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Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It

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A few of us got a chance to see the fantastic Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It last week, a highlight of the 50th anniversary of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. 

Of all the Shakespeare productions I've seen, none have been quite so consistently amazing. This isn't one of those showcase productions, where the Delacorte hosts one or two big-name stars and the rest of the actors try not to stop on their toes. This is an ensemble production in the best sense: every actor had their own uniqueness to bring to this notoriously convoluted tale of both the hardships and the joys of love. Lily Rabe of course was amazing as the enamored yet conflicted Rosalind (and her cross-dressing alter-ego Ganymede) who pursues the honest Orlando in the forest of Adern. But their love story depends on the lesser love stories going on behind them. Maybe most entertaining was the shepherd Silvius (Will Rogers) and his fickle love Phoebe (Susannah Flood), who deliver Shakespear…

This weekend: Shelley's Ghost at the NYPL and Mermaids at Coney Island

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The NYPL is currently exhibiting manuscripts, books and relics belonging to Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley. There are only a few days left before the show ends so catch it before Sunday. Visit their website here.

Have nothing to do this Saturday? Well, June 23 marks the 30th anniversary of Coney Island's Mermaid Parade. It's considered the largest art parade in the US so don't miss out!

OTR Issue 51 launching in the Fall

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The Olivetree Review Issue 51 is due to be released in September of 2012. Check back here for updates, and have a great summer!