I have always been an Anglophile, with an interest in traditional English culture and the monarchy. Although my senior paper in high school focused on the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II, I’m not quite sure how or when my love affair of England actually began.
Then in college, I focused on English literature, and more specifically on the language of Shakespeare’s time. Even though it was basically “English,” it was like learning a completely new language. Knowing the meaning of the words changed my whole perspective and understanding when I watched his plays.
I won’t bore you with other areas where my interest and research centered around the British, but when I had a chance to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon about four years ago, I was ecstatic. I also visited the Globe Theatre in Bankside, London. I will intersperse a few pictures from beautiful Stratford, as I tell you about the Hawaiian Shakespeare Festival of 2010.
The season in Honolulu opened with Julius Caesar on July 9 and will run through July 18. Then from July 23 through August 1 you can see Measure for Measure. The last play of the season is Henry VI from August 13 through August 22.
This is the 9th season of the Shakespeare festival in Honolulu. The shows are performed at The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu`uanu Ave. on the corner of Nu`uanu and Pauahi, one block south of Beretania near the historic Hawaii Theatre.
You can get tickets through Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or online here.
Tickets are $20 on Friday and Saturday evenings, $15 on Thursday evenings and Sunday Matinees, and only $10 on Wednesday evenings. Such a great bargain!
I hope to get over to Oahu to see one of the plays in Honolulu. I went to many at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego when I lived there. Even if you don’t understand all of the language, you’ll love the drama. I suggest finding a synopsis of the story line so you’ll know what is happening.
A hui hou!
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Mahalo! (Thank you!)