4th of July: Time to celebrate Shakespeare!

It’s that time again – fireworks, flags, bar-b-que and… The Bard.

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For some reason, Shakespeare plays abound this holiday weekend – here’s just a sampling:

The Great River Shakespeare Festival is underway in Winona. This year’s festival includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream and King Henry IV, Part 1.

Shakespeare and Company presents its annual outdoor summer fest, featuring King Lear and Comedy of Errors at Century College in White Bear Lake.

Dovetail Theatre Company has come up with a clever idea for a fundraiser – a Shakespeare Smash! “Your favorite characters from the Shakespearean canon fight (to the death?) for the coveted title belt. Richard III vs. Ophelia vs. Iago vs. Joan of Arc. WHO WILL PREVAIL?”

Can’t wait for the weekend? Cromulent Shakespeare Company performs its final productions of Julius Ceasar tonight at Kenwood Park in Minneapolis.

(Editor’s note: Thanks to Nathan Minor for the photoshop help!)

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