Repercution theater is a people’s theater: a much loved tradition in Montreal, which literary brings Shakespeare to about twenty parks through the city over three weeks in late July/early August. As the company’s website reads, the theater’s mission is “[T]o deliver professional, classically based, visually dynamic theater that is accessible to all, regardless of income, culture, language, age or education… reaching new audiences and inspiring in them, a lifelong love of theater.”
Each year one of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies is chosen and played out in makeshift stages and the “back-scene” tents, while players with full customs and makeup sometimes deliberately modify parts of the script and make it even funnier. They also fool around and interact with audience before, during and after the show. Read the rest of this entry »
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