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Bard on the Beach: Antony & Cleopatra

Monday, June 28th, 2010 — 1:00pm PDT
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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)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • 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 L says:

      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. Ekaterina says:

      Pick me because I love Shakespeare!

    3. Jewels says:

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

    4. meljoaquin says:

      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. Carrie says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    6. Kristi says:

      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 Bilben says:

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

    8. jeff says:

      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 - @PvT says:

      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. Dee says:

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

    11. Renn says:

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

    12. Ursula says:

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

    13. Patrick M. says:

      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. Brandie says:

      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 Bennett says:

      pick me cause I would love to go!

    16. jan says:

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

    17. Kristina says:

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

    18. Karen says:

      Looks great!

    19. Nora says:

      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. Tricia says:

      Because I check it out every year!

    21. Linda B says:

      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. 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. 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. Trevor says:

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

    25. Liza says:

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

    26. Erin says:

      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. Zannah says:

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

    28. tvlife says:

      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. Sanaz says:

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

    30. ashlee says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    31. Kirsten says:

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

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

    33. Siobhan says:

      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. Gina says:

      i think i’ve actually read this one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    35. Nilly says:

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

    36. Jen says:

      Still never been, would love to go this weekend!

    37. Lori says:

      I’d like to see Anthony & Cleopatra at BotB to compare it to Liz Taylor and Richard Burton’s movie ๐Ÿ˜€

    38. Erin says:

      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. Charlene says:

      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. Jessica says:

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

    41. missmikomi says:

      Cleopatra is babe sauce ๐Ÿ˜‰

    42. izikavazo says:

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

    43. dayna says:

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

    44. Sherry says:

      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. Jeanie says:

      Would love this!

    46. Brenda says:

      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. Caio says:

      I’d love to watch Shakespeare on the beach!

    48. Alexandra says:

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

    49. Richard says:

      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. DAvid says:

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

    51. Ed says:

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

    52. acey says:

      Dear Miss604,
      I need to expose my husband to some culture. (Too many Hollywood movies turns his brains into mush)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    53. Jessica says:

      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. Karen says:

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

    55. Jenny says:

      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 Lo says:

      What a setting for Shakespeare plays.

    57. aylo says:

      love all your contests. Your blog is amazing.

    58. A H says:

      Time for some culture.

    59. Ari says:

      Love to see Bard on the Beach.

    60. Pet says:

      Great setting for a great play.

    61. Pete says:

      Miss604 keeps me informed of the local events.

    62. Ying says:

      I would take my daughter to see it.

    63. Rose says:

      What a setting for a summer night.

    64. P Lo says:

      Good luck.

    65. PCL says:

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

    66. Anne says:

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

    67. Welby says:

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

    68. Aidan says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™ I would love to go, as I love the open air setting, especially on a beautiful sunny day!

    69. Ranelle says:

      Looks great!

    70. Jeff says:

      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. Lesley says:

      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 Buffie says:

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

    73. Linda says:

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

    74. tillybumblebee says:

      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 Cameron says:

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

    76. Tammy says:

      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. Ceci says:

      Please enter me!

    78. Sharon says:

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

    79. Ann Chou says:

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

    80. Mags says:

      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. Danny says:

      I just love the Bard!

    82. Joyce says:

      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. Andrew says:

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

    84. Christine says:

      I would LOVE to see this ๐Ÿ™‚

    85. Ariane C says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    86. Jan says:

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

    87. Kristin says:

      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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    88. Helena says:

      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. Shannon says:

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

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