A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2015. A review.

A Midsummer Nights Dream by the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2015. A review.  July 8-August 8, 2015 in Victoria BC. Is there any more enchanting story in all of Shakespeare’s canon than A Midsummer Night’s Dream with its interwoven tales of young lovers, workers, faeries and nobles? Oft interpreted, “Dream”, as it is sometimes called in short hand, is in the public mind of late with the film version of Julie Taymor’s stage production … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 25 years in 2015

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival celebrates 25 years in 2015 with 25 alumni. I can't imagine a more wonderful way to spend an evening outdoors than enjoying live theatre--I've written often about the experience at the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival on the grounds at Camosun College's Landsdowne Campus.  Over the past few years the society has improved the staging (constructing the Camus portable stage) and in 2014 moved to a … [Read more...]

Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea presents Hamlet and The Tempest at Clover Point Park July 2-August 2 2015

Victoria's Shakespeare by the Sea presents Hamlet and The Tempest at Clover Point Park July 2-August 2 2015. Victoria’s Shakespeare by the Sea embarks on a multi-year exploration of Shakespeare's mind on women,and aims to illuminate the consequences of misogyny with the three year trilogy Shakespeare and Women. “This year we present Hamlet, a young man estranged from his mother. Next year we will do Othello, a middle-aged man suspicious of his … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. Henry V a review.

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014. Henry V a review. I love summer! It offers myriad opportunities to spend time outdoors, enjoying concerts, movies, and performances of dance and theatre. I particularly enjoy spending warm summer nights on the lawns of Camosun College for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (produced by the Victoria Shakespeare Society). There is truly something magical about being gathered together in … [Read more...]

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014-interview with Karen Lee Pickett, artistic director

Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival 2014—interview with Karen Lee Pickett, artistic director. Now in its 24th year, the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival (GVSF)—founded in 1991 by Clayton Jevne of Theatre Inconnu as a summer festival in downtown Victoria and produced since 2003 by the Victoria Shakespeare Society—presents Henry V and The Taming of the Shrew on the Camas stage at Camosun College’s Landsdowne Campus.  Earlier this year … [Read more...]

Shakespeare in the Summer – Victoria BC

The crowd settles in, having gathered blankets, chairs and cushions along the way. Regulars carry extra layers of clothing, including hats, and  even mitts, for evenings outdoors can be brisk in Victoria in July and August. We gather in a field close to a rocky outcropping and Garry Oak meadow remnant at Camosun College, Landsdowne Campus, for Shakespeare in the Summer by the Victoria Shakespeare Society. Families take advantage of free … [Read more...]