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Saturday Spot: Maynardville, Shakespeare under the stars…

February 1st, 2010 · 14 Comments

We live with a Shakespeare addict! It all began when he was about five and you can follow his journey from comic books to the real thing in this past post. By the time he was six he had devoured Shakespeare and we have lived with his quotable quotations ever since…

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Grab your tickets:

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Because, once a year he takes a trip with the father person to Maynardville, which is Cape Town’s Open Air Summer Shakespeare…

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Where he mumbles his way, line by line, through the play of the year!!!

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There are lawns where you can have a picnic supper beforehand – that’s if your mother person gave it a thought!!!

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And then as it gets dark you head for the open-air theatre:

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The first year he went he saw: Macbeth and never looked back. The next year was Much Ado About Nothing; Then Twelfth Night; Romeo and Juliet; The Merchant of Venice and last year was As You Like It… If he keeps going he may just get through the whole repertoire. This year was Anthony and Cleopatra, that would be their boat floating down the Nile…

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This outing is not for the faint-hearted, it does get cold – even though it is mid-summer and it goes on way into the night, no chance of escape before way after eleven. If you are in Cape Town during January or February and you live with a Shakespeare buff then this would definitely be the outing of choice!!!

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