Eye of newt, toe of frog and Shakespeare in the Park. Shakespeare’s plays have been on stage for more than 50 years in New York’s Central Park and the tradition continues this summer with eight weeks of performances at the Delacorte Theater.
Founded by Joseph Papp as the Shakespeare Workshop as a home for both artists and audiences to feel included and to present ideas, Shakespeare in the Park is now considered one of the nation’s top cultural institutions. To date, more than 100 productions have been presented for free.
The play’s the thing and you can experience select works of William Shakespeare during your big city Bluegreen vacation in Midtown Manhattan. This year’s selections, The Comedy of Errors and Love Labour’s Lost, hit the stage in May 28 and run through August.
The Comedy of Errors is a masterful physical comedy that brings two sets of identical twins separated at birth into each other’s lives as adults. Wild excitement ensues as these brothers, now working as servants, begin a series of mishaps that lead to mistaken identity, false imprisonment, flirtatious encounters and madness. The Comedy of Errors returns to Central Park for the first time in 20 years. May 28–June 30, 2013.
When you’re the King you can do just about anything you want. Except ignore some cleverly cute women from your past—even when you’ve sworn to do so. Love Labour’s Lost is an impulsively irreverent celebration of true love and coming of age. This evening of sonnets and Shakespeare features songs by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman and story development by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers. July 23–August 18, 2013.
After the curtain call, The Manhattan Club, Bluegreen’s location in the Big Apple, offers an inviting place to unwind and relax. Have a nightcap in the Club Lounge, then tune in to your favorite show in front of a flat-screen TV from the privacy of your room. Comfortable linen will surely help you drift off into a midsummer night’s dream.
Please be aware that space is extremely limited at this resort—and that alas, is the end of the story. Parting is such sweet sorrow.