Bard on the Beach
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One of Vancouver's most loved summer events is a picnic in Vanier Park followed by an evening performance of Shakespeare. Plays are performed in huge open-ended tents overlooking the picturesque English Bay with a mountain backdrop. Plays of past seasons have included Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Tempest and Titus Andronicus. The plays are consistently well-performed and conceived, with good actors. The picnic setting makes it a laid-back and fun way to get to grips with Shakespeare, providing a good introduction for children.
Venue: Vanier Park
Date: 3 June to 24 September 2016