|Get to the Heart of the US with Shakespeare|
Austin Shakespeare is in its 24th year of presenting free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, and has begun to reach outestendersi during the year with presentations and discussions about how Shakespeare illuminates contemporary issues.
Austin is the capital of Texas and the county seatcapoluogo di contea of Travis County. Situated in Central Texas, part of the American Southwest, it was founded on a bendansa in the Colorado River in 1839.
Expanding alongside the University of Texas (UT), which was founded in 1883, Austin now offers a quality of life which is among the best in the US. Residents of Austin include a diverse mix of university professors, students, politicians, musicians, state employees, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, and white-collar workers. Austin life combines unbridledsfrenato fun and progressive liberalism, as shownmostrato by the eclectic list of people who have runpercorso the town.
The science and technology sectors provide the backbone for the city's economy, and many Silicon Valley companies have their headquarters in Austin: Dell, IBM, Apple Computer, AMD, Intel, Samsung, Sun Microsystems. The high concentration of computer companies has led to the creation of the nickname Silicon Hills. The technology billionaires and businessmen live side-by-side with sporting enthusiasts who exploitsfruttano the Colorado river for kayaking or jogging.
During the day you can strollpasseggiare along the city’s wide avenues amongst this social mix, and at night you can listen to live indie rock, jazz-funk, alt country, punk ska, acoustic rhythms, Latin sambas, Tejano trumpets, world beat. Austin’s official slogan is “live music capital of the world” and it might not be too much of an exaggeration!
Lastly, all those longhornbufalo texano tattoos and car-window stickersadesivi that are everywhere in the city? That’s Bevo, the city mascot, and the stickers are testament to the popularity of the baseball and football teams at the University of Texas: “Hookaggancia’em horns!”Read more on Wikipedia and on AustinTexas.
Baltimore Shakespeare Festival is a non-profit professional theatre company dedicated to producing affordable classical theatre in Baltimore City. Initially set up to introduce the students of Maryland to the works of the English playwright, the festival now brings some of the most famous works of the Bard of Avon right into the heart of Baltimore.
Baltimore is a port city located in central Maryland along the tidal basinbacino di marea of the Patapsco River,
Baltimore's Inner Harbour was once the second foremostprincipale port of entry for immigrants to the United States and a main manufacturing centre. Now it hosts the Harborplace, a tourist and shopping centre, where the National Aquarium (one of the world's largest) is located.
The city played a key roleruolo chiave during the American Revolution. Jonathan Plowman Jr. (one of the city’s leaders) encouraged the city to join the resistance to British taxes, and merchants signed agreements not to trade with Britain. On February 7, 1904, the Great Baltimore Fire destroyed over 1500 buildings in a day and a half, and the city had to be largely rebuilt.
Historically a working-class port town, Baltimore has sometimes been dubbed a "city of neighborhoods", with over 300 identified districts traditionally occupied by distinct ethnic groups.
The Richmond Shakespeare Festival operates from October to April in the appropriate setting of the Elizabethan chapel at the 2nd Presbyterian Church. Each summer, the company produces the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at the 500-year-old Agecroft Hall, a Tudor
Richmond takes its name from the English town of Richmond, near London, because the view of the James River was strikinglysorprendentemente similar to the view of the River Thames from
European explorers colonised the settlement in 1607, but it was only founded as a town in 1737. It became the capital of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia in 1780. During the American Civil War, Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States of America, and many landmarks in the city display reminders of that historical era, such as the White House of the Confederacy and the Virginia State Capitol, among otherstra gli altri.
Richmond's economy is based on law, finance, and government. Several notable legal and banking firmsimprese, aziende, as well as federal, state, and local governmental agencies, are situated in the downtown area. Richmond is one of twelve cities in the United States to be home to a Federal Reserve Bank.
The arts are well represented in Richmond, and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is consistently rankedannoverata as one of the best in the nation.
Apart from many art venuesluoghi d’arte at the university, there are also several other attractions: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; the Library of Virginia; the Richmond Ballet; the Richmond Symphony; the Valentine Richmond History Center, the Virginia Historical Society, and more.Read more on Wikipedia, on Richmond.com and on Richmond Travel Guide
St Louis, Missouri
The Shakespeare Festival of St Louis is dedicated to producing socially, economically and culturally accessible classic theatre; to building community through performance; and to engaging students of all ages in the exploration of the works and world of William Shakespeare.
St Louis is located near the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River, and is named for King Louis IX of France. The city has many nicknames, but the most popular is "Gateway City", because of it’s location on the east-west US borderconfine.
To offer a different perpective than usual of the city, we’ve turned to the Discover St Louis website for a list of the top ten ‘must sees’ in this city:
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is the only professional theatre in the Gulf South region dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare. The festival is housed in Tulane University.
New Orleans is a major United States port city, located in south-eastern Louisiana, straddlinga cavallo the Mississippi River.
One of the most memorable cities in America, New Orleans takes its name from Duc d'Orléans, Philippe II, Regent of France. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States,
Visit the gorgeousstupendo French Quarter, experience the cheerfulallegra, gioviale nightlife on Bourbon Street,
If you go to New Orleans, you’ll be embraced by a sense of celebration whatever time of year you go, but if you go for Mardi Gras during the Carnival, that sense of celebration
The Hampton, NY
The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival has produced ten seasons of critically acclaimed free outdoor theatre on eastern Long Island. The Festival’s artistic home is the beautiful Theodore Roosevelt County Park in Montauk. The audience is encouraged to bring the family and to picnic on the lawn, and the early-evening curtainsipario rise is timed with the sunsettramonto.
The Hamptons refers specifically to the towns of Southampton and East Hampton on the east end of Long Island, New York. From the time of the Civil War to World War II, Long Island
New York, NY
Shakespeare in the Park in New York is rungestito by the Public Theater, which was founded by Joseph Papp as the Shakespeare Workshop, and is now one of the United States’ foremost theatrical producers of both Shakespeare and new works. Every summer The Public Theater brings free performances to over 100,000 people at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
This long-standingdurevole tradition has joined respected artists with audiences from all over the world to celebrate Shakespeare and other classic works. Free tickets are available both in person and online to the general public.
New York City is geographically the largest city in the state and most populous in the United States. It is known for its history as a gatewaypunto d’accesso, ingresso for immigration to the United States and its status as a financial, cultural, transportation, and manufacturing centre. Both state and city were named for the 17th century Duke of York, James Stuart, future James II and VII of England and Scotland.
The city consists of five boroughsmunicipalità, quartieri molto grandi: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. It is the most densely populated major city in the United States, with an estimated 8,274,527 people occupying just under 305 square miles (790 km2). The city is sometimes referred to as "The City that Never Sleeps", while other nicknames include “Gotham” and the “Big Apple”.
New York is the birthplace of many cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art, abstract expressionism (also known as the New York School) in painting, and hip hop, punk, salsa, disco and Tin Pan Alley in music. It is the home of Broadway theatre.Read more on Wikipediaand on Public Theater.
Shakespeare in the Park in Seattle has been holding free performances in parks in Seattle for over 20 years. Produced by Seattle’s longest running Shakespeare company, GreenStage, the productions are a highlight of the city’s summer entertainment program.
The modern city of Seattle has its roots in the timberlegname industry - wood was cut from forests in the immediate area and transported to San Francisco. Soon, the small loggingdisboscamento town became
After the Great Seattle Fire in 1889, the city was given a boostspinta, incremento esplosivo with the advent of the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897, when Seattle became a transportation and supply centrecentro per gli approvvigionamenti to and from the Klondike, Canada. The city grew almost overnight as immigrants flooded intoaffluirono the city and many new neighbourhoodsquartieri were created.
Today the city has benefitted from the modern version of the Gold Rush - the technology boom and the e-economy. Seattle native Bill Gates started Microsoft here, which in turn
Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world's foremost travel magazines, voted Seattle one of their top ten favorite cities to visit. It is a dynamic, creative city that has a lively music scene and which comes alive every year with the advent of spring.
El Paso, Texas
Shakespeare on the Rocks takes place in the beautiful grounds of La Galería de la Misión de Senecú, which is located in the heart of El Paso's lower valley on the historic site of the Misión de San Antonio de Padua, founded in the 1600's.
The performances of Shakespeare’s most famous plays are edited for modern audiences, and include music and dance. The evening productions are the highlight of a festival which includes food, vendorscommercianti and children’s games throughoutper tutto the day.
El Paso stands on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte), across the boundaryconfine from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. El Paso is home to the University of Texas at El Paso (founded in 1914 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy). Fort Bliss, a major United States Army installation,
The Franklin Mountains extendsi estende, si protende into El Paso from the north and nearly divide the city into two sections, with downtown connecting the two sections at the south end of the mountain range. The 24,000-acre (97 km2) Franklin Mountains State Park is the largest urban park in the United States and resides entirely in El Paso.
The Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama’s State capital, is the sixth largest Shakespeare festival in the world. It attracts more than 300,000 annual visitors from all 50 states and over 60 countries. It is located in the $21.5 million Carolyn Blount Theatre, which houses two theatre and is surroundedcircondato by English-style groundscampi and a lake.
The theatre produces 14 world-class productions annually, including three works by William Shakespeare. The remainder are classics of the stage - works by playwrightsdrammaturghi such as Moliére, George Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder, and Eugene O'Neill - along with musicals and new works commissioned by the Festival.
Montgomery became the state capital of Alabama in 1846. In February 1861, the city was selected as the first capital of the Confederate States of America, until the seat of government moved to Richmond, Virginia, in May of that year. The State capitol building is designated a National Historic Landmark, and it’s where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America.
During the mid-20th century, Montgomery was a primary site in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Selma to Montgomery
There is a rich history of musical performers with rootsradici in Montgomery. Jazz singer and pianist Nat King Cole, country singer Hank Williams, blues singer Big Mama Thornton, Melvin Franklin of The Temptations, and guitarist Tommy Shaw of Styx are among the many musicians to get their start in Montgomery. Author and artist Zelda Sayre was born in Montgomery. In 1918, she met F. Scott Fitzgerald, who was a soldier stationed at an army post nearby. The house where they lived is used today as the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.
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