July 17, 2012

Recommended: A Summer Take on The Winter's Tale


Amy and I attended Independent Shakespeare Co.'s crowd-pleasing performance of The Winter's Tale in Griffith Park last weekend. On the surface, the play is about a jealous king, Leontes of Sicilia, and his unfairly punished queen, Hermione, but it really seems to be about re-legitimizing Queen Elizabeth's mother, Anne Boleyn, who was infamously executed for adultery by her husband, Henry VIII. I'm a big fan of actor (and managing director) David Melville who stars as Leontes in this production and portrayed Hamlet in the Co.'s intimate indoor production earlier this year. We're also looking forward to catching A Comedy of Errors later this summer. Be sure to check the ISC calendar for more Shakespeare in Griffith Park--all summer long!  --Kim

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