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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

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Every June through September, Bard on the Beach professional Shakespeare Festival brings to life the magic of Shakespeare’s great plays. The Festival site is located on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, adjacent to the downtown core. Staged in two open-ended performance tents, the productions are set against a spectacular natural backdrop of mountains, sea and city skyline.

This year, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary season runs June 11 to September 20, 2014. To celebrate, Bard is bringing back two audience favourites: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Dean Paul Gibson and Meg Roe’s The Tempest. Rounding out the landmark season is a bold adaptation of Cymbeline, directed by Anita Rochon and Equivocation, written by contemporary playwright Bill Cain and directed by Michael Shamata.

As well as the plays, Bard on the Beach offers a vibrant, on-site Village where patrons can gather for one full hour before performances begin. With concession services, picnic packages, insightful free talks and the Bard Boutique, there's always lots to do in the Village! Updates on Bard on the Beach’s festival are posted regularly at www.bardonthebeach.org

Tickets for the 2014 season of Bard on the Beach will be on sale April 1. They can be ordered by phone at 604-739-0559 (1-877-739-0559 toll free) or online at www.bardonthebeach.org

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival 2014

  • Address: Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC

Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a ... http://www.bardonthebeach.org/View Details

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Location: BMO Mainstage
  • Address: Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Shakespeare's beloved comedy returns to Bard! Oberon, King of the Fairies, is upset with Queen Titania. He commands his servant Puck to produce a mag... http://www.bardonthebeach.org/2014/dreamView Details

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents Cymbeline

  • Location: Douglas Campbell Studio Stage
  • Address: Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

July 4 to September 17 Directed by Anita Rochon All is not as it appears after Imogen defies her father, King Cymbeline, to secretly marry Posthum... http://www.bardonthebeach.org/2014/cymbelineView Details

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents Equivocation by Bill Cain

  • Location: Douglas Campbell Studio Stage
  • Address: Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Palace intrigue and backstage humour share the spotlight in this entertaining ode to art, politics and the dangers of negotiating both! King Jam... http://www.bardonthebeach.org/2014/equivocationView Details

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents The Tempest

  • Location: BMO Mainstage
  • Address: Vanier Park, Vancouver, BC
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Prospero, a magician and exiled Duke, is stranded on an enchanted island with his daughter Miranda, the spirit Ariel, and the slave Caliban. He conju... http://www.bardonthebeach.org/2014/tempestView Details

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