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2013 Summer Shakespeare Festival
Above: Miles Anderson appears as Bottom and Krystel Lucas as Titania in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the 2013 Shakespeare Festival, June 2 - Sept. 29 at The Old Globe. Photo by Snaps Studio.
The Old Globe's world-famous Shakespeare Festival returns again this summer with a rotating repertory of three classic plays: William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" (June 2 - Sept. 29) and "The Merchant of Venice" (June 9 - Sept. 28) and Tom Stoppard’s "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" (June 16 - Sept. 26). All three shows play under the stars in the Globe's beautiful outdoor theatre.
Fall under the spell of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," Shakespeare’s most joyful and popular comedy. Filled with magic, humor, music and spectacle, the merriment unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest dreams. With a magic potion that grants love at first sight, anything can, and does, happen!
Shakespeare’s unforgettable tale of mercy and justice, generosity and greed. After years of persecution for his Jewish faith, Shylock finally gets his chance for revenge. The merchant Antonio cannot pay his debt, and Shylock demands his due: a pound of flesh. To save Antonio’s life, the resourceful Portia must triumph in the courtroom—but at what cost? The Merchant of Venice weaves together humor and pathos in a spellbinding, suspenseful drama.
Fast-paced and irresistibly funny, Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning farce, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," turns Shakespeare’s "Hamlet" inside out. Two clowns wake up one morning to discover that they are minor characters in the greatest tragedy ever written. As the story of Hamlet plays out all around them, they struggle to figure out what is happening, what it all means and whether they can escape their ultimate fate.
The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival runs Tuesday - Sunday at 8:00 p.m. until Labor Day; Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. after Labor Day. For the complete Summer Shakespeare Festival schedule, http://theoldglobe.org/tickets/index.aspx