Madison Shakespeare Commemorates 400 Years Since Shakespeare’s Death

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Madison Shakespeare toasted the Bard in style as part of the globalĀ “Shakespeare 400” celebration, marking 400 years since William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.

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The revels started on Friday April 22 atĀ Madison Children’s Museum with Adult Swimmeth. MSC staged two performances for a standing-room-only crowd on the museum rooftop. Classics from An Evening’s Affair 1 and 2, as well as new Macbeth material, were performed for an excited audience. There was even a marriage proposal in the midst of the excitement.

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On Saturday, Madison Shakespeare Company programmed two hours of the 24-hour Vigil in the Woods event hosted by American Players Theatre. In the morning, a small band performed staged readings of mostly new-to-MSC material.

In the afternoon, the cast came together once again, restaging much of the material from Adult Swimmeth under the mid-day sun.