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Video of Shakespeare at the Beach in Long Beach California



Video of Shakespeare Festival in Long Beach, Calif.


Shakespeare outdoor performances are especially enjoyable in Southern California, and specifically at the beach. Performed by the Long Beach Shakespeare Theater, youu'll discover that Shakespeare can be lots of fun when performed outdoors in the spectacular Long Beach climate.


The surroundings are fantastic and the actors are great.  The minor problem in the location (Aquarium of the Pacific at Rainbow Harbor), is the sounds that the actors must compete with, such as loudspeaker announcements that tour boats are leaving. If you can get beyond the annoyance, you're in for a treat.


Long Beach annually offers a Sea Festival, and a Shakespeare events is part of the celebration. Performances of several Shakespeare plays delight audiences who bring lawn chairs, beach towels and blankets to sit on the grass lawn at the world class aquarium / museum.  


For two hours you can be entertained with song, dance, sword fights and romance and kisses in plays such as "Romeo and Juliet," about a teenage couple who fall madly in love.


The Shakespeare plays occur Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 6 p.m. and they run to mid-August. Admission is free and guests are welcome to bring baskets with food to munch on.  lbshakespeare.org