Dave and I went back last week to see The Tempest at CalShakes a second time. Wow! The show has really strengthened a lot since we saw it in previews, and it was good then. The production doesn’t have the intensity of the shoestring production we saw at Butterfield 8 a while back, but it has all kinds of life and color and spirit and magic. And clarity, too — I think this was one of the clearest and most understandable performances of a Shakespeare play I’ve seen. Definitely worth seeing the second time.