Shakespeare at Winedale

Shakespeare at Winedale 2018 Summer Class performs Love's Labour's Lost, Julius Caesar, and All's Well That Ends Well on the UT campus

Fri, August 3, 2018
Shakespeare at Winedale 2018 Summer Class performs Love's Labour's Lost, Julius Caesar, and All's Well That Ends Well on the UT campus
2018 Summer Season

Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2018 Summer Class will return to the University of Texas at Austin's SAC Black Box Theatre for their touring performances of William Shakespeare’s Love's Labour's Lost on Wednesday, August 15; Julius Caesar on Thursday, August 16; and All's Well That Ends Well on Friday, August 17. 

All three performances will be in the SAC Black Box Theater on the second floor of Student Activity Center
(2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712).

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $10 for student/UT ID holders and may be ordered online  through the Shakespeare at Winedale website or by calling (512) 471-4726. 

Love’s Labour’s Lost: Self-denial is fashionable in the Kingdom of Navarre, when the young King persuades three of his courtiers to swear off all pleasures in favor of serious study. But soon after, the Princess of France and her ladies arrive on diplomatic—and romantic—business. The young courtiers prove prospective lovers, with the help of several local heart-led rustics (including a Spanish knight and a country clown).  Every kind of sport ensues, from rhetorical combat to mistaken identities. One of Shakespeare's wittiest and most charming comedies, Love’s Labour's Losthas long been a Winedale favorite.

Julius Caesar: A new day has dawned in Rome. Caesar has emerged victorious from civil war, and Rome is ready to pronounce him supreme ruler. Brutus, a loyal protector of the Roman republic, and Cassius, an ambitious and conspiratorial Senator, face a stark choice: let Caesar rule or restore the Rome they loved. Julius Caesar probes the divisions between celebrity and statesman, public and private, free will and fate. In the surging tides of a disordered nation, the line between patriot and anarchist is drawn in shifting sand. 

All’s Well That Ends WellThe orphaned Helena falls in love with the handsome Bertram—the son of her adoptive mother—and sets in motion a tale of determined love overcoming all obstacles. When Bertram is sent to the court of France, Helena begins a journey of cunning, danger, and disguise to try to win his love. Bertram runs off to war along with the deceitful scoundrel, Parolles, but Helena continues her pursuit, determined to outwit her hesitant husband. All’s Well That Ends Well overturns romantic and moral conventions in a sophisticated comedy of love and war.

Shakespeare at Winedale is a University of Texas program in which students study and perform Shakespeare at the Winedale historical Complex near Round Top, Texas. Since its founding by English professor, James Ayres, in 1970, the program’s unique hands-on approach has brought Shakespeare’s words to life for hundreds of students and thousands of audience members. University students from many disciplines work together for six weeks at Winedale, ending their summer with four weeks of performances in a converted nineteenth-century hay barn. 


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