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Originally published Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5:04 AM

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Sound Theatre Company performs Stoppard short plays

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Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare

One may not think of Tom Stoppard as a creator of short plays, but early in his career he dispatched some deft comic one-acts with a political-philosophical slant. Sound Theatre Company performs through Sunday a matched set of two, both riffs on Shakespeare classics. In “Dogg’s Hamlet” (starring, from left, Matt Fulbright, Corey Spruill and Martyn G. Krouse), schoolchildren who speak a language called Dogg rehearse “Hamlet” in the related but different language of English, with curious semantical consequences.

In “Cahoot’s Macbeth” (which Stoppard dedicated to Czech dissident writer Pavel Kohout), actors in Soviet-era Czechoslovakia perform the Scottish play under the gaze of a government official.

Thursday-Sunday at Center Theatre, Seattle Center; $15-$25 (800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com).

Misha Berson, Seattle Times theater critic

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