'Tis a fair summer's eve, if e'er twas, for watching the fine theatre of thee much-belov'd wordsmith, Shakespeare. This ... More
Bard on the Beach
'Tis a fair summer's eve, if e'er twas, for watching the fine theatre of thee much-belov'd wordsmith, Shakespeare. This annual summer Shakespeare festival takes place in Kitsilano's Vanier Park, on English Bay. Using the city as a backdrop, this group puts on the famous bard's plays for four months of the year. Whether it is Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for measure, The Winter's Tale, or Troilus and Cressdia, this group puts on an entertaining show.
This production had a lot to offer for everyone except someone in the mood for tragedy or introspection. Lively and inventive staging, excellent direction and acting. The Puck and Bottom have been raved about repeatedly, deservedly. The parody fairies were great fun and very well done (it takes a lot of talent to look that clumsy and remain upright). Shakespeare isn't bad to start with, of course. But there is nothing stilted or dated about this production.
We 4 tourists went together (part of a family reunion). Our daily lives are very different, and all thoroughly enjoyed it. If we were still in town, would try to take in all the productions, and might revisit this one.
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