of Shakespeare's most complex plays, whose geographical setting is nothing less than the entire Roman Empire, and whose central conflicts are vast: West versus East, duty versus pleasure, reason versus emotion, public versus private life.
Say wha'? Wordless Shakespeare? Isn't the whole point of Shakepeare the, um, words? Next thing you know, they'll come up with silent music.