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Woodward Park Shakespeare Festival

by Terrance Mc Arthur



Brutus, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen,” Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March,” Mark Antony, “Et tu, Brute,” and not a toga in sight!
What kind of Shakespeare play is this?
It’s Julius Caesar at the Woodward Shakespeare Festival, playing Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through September 14.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



A teacher on trial for teaching evolution in the classroom. In this era of creationism/evolution controversies, it sounds improbable, but possible…but it did happen…in the 1920s. In 1955, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee turned the story of the Scopes Monkey Trial into a play, Inherit the Wind, which is the Woodward Shakespeare Festival’s 20th-century play for the 2013 season, playing through August 10, sandwiched between A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar. It’s a gently grayed look at the past, and a warning against thought control.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur




‘Tis summer in Fresno, and that means it is time for the Woodward Shakespeare Festival. This year brings a situation comedy, war, and Tennessee Williams. The season of free performances in Woodward Park has begun with The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Gabriela Lawson. The closing performances of this show will be this weekend so be sure to get out there.

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