Aug 26 Shakespeare in the Park

From the first notes of "Sigh No More Ladies" to the final courtly dance,  Free Shakespeare in the Park Theater Company's  production of Much Ado about Nothing sparkled .  The production featured a combination of modern dress and simple Elizabethan garb.

Beatrice was sublime:  spunky, witty, playful through 279 speeches, starting with her singing Sigh No More

Alas! he gets nothing by that. In our last

conflict four of his five wits went halting off, and

now is the whole man governed with one: so that if

he have wit enough to keep himself warm, let him

bear it for a difference between himself and his

horse; for it is all the wealth that he hath left,

to be known a reasonable creature. Who is his

companion now? He hath every month a new sworn brother. 

To her final speech,
I would not deny you; but, by this good day, I yield

upon great persuasion; and partly to save your life,

for I was told you were in a consumption.   She sparkled.

The evesdropping scenes were phenom.  The actors never noticed the skulkers kiding behind the arras.

Don't disturb the sound per.

I'm not sure what the hula hoop was meant to represent.

I had a blast.  Free Shakespeare in the Park is one of my favorite parts of Eugene.