Friday, March 20, 2015

GROUND-BREAKING PRODUCTION OF “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE” BY THE BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE FACTORY!

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
By William Shakespeare

IN ORIGINAL PRONUNCIATION—
AS SHAKESPEARE’S AUDIENCE WOULD HAVE HEARD IT!

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) presents the world's first modern production of "The Merchant of Venice" in Original Pronunciation (OP). Come see this controversial, comedic, and touching show - and hear it the way it would have sounded to William Shakespeare himself

WHEN:  MARCH 27 - APRIL 25, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 4 PM, (No show Easter Sunday). Pre-show entertainment begins 30 minutes before curtain
WHERE: The Great Hall at St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore
Get your tickets here:
opmov.brownpapertickets.com

Free Saturday Pre-Show Lecture Series at 7 PM
March 28 - Ben Crystal, Actor/Author/OP Consultant
April 4 - Tom Delise, BSF Artistic Director
April 11 - Dr. Robert S. Miola, Professor, Loyola University

Special Performance at Boordy Vineyard
Friday, May 8, at 7:30 PM
Call 410-592-5015 to reserve seats

For more information about this unique #opmov production, check out shakespearefactory.org or follow along "behind the scenes" at our Adventures in Original Pronunciation Tumblr at baltimoreshakespearefactory.tumblr.com

Q: Will I be able to understand Original Pronunciation?

A: Yes! We promise. It may take your ears a few minutes to adjust, but it will simply sound like an accent—not like a foreign language. And it's our job to make sure you understand every word.

There is something about working our way back to Shakespeare, rather than dragging him into the 21st century... It is quite exciting to listen to an accent that is over 400 years old. ~ Ben Crystal