We received an email today from the Shakespeare Society:
Summer Shakespeare at The Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, Connecticut
A special event with scenes from Shakespeare’s effervescent comedy
As You Like It
This Sunday, August 14 at 3 PM
As you may have realized from the frequency of posts, we love Shakespeare!
It is absolutely incredible that a playwright whose 400th birthday we are celebrating continues to have such an influence on the world of theatre. If you google “Shakespeare” you will get “about 124,000,000 in 1.02 seconds.” You can narrow this down to only 647,000 results in 71 seconds if you search for “Shakespeare Theatres.”
We have personally known many great playwrights, but no matter how inspiring, how empowering, how influential—no one even comes close to Shakespeare. It is not only the plays that are his, that are shown night after night in city after city, but the format of his plays. Not only can they been seen on the stage and big screen in modern day tales like West Side Story and The Lion King, but they can be seen on the small screen in popular tv shows like House of Cards and Sons of Anarchy.
Proof that his stories transcend time and are still relevant all these years later.
And if you’re now in the mood to see a bit of live Shakespeare, go see As You Like It or whatever Shakespeare is playing near you!
Philip & Marilyn