Greenstage in SeattleShakespeare in the Park – Location: Seattle | Lynnwood | Redmond | Fall City | Burien  Date: till August 13, 2011 Cost: FREE greenstage.org  Every summer, thousands of people trek to the park with a blanket and a picnic to enjoy some Shakespeare. This year, they are going to bring us Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest. ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA – Shakespeare’s beautiful telling of one of history’s greatest and most ill-fated romances. It is two years after the death of Julius Caesar and a new Caesar, Octavius, is coming into his own. Aging Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of Rome, lives a lavish life of passion and indulgence with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. As Octavius and Rome pressure him to return to his duties, Antony and Cleopatra struggle to keep their own power while sharing a passion that tests their allegiances and begs the question, “What is life without love?”

Greenstage in SeattleShakespeare in the Park

Location: Seattle | Lynnwood | Redmond | Fall City | Burien  
Date: till August 13, 2011
Cost: FREE
greenstage.org

Every summer, thousands of people trek to the park with a blanket and a picnic to enjoy some Shakespeare. GreenStage’s programs have become an expected and highly anticipated part of Seattle’s summer fun in the sun. This year, they are going to bring us Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest.

Summary:

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA – Shakespeare’s beautiful telling of one of history’s greatest and most ill-fated romances. It is two years after the death of Julius Caesar and a new Caesar, Octavius, is coming into his own. Aging Mark Antony, one of the three rulers of Rome, lives a lavish life of passion and indulgence with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. As Octavius and Rome pressure him to return to his duties, Antony and Cleopatra struggle to keep their own power while sharing a passion that tests their allegiances and begs the question, “What is life without love?”

THE TEMPEST – On an isolated, magical island, Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer lives in banishment. For years, his only company has been his brave young daughter, an airy magical spirit and an enslaved monster. Despite the passage of time, Prospero hungers for revenge and the opportunity comes when a powerful storm shipwrecks his usurping brother, other nobles, and some very colorful characters  on the island. Shakespeare’s final and most personal play, The Tempest is a powerful and often funny story of love, forgiveness and redemption.

 

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