By Nathan Agin

The Winter's Tale at BYU

Barnes & Noble Bookstore

  • 810 W Valley Pkwy · Escondido, CA
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

THE PLAY

In a fit of groundless jealousy, King Leontes wrecks his marriage, defies the gods, destroys his family and ruins himself. As the years roll around, a new generation flee their own country and take refuge in Sicily. Unknowingly they bring with them the key to the past, present and future…

A ‘winter’s tale’ is a fantasy, and The Winter’s Tale is Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable. The play’s uncontrollable emotions – rage, love, grief and forgiveness – range across gender, country, class and age. Its universe is full of monsters, gods and natural disasters, and its colossal sweep takes us from stifling courts to unbuttoned festivals.

If you are unfamiliar with this play, it has many wonderful reading roles. Come and discover something new for yourself.

THE DIRECTOR

Connie Boyd has taught Drama and English for 28 years at San Pasqual High School. Took students to Fullerton, Thespians, Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, and English Speaking Union Shakespeare competitions. They performed in in-classroom presentations of poetry and short scenes. Directed and acted at Patio Playhouse for 33 years.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO DECEMBER READING AT BARNES & NOBLE DUE TO THEIR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS BOOK SALES***

Read more here:: https://sandiegoshakespearesociety.org/2018/11/the-winters-tale-open-reading/

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