Wed May 9, 2012, 02:07 AM
WCGreen (45,511 posts)
One of the best parts about growing up in Cleveland was the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival
which brought five plays to the auditorium at Lakewood High School each and every summer that I was living there.
We would go with the school, of course, by my aunt was hell bent on giving me a touch of class so she grabbed me up and sent me to see at least 15 of the bards plays.
They still have the festival but have dropped the Shakespeare, although they still perform one comedy and one drama each season, and have moved it to Playhouse Square into the completely renovated Hanna Theater.
Interesting tidbit, I met Mrs WCGreen at that Theater watching the one semi hit wonder, David and David. She sat behind me and we got to talking and a year and a half later, we were married.
But getting back to the Festival, I have seen all the grand tragedies, several of the historical plays and a whole mess of the comedies. I do wish more people were exposed to the bard and I have done my best to interest people in the plays.
A few years ago, I went to see MacBeth for the third time. I took someone who never saw a Shakespeare play and she was hooked. We have watched several plays together included Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.
I wanted to go down this year but my condition is best treated by not venturing out into the germ filled world unless I absolutely must.
Just thought I would share that.
Son, if there is an idiot or an ass hole within 500 miles of you, they're gonna find you and get you to be their friend, My dad, 1973 http://mylungtransplantyears.wordpress.com/about
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Wed May 9, 2012, 02:11 AM
CaliforniaPeggy (107,029 posts)
1. The good people of Cleveland are very lucky to have such a festival.
I wish your health were better so you could still go...
There is nothing like live theater, and live Shakespeare is incredibly good. I never understood that The Merchant of Venice was essentially a comedy until I saw it live.
Then I got it.
My grandmother took me, and I will never forget it...
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creatures, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Stephan Grellet