Bard on the Beach: Antony & Cleopatra

Comments 89 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bard on the Beach’s second headlining production for 2010 is Antony & Cleopatra, on now until September 24th. I haven’t been able to attend yet this season however’s roving theatre and film fest correspondant Michelle Kim checked it out last weekend.

“I have seen Shakespeare performed at The Globe, The Westend, and at various festivals across Canada and The United States,” said Kim. “But there is completely unique and absolutely miraculous about Bard on the Beach.”

Antony & Cleopatra @ Bard on the Beach
Photo by David Blue © Bard on the Beach 2010

Anthony and Cleopatra transcends time and space and even race as the Roman-Egyptian love story is trust upon the Vancouver’s skies; the sparkle of gold in Cleopatra’s headress matching of gold of the setting sun.”

If you would like to check out Antony & Cleopatra I have two tickets for this Saturday, July 3rd. Here’s how to enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post listing why you would want to check out Bard (1 entry)
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  • I entered to win tickets to Antony & Cleopatra from @BardontheBeach & @miss604

    I’ll draw one winner on Wednesday June 30th.

    Update The winner is Jeff (comment from June 28th). Congratulations and have a great time at Bard!

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    1. jenn LMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:07pm PDT

      Hey 604! Bard is one of those things I have put on the “do later” list for several seasons. It is about time I get my buttsky out to catch a show in a ridiculous beautiful setting!

    2. EkaterinaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:08pm PDT

      Pick me because I love Shakespeare!

    3. JewelsMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:08pm PDT

      I haven’t even read Antony & Cleopatra. That should make for an entertaining evening!

    4. meljoaquinMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:09pm PDT

      RB! I’ve never ever gone to Bard on the Beach. Each year, I say I’m going to do, but it never pans out – plus the story Anthony & Cleopatra definitely speaks to me right now.

    5. CarrieMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:09pm PDT

      I love Bard on the Beach! My husband and I used to go every year but we haven’t since we had kids. It would be a wonderful night out 🙂

    6. KristiMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:11pm PDT

      I ran by the tents the other day and it looked very magical. I like magic and I think it’s time I checked out some Shakespeare on the beach!

    7. Linda BilbenMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

      I have lived in YVR for 14 years and haven’t been to Bard on the Beach – would love to go

    8. jeffMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

      My wife and I have never been and I’d love to surprise her with tickets to a Shakesphere event. Thanks for the opportunity!

    9. Peter – @PvTMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

      I just think Bard on the Beach is one of the greatest things in an unmatched setting. I went once, many many years ago and would love to go again!

    10. DeeMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:13pm PDT

      It’s going to be my first summer here in Vancouver-I’d love to go.

    11. RennMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:14pm PDT

      Watching Shakespeare against a beautiful scenic backdrop? I’d love to go!

    12. UrsulaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:15pm PDT

      I haven’t been to Bard on the Beach yet and would love to check it out!

    13. Patrick M.Monday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:16pm PDT

      I’ve always loved bard and make sure I get out to it every year. Antony and Cleopatra is one I would dearly love to watch if I weren’t already penny pinching for a chance to see Falstaff and Henry V.

    14. BrandieMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:23pm PDT

      I’ve only been once a few years back and have always meant to go again as it was a wonderful experience. This would make sure I do!

    15. Meera BennettMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:25pm PDT

      pick me cause I would love to go!

    16. janMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:26pm PDT

      There is nothing better than a stage with a backdrop of our fabulous mountains!

    17. KristinaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:52pm PDT

      I’ve never seen Bard on the Beach, so I would love to go!

    18. KarenMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:56pm PDT

      Looks great!

    19. NoraMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:59pm PDT

      Never been to a Shakespeare in the Park in Vancouver. I’ve seen the one in Calgary but I really want to check this one out too! Plus, it’s within walking distance from my house.

    20. TriciaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 2:00pm PDT

      Because I check it out every year!

    21. Linda BMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 2:02pm PDT

      I would love to surprise my boy with tickets to the theater. He’s a Shakespeare fanatic and I’d like to get a taste of his world as all I know of Shakespeare was in English Lit 12 LOL.

    22. Sarah@EmergingMummyMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 2:03pm PDT

      I would love to do this! Ever since we moved to the Lower Mainland 5 years ago, I pick up the brochure, mark the nights we can go and then…something always come up! We’ve never been and would love to go. Fingers crossed.

    23. Brent JohnsonMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      Nothing could make for a better evening than watching Shakespeare’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra,’ hearing one of his most famous speeches in a beautiful Vancouver setting.

    24. TrevorMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 2:14pm PDT

      Because it is near the top of my “Must do while living in Vancouver” list.

    25. LizaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 2:16pm PDT

      Please send me – I’d like to rid myself of the image of Liz Taylor as Cleopatra.

    26. ErinMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 2:17pm PDT

      I love Shakespeare and Classical stories (I’m a Classics Major) and would love to take my boyfriend out for a romantic evening of Shakespeare and the beach.

    27. ZannahMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 3:34pm PDT

      “O excellent! I love long life better than figs.”

    28. tvlifeMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 3:35pm PDT

      Ever since I discovered Bard on the Beach a few years ago…I never thought learning more about Shakespeare could be so much fun with such a gorgeous Vancouver backdrop.

    29. SanazMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 4:01pm PDT

      I’ve never been to Bard on the Beach so would love to check it out!

    30. ashleeMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 4:04pm PDT

      i’ve been once when i was in high school but haven’t been since and it would be fun to check out just because i WANT to and not because i HAD to 🙂

    31. KirstenMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 4:26pm PDT

      I want to take a friend who’s never been!

    32. anne marie slaterMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 4:47pm PDT

      I have been once and once is not enough… love bard

    33. SiobhanMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 4:55pm PDT

      I’ve heard many wonderful things about Bard on the Beach but have never been… It’s definitely on my list & I’d love to go!

    34. GinaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 5:35pm PDT

      i think i’ve actually read this one 😉

    35. NillyMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 6:14pm PDT

      Pick me- I work 2 jobs and it would be the best excuse for a fun day off!

    36. JenMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 6:48pm PDT

      Still never been, would love to go this weekend!

    37. LoriMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 7:55pm PDT

      I’d like to see Anthony & Cleopatra at BotB to compare it to Liz Taylor and Richard Burton’s movie 😀

    38. ErinMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 8:01pm PDT

      When I first heard about Bard on the Beach 2 years ago when I moved here, I was hooked on the concept. My first show was King Lear (I think…) and now I’m ready for show number two.

    39. CharleneMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 8:20pm PDT

      I’ve lived in Vancouver all of my life and have never been to Bard on the Beach. Looking for work at the moment, so winning tickets would be really sweet as I’m on a limited budget these days.

    40. JessicaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 8:32pm PDT

      Because I love Bard. And the actors and the sunset.

    41. missmikomiMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 8:47pm PDT

      Cleopatra is babe sauce 😉

    42. izikavazoMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 8:54pm PDT

      For old times sake. I haven’t been to a Bard on the Beach play for years.

    43. daynaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 9:10pm PDT

      Have always wanted to see a Shakespeare play live but haven’t had the chance yet!

    44. SherryMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 9:25pm PDT

      Anthony and Cleopatra is one Shakespearean play that I have never seen performed. The photograph with this blog entry is amazing….what a backdrop.

    45. JeanieMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 9:31pm PDT

      Would love this!

    46. BrendaMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 9:57pm PDT

      I want to see Bard very very much because every summer I go back home in Asia and I always miss it but this year I’m in Vancouver!

    47. CaioMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 10:05pm PDT

      I’d love to watch Shakespeare on the beach!

    48. AlexandraMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 10:26pm PDT

      Oh my gosh…always on the wrong side of the fence looking in…wishing I was there instead….:)

    49. RichardMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 10:43pm PDT

      Shakespeare was always so boring in highschool. It would have been great to attend a Bard on the Beach performance back then to make more of an everlasting impression.

    50. DAvidMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 10:49pm PDT

      My lovely wife deserves a wonderful evening of high culture on the beach. And the set looks great, too.

    51. EdMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 11:24pm PDT

      I’d love to take my girl to see this.

    52. aceyMonday, June 28th, 2010 — 11:43pm PDT

      Dear Miss604,
      I need to expose my husband to some culture. (Too many Hollywood movies turns his brains into mush)! 😉

    53. JessicaTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 12:10am PDT

      i used to go to bard on the beach so much in high school because of a special english teacher. Now, as a poor university student I can’t afford it, but I would love to go and relive the magic!

    54. KarenTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 1:44am PDT

      I really enjoy Shakespeare plays and would love to see Bard and the Beach’s production.

    55. JennyTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 7:45am PDT

      Miss 604,

      This is a traditional birthday gift for a friend- if I win I will take her to 2 plays!!!

      I entered to win tickets to Antony & Cleopatra from @BardontheBeach & @miss604

    56. A LoTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 8:57am PDT

      What a setting for Shakespeare plays.

    57. ayloTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:00am PDT

      love all your contests. Your blog is amazing.

    58. A HTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:02am PDT

      Time for some culture.

    59. AriTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:04am PDT

      Love to see Bard on the Beach.

    60. PetTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:05am PDT

      Great setting for a great play.

    61. PeteTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:07am PDT

      Miss604 keeps me informed of the local events.

    62. YingTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:08am PDT

      I would take my daughter to see it.

    63. RoseTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:09am PDT

      What a setting for a summer night.

    64. P LoTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:10am PDT

      Good luck.

    65. PCLTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:10am PDT

      Never seen this Shakespeare play. Would love to see it.

    66. AnneTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:17am PDT

      I have never seen Bard and I would love to see Anthony & Cleopatra in this open air setting.

    67. WelbyTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:17am PDT

      I think this would be the perfect summer night activity. I like the play.

    68. AidanTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 9:53am PDT

      I would love to win this simply because I try and go to one Bard on the Beach performance every year, though this year I am broke as I took time off work to go to school 🙁 I would love to go, as I love the open air setting, especially on a beautiful sunny day!

    69. RanelleTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 10:10am PDT

      Looks great!

    70. JeffTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 10:35am PDT

      I’m actually reading Shakespeare currently and am about half way through the book though I don’t believe I’ve read Antony and Cleopatra yet.

    71. LesleyTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 10:55am PDT

      Every year, I say I’ll go check out Bard on the Beach and every year, something always comes up and I’m unable to go. I’ve never seen a Shakespeare play before and would love the chance to see one!

    72. Art BuffieTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 11:01am PDT

      I would love to go see this, and since today is my birthday, it would make a great gift from you to me…:)

    73. LindaTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 12:14pm PDT

      It’s Bard on the Beach- why wouldn’t someone like tickets to this.

    74. tillybumblebeeTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 12:27pm PDT

      I’m new to Vancouver and keep hearing how amazing Bard on the Beach is. Haven’t seen A+S since studying it at school!

    75. Alex CameronTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 12:27pm PDT

      I try to check out the Bard every year, winning this contest means I can see more than one play!

    76. TammyTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 12:36pm PDT

      I have never been to Bard on the Beach and I’ve always wanted to go. I never can find anyone to go with me. I love shakespeare and I love the outdoors!

    77. CeciTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 12:47pm PDT

      Please enter me!

    78. SharonTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 1:03pm PDT

      I’ve always wanted to go to Bard on the Beach, and this is one of my favorite works by Shakespeare!

    79. Ann ChouTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 6:20pm PDT

      I have been walk around the tent for the Bard before when I go kiting. The Bard seems popular and attractive!

    80. MagsTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 8:52pm PDT

      Oh my gosh, I would LOVE to win this – I’ve lived in Vancouver all my life and have yet to see a play at Bard on the Beach…!

    81. DannyTuesday, June 29th, 2010 — 11:56pm PDT

      I just love the Bard!

    82. JoyceWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 3:19am PDT

      Going to Bard on the Beach is like sitting in on a fairy tale in action, and who can resist Antony and Cleopatra? Classic love story. Would love love love to go!

    83. AndrewWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 8:12am PDT

      Bard Virgin: Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

    84. ChristineWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 8:38am PDT

      I would LOVE to see this 🙂

    85. Ariane CWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 10:14am PDT

      I’d forgotten about this contest until reading your blog posts today. With all the events I have attended over the years, have still not made it to Bard on The Beach, so there’s a good reason to enter 🙂

      *(not to mention being on the beach and enjoying the gorgeous surroundings)*

    86. JanWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 10:47am PDT

      I’ve not a big fan of Bard on the Beach but David Blue’s picture is awesome.

    87. KristinWednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 2:25pm PDT

      My in laws arrive tomorrow and I know they would love it. It would prove to them why BC is the Best Place on Earth. 🙂

    88. HelenaTuesday, July 6th, 2010 — 9:56am PDT

      I love Shakespeare and have always wanted to check out a Bard production! I signed up to volunteer this year, but was unable to make the interview due to family obligations. Would love the opportunity to check this out!

    89. ShannonTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:50am PDT

      the bard is such a great night out. I love watching the sunset through the backdrop of the play. LOVELY

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