Shakespeare at Stratford, what more do I need to say? But seriously, I went to see King Lear this afternoon and it was great. Although, really, Stratford is supposed to be great; especially for Shakespeare, so they do have a lot to live up to. And I guess they did.
If you really want to see Shakespeare done right, see it at Stratford. You won’t get Romeo and Juliet done up like West Side Story (although, I guess that’s what West Side Story is), you won’t get King Lear done up like Wall Street and you won’t get The Merchant of Venice done up like Goodfellas. But you’ll get solid Shakespeare done by solid actors and not overwhelmed by fancy sets and lighting. You’ll get what Shakespeare intended.