|YWAA hosts its annual Shakespeare evening, Aug. 14, at Boscobel in Garrison, NY. MacBeth is this year's featured performance.|
YWAA will host alumni, family and friends Aug. 14 for the Hudson outing. The day includes the annual lecture from Yale Shakespeare expert Murray Biggs, a picnic with expansive views of the curving river, and the 7:30 pm curtain call for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's presentation of the Bard of Avon, often with modern twists, turns, costumes, and swagger.
Save the date. Prepare for an afternoon and evening with Yale friends. Don't forget to bring a picnic basket and perhaps a notebook to summarize Biggs' insights. Take time to stroll the grounds of Boscobel before the performers swarm a stage best known for its leafy background and entrances where characters emerge from the horizon. The show goes on, whether or not it rains.
In recent years, the Yale gathering listened to Biggs' lectures and watched Shakespeare's Othello, The Winter's Tale, All's Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, Love's Labour Lost, and A Comedy of Errors.
To purchase tickets to the Biggs lecture (4:30 pm at the Hastings Center) and to the performance that evening, click YWAA-Boscobel.