Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Shakespeare in the Park for Poets' Night, Thursday, July 19, 2007

This week poets will meet at Garfield Park for a performance of "The Taming of the Shrew" at 6:30, performance starts at 7 pm. More details below! Those who had to leave early last week missed Rick playing his new fujara pictured above. We bought this 5 foot "shepherd's" flute on our trip to Bratislava. It has three fingerholes, and is known for its haunting melodies. We had a great workshop with eight reading poets in attendance and three other listeners. Kath made light Slovakian food, a traditional potato soup with caraway seeds, and sausage sandwiches (both vegetarian and other) all reminiscent of our recent travels. Following the slide shows, and film clips, we showed films of a traditional Slovakian music and dance from Bratislava, as well as a performance by the Vienna State Opera doing Mozart and Strauss that we attended in Vienna on our one day there. Here are the details for tomorrow's Shakespeare in the Park special event:

As special event tomorrow, Don Campbell designated this as
"Shakespeare Night" (the play's the thing) --so
this will replace our usual Thursday workshop.

On Thursday, July 19th, the ever totally free Shakespeare by the Sea
is performing The Taming of the Shrew in Garfield Park, South Pasadena.
The play starts at 7:00 p.m., but try to get there at 6:30 like normal, and meet in front of the stage... so we can set up our lawn chairs/blankets next to each other. Everyone could bring a picnic dinner (or grab take out on the way to have during the performance.

Garfield Park
1000 Park Ave
South Pasadena, CA

for a map if you need one

And here's a review to tempt you more:

And here's a review to tempt you more


Shirin said...

Ah, the fujara, now i see!

I love these poets (Kath) said...

ah one of my favorite poet friends has uncovered the possile fujara!! welcome welcome! what a delightful guest!