Shakespeare at Winedale




Camp Shakespeare

Love's Labour's Lost


Love's Labour's Lost

Love is a familiar; love is a devil.
There is no evil angel but love. - I.ii

Thursday, June 22
    7:00pm
Historic Casino Hall - La Grange, Texas

Friday, June 23
    7:00pm
Henkel Hall - Round Top, Texas

Saturday, June 24
    1:00pm
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

Love’s Labour’s Lost opens with the King of Navarre and his three best friends swearing off women for three years, dedicating their lives to their monastic studies. Enter the Princess of France and her ladies in waiting, turning the whole court upside down. In this sparking comedy about the lengths to which people will go for love, Shakespeare invites us to a “feast of languages” with bumbling country folks, clever servants, and a besotted Spaniard.

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The Winter's Tale


The Winter's Tale

Thou met’st with things dying, I with things newborn - III.iii

Thursday, July 13
    3:00pm
Crystal Theatre - Gonzales, Texas

Friday, July 14
    7:00pm
Henkel Hall - Round Top, Texas

Saturday, July 15
    1:00pm
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

Jealousy destroys the royal family of Sicily when King Leontes imprisons Queen Hermione on suspicions of infidelity and banishes his newborn princess. But Time and the gods spin this tragic tale into one of delight, as audiences travel from the court to the country, meeting colorful characters and discovering that magic is real. Through compassion and forgiveness in the throes of suffering and grief, all characters find happiness in more ways than they could ever anticipate or suspect.

 

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Summer Class Performances



As You Like It


As You Like It

‘The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.’ - V.i

Thursdays - Sundays, July 20 - August 13
    7:30pm
    2:00pm Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

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As You Like It follows the intrepid Rosalind through the Forest of Arden, as love notes, mistaken identity, music, and laughter enliven her quest for her father and her true love, Orlando. This pastoral favorite considers what a world of constancy, love, and reconciliation can look like when it is beset with injustice, jealousy, and fear.

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King Lear


King Lear

Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. - V.iii

Thursdays - Sundays, July 20 - August 13
    7:30pm
    2:00pm Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

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King Lear is a tragedy exposing the fragility of loyalty and familial bonds. The aging King Lear imprudently decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, declaring that whoever gives the most ardent proclamation of love for him shall receive the greatest share of the kingdom. This thoughtless gesture propels Lear's world into a brutal spiral of betrayals, madness, and epic conflict. The frailty of humankind is revealed, and the necessity of unwavering love is laid bare.

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Antony and Cleopatra


Antony and Cleopatra

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.  - II.ii

Thursdays - Sundays, July 20 - August 13
    7:30pm
    2:00pm Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Winedale Theatre Barn - Winedale Historical Center

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Antony, one of the three ruling figures of the Roman Empire, becomes enthralled with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Their passion tests their loyalties to their countries, ideals, and visions of themselves. Antony and Cleopatra examines the power of transcendent love, and dissects the contrast and congruity between sex and power.

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