Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company 2011 season presents, All's Well That Ends Well

For years the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company has provided free Shakespeare performances on the Boston Common. Although the 2011 performances which are free and open to the public will not begin until the summer, it warms me just to write about this summer tradition.

According to Wikipedia, the play was initially classified as a comedy but is now considered by some as one of his problem plays, so named because it cannot be neatly classified as tragedy or comedy. Inspired by one of Boccaccio's tales from the Decameron, the play centers on Helena, the orphan daughter of a famous physician. This globe-trotting adventure shows how far one woman will go to win the heart of her beloved.

I never read this play and look forward to seeing it this summer. If you are a native and have never been - check this out and support the local arts community. If you are planning to visit Boston this summer and will be in town when this is showing spend an evening under the stars enjoying this free performance. I smuggle in a bottle or two and order a pizza (yes pizzerias deliver to the Common).

Mark your calendars:
Boston Common - Parkman Bandstand
July 27 - August 14
Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sundays @ 7pm


Mauro Paim said...

Cool! I have never read THIS one, either. Will do. I saw the Comedy of Errors the other day. Fantastic!



WranglerMan said...

"Are you meditating on virginity?...Your Virginity, your old virginity, is like one of our French withered pears; it looks ill, it eats drily"

Act I, Scene i.