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Shakespeare: A Most Rare Vision or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard
August 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
When William (Bill) Colgate was a boy, his father had a record album entitled “Opera for People Who Hate Opera”. A collection of arias and overtures which, by their very recognizability, was designed to ease the reluctant listener into some appreciation of the operatic form.
“Shakespeare: A Most Rare Vision” is, to a certain degree, in the tradition of that long-ago album. Designed not so much for the “haters” or the “lovers” as for those on the fence. “Yeah, I get that he’s a genius but what in blazes is he going on about?!”
It is a small selection of speeches, scenes, and characters, connected by Bill’s own narrative, that he hopes will offer some access to those who may find Shakespeare inaccessible or, God forbid, boring.
As Bill says: “We may not understand every word but we still get the gist. And a gist of Shakespeare can be more enlightening than many another playwrights’ crystal clear.”
Our presentation of “Shakespeare: A Most Rare Vision” is a world premiere. In its present form it runs approximately one hour. A length Bill hopes to expand upon.
Director: Joan Bendon
Performer: William (Bill) Colgate
OUTDOOR STAGE READING PERFORMANCE NOTE: No performance if it rains! Limited to 40 people in attendance. MUST bring your own CHAIR. Feel free to bring appetizers & beverage for your own consumption.
ALL SHOWS ARE BY DONATION (Suggested $20) – NOTE only 40 people can attend per show! Reservations STRONGLY ADVISED.