Shakespeare On Love represented Shakespeare Live's first outing on the RSC's open-air stage at The Dell in summer 2012. It served to launch a tradition of highly original, home-grown, Shakespeare-themed shows devised first for a summer presentation at Stratford and then performed again in local venues closer to home.
Through a medley of Shakespearean scenes and sonnets, Shakespeare On Love explores some of the many moods of love as represented in the work of the Bard, from the comic and the absurd to the dark and the tragic. This captivating show has been performed to great acclaim at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s open-air space, The Dell, as street theatre in Bradford On Avon, at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham and most recently to a packed audience in the village of Marshfield.
With quick-fire changes of character, mood and setting Shakespeare Live’s performers whirl you through a kaleidoscope of scenes from the poet’s best loved plays and leave you pondering some of the searching questions he posed about the role love plays in all our lives.
Shakespeare On Love is a unique, entertaining and thought-provoking show which can be adapted to a variety of contexts.
Images Courtesy of Owen Benson Visuals.