Sunday, October 10, 2010
Hamlet on Alcatraz. Seriously.
From just a few rows back, I've watched Sir Derek Jacobi perform Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford.
I've been to Shakespeare's grave and memorial statue at "Poet's Corner."
In high school, I acted in two Shakespeare plays.
As an undergrad, I took 2 Shakespeare-only literature classes.
However, yesterday on Alcatraz Island, I had my most meaningful Shakespeare experience yet. Without a doubt. Not even close. I'm glad to have played a minor role in kickstarting it. (By the way, go kickstart something yourself.)
Running around with a thrilled Sam, seeing Hamlet with all its complexities performed by the We Players on a National Park of a dying prison on a perfect warm evening is beyond description. [UPDATE, not completely beyond.] I'll let a couple pictures try to give you an idea:
I would tell you to get tickets. But they are booked. You can show-up at Pier 33 and try to get on the waiting list... Otherwise - support We Players and watch what they do next.
at 2:52 PM