Sunday August 12, 2007 / 8:00pm"Shakespeare in the Cemetery" Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
How was your experience?
Hollywood Forever is a beautiful cemetary.I prepared a feast of a picnic. We arrived early and got a front row patch of grass so we were right with the actors on the rolling green. It felt as though we were in the king's court viewing the play as it would have been viewed back in Shakespear's day: eating, drinking, lounging, and interacting with the actors. The actors did a fantastic job of using the huge open space available to them. It was easy to see, and hear the actors, and their performance was funny and well acted. It was a little strange to be so indulgent in a cemetary. I felt like perhaps there was too much folly for such a somber environment, but I got over that feeling quickly and enjoyed the living among the dead.