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The Bard is back.
Bard on the Beach – Vancouver’s summer Shakespeare festival – returns this June 4 for its 26th season. The festival presents some of the playwright’s best-known works, plus original creations, against a backdrop of sea and sky at waterfront Vanier Park. On tap this year: King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost and an original production, Shakespeare’s Rebel.
Of course, the setting for all this drama is almost as epic as what’s on stage. Plays are performed inside soaring, red-and-white striped tents with stadium-style seating. The tents are open-ended, meaning gorgeous vistas of English Bay and the distant Coast Mountains are part of every performance. They form the core of Bard Village – a little patch of Elizabethan England transported to current-day Vancouver. Inside the gates, you’ll find a concession, bar and even a boutique for Shakespeare bric-a-brac, all linked by a network of boardwalks.
This year’s lineup offers a healthy dose of timeless tragedy and classic comedy. Continue reading:
Sun, Sand and Shakespeare: Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach fest is back