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Shakespeare Theatre Company's 'Wallenstein': A flawed anti-hero acting out

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The plot synopsis in the program for Friedrich Schiller's "Wallenstein" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company begins: "It is 1634. The Thirty Years' War has been raging across Europe for 15 years." And yet the first words of the play, freely and exquisitely adapted by former American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, are: "Forget about the Thirty Years' War." This collision between actual history and...

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