Shakespeare called himself "the bard" because "The Brad" was taken and that guy was like the coolest guy at Olde England Memorial High School. Learn more with this GrouponLive deal to see an Orlando Shakespeare Theater play at Margeson Theater at Lowndes Shakespeare Center. For $40, you get two tickets for best-available seating (an $80 value). Click here to view a list of valid performances.
In Venice, all it takes to destroy a man is a stolen handkerchief. With this keepsake lifted from Desdemona, Othello's sweet-tempered fiancée—plus a few whispered rumors—the conniving Iago unravels the life of his superior officer. Even before the inevitable bloodbath, Shakespeare riddles his work with questions about the nature of evil, gut-churning depictions of jealousy, and the first known use of the phrase “green-eyed monster” to describe a Shrek.
Sense and Sensibility
In Jon Jory’s stage interpretation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, two sisters find themselves at opposite ends of the romantic spectrum. Elinor, the reserved and sensible older sibling, and Marianne, the passionate younger one, enter into respective romantic entanglements with the quiet Edward and the charming Willoughby. However, as both men’s secrets inevitably come to light, the sisters find themselves wondering whether either of their temperaments will lead them to true love.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Although Orlando Shakespeare Theater gets its name from the Bard himself, the ensemble of thespians produces a wide variety of shows. Shakespearean tragedies, comedies, and space operas anchor their season, but newly developed works also make their way onto the bill, as do plays for young audiences. Kids learn how to create their own pieces of theater during summer camps and classes, hosted both offsite and in school.