“Shakespeare and the Tender Land”

Monday, October 18, 2004 – 7:30 p.m.

Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena, CA

A concert reading which featured scenes and speeches from Shakespeare plays celebrating nature, the elements, and our relation to them. These themes are prevalent and powerful in many of Shakespeare's plays, and were explored in a variety of moods, from the bleakness of the storm scene on the heath in King Lear to the whimsy of the lovers lost in the forest in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The reading, compiled and directed by Gillian Bagwell and featuring your favorite PSC actors, included selections from King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II, Hamlet, As You Like It, The Tempest, among others.

This reading was supported in part by a grant from Pasadena's Department of Cultural Affairs and
was part of "The Tender Land: A Festival of Art, History, Music, and Science", a city-wide festival running from October, 2004 to January, 2005. For further information about the festival, visit its website at tenderland.org

If you would like to book this one-hour reading for your festival or performance space, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you - mail@pasadenashakespeare.com