Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

The Taming of the Shrew. Dir. Sean Graney. Perf. Paul Hurley, Steve Isom, Megan M. Storti, and Annie Worden. Shakespeare Glen. Forest Park. St. Louis, Missouri. 26 May to 19 June 2011.
Poster designed by Rich Nelson of Kiku Obata and Company.

In the midst of all the Macbeth material, I wanted to let you know about all the Shakespeare that will be happening in St. Louis soon.

First, the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis organization has arranged to have all thirty-eight plays enacted on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Shake 38 puts on all the plays in different venues all around St. Louis. Fascinating.

Second, the Festival will put on The Taming of the Shrew this year—free to all!—starting a week from today and running through most of June.

The presentation of the set design will give some idea of the impressive scale and detail of this production and some of its ideas—setting it in 1950s American Suburbia, for example:

I heard marvelous things about the Festival's Hamlet last year. If you're anywhere near St. Louis this summer, drop by for some free Shakespeare in a beautiful park. Take that, New York City!
Links: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis's Web Site.

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