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Join us every weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) this August in St James Park, 120 King Street E, on and around the Michael Comstock Pavilion for Shakespeare By Any Other Name. Dates and times below.

2023 details:

Shakespeare By Any Other Name is to a traditional Shakespeare play what The Harlem Globetrotters is to basketball. It is an opportunity to radically invite the audience into their favourite parts of Shakespeare, while being taken on a fast-paced adventure about what Shakespeare means. This presentation will enliven the park and include spectators like never before – on a practical level, as key scenes, everyone dreams of performing are brought to life – the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet and Caesar’s death “Et tu, Brute?” from Julius Caesar.

This play, told through the perspectives of two young women, morphing between Elizabethan noblewomen to Richard III and his horse to Lady Macbeth, and always the audience’s enthusiastic guides, makes the case that Shakespeare belongs to the people.

Through fun, through doing not telling, and spectacle, playwright Vijay Padaki has created a play which follows many of Dauntless Theatre’s hallmarks: no fourth wall, audience engagement, appreciation of poetry, and critical thinking in an accessible, delightful way. Audience members will leave refreshed and excited.

Dates and times:

Fri Aug 4 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sat Aug 5 2023, 3pm-4pm

Sat Aug 5 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sun Aug 6 2023 , 3pm-4pm

Fri Aug 11 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sat Aug 12 2023, 3pm-4pm

Sat Aug 12 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sun Aug 13 2023, 3pm-4pm

Fri Aug 18 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sat Aug 19 2023, 3pm-4pm

Sat Aug 19 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sun Aug 20 2023, 3pm-4pm

Fri Aug 25 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sat Aug 26 2023, 3pm-4pm

Sat Aug 26 2023, 7pm-8pm

Sun Aug 27 2023, 3pm-4pm