Saturday, July 14, 2012

Culture: Shakespeare In The Parking Lot, Lower East Side, New York City

Parking lots are for parking, right? Right. But there are exceptions. For instance on New York´s Lower East Side you can watch Shakespeare. While cars are contriving into their parking spots and people are drawing their parking tickets a fine ensemble performs plays from the English Master (

From July 12 trough July 28, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 PM, they are giving "The Merry Wives of Windsor Towers" (wikipedia). And for August 2-18 they announced Shakespeare`s "Coriolanus".

Yesterday I enjoyed the performance which was funny & entertaining. The actors, who were wearing casual clothes, performed with engagement and exhilaration. Even some rain drops and the usual New York symphony of honking cars, motors, sirens and a lot more noises didn`t disturb the play.

Well, in one point they were´t really original. In Shakespeare´s times all theater rolls were played by men, even the women´s characters. This play had real girls! At least one bit of progress in around 500 years.

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