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A Shakespeare opportunity!

Shakespeare in Clark Park

The Taming of the Shrew, plus
The Tamer Tamed, by John Fletcher
Both on the same bill
July 27-31, 7 pm
4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue
Pay what you wish
These plays have separate directors, but interviewed separately, they are entirely in agreement that Shakespeare in Clark Park is a great forum for capturing the imagination of young adults who may not have been that much taken with the plays that they read in high school. Not to mention providing great entertainment for older folks. Shakespeare wrote to entertain everyone, not just the elite of his day, and SCP strives to keep that going for modern audiences
The Taming is particularly challenging, due to the misogynistic assumptions in the original. This dual presentation strives to adjust for that a bit, but retain the value of the originals. Tricky proposition. I will publish a further discussion in this space after seeing a performance. (Pandemic and heatwave frustrated my plan to see a dress rehearsal.)
Seating is in a grassy amphitheater, so take folding chairs or a blanket. Think about traveling by El and subway surface car so as to avoid a parking problem.  Check for rain instructions and other more detailed information at shakespeareinclarkpark.org. And tell your young friends.