Shakespeare

Road Trip: British Columbia's Bard on the Beach

Road Trip: British Columbia’s Bard on the Beach

Go thither to Vancouver for a memorable marathon of plays by Shakespeare and contemporary playwright

WHERE: Vancouver, British Columbia, for the 22nd annual Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival (through 9/24; 1695 Whyte Ave., in Vanier Park; bardonthebeach.org). Why: To experience As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice performed in the newly renovated main-stage tent against a stunning natural background of mountain peaks, ocean and sky. Beyond the…

The Play’s the Thing for Seattle Shakespeare’s George Mount

The Play’s the Thing for Seattle Shakespeare’s George Mount

The local actor and director dishes on the best way to watch Shakespeare in the park.

NAME: George Mount OCCUPATION: Actor and founding artistic director of Wooden O Theatre FAVORITE ROLE: “Hamlet. It really is the single character that taught me the most about my craft.” FAVORITE PLAY TO PERFORM: A Comedy of Errors. “Because it’s just so damn silly.” PARK MUST-BRINGS: A picnic and a blanket or a low-backed chair.SCHEDULE:…

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