The Winter's Tale
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Lily Ann Green
The Tower Theatre
performing in Paris at the Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan, Bois de Boulogne
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Hidden in the Bois de Boulogne, in the Pré Catalan garden, the Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare is one of the most beautiful open-air theatres in the world. The audience sits on a large lawn around which are planted the flowers, trees and plants which are mentioned in five of Shakespeare's plays. Each year since 1992 the Tower Theatre Company has performed Shakespeare in this delightful setting.
In 2018, our 27th year in Paris, the Tower Theatre Company is performing The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's classic romantic and
magical tale of jealousy and love versus duty. King Leontes suddenly, and with little cause, suspects his wife Hermione of having an affair with his best friend
King Polixenes of Bohemia and that his newborn daughter is not his and orders the child to be killed.
The role of Hermione is often thought to be one of the greatest Shakespearean female roles, as she calmly and intelligently speaks up and fights for her own honour rather than letting a man speak for her.
Fast forward 16 years and Polixenes' son is in love with a beautiful shepherdess (or is she?). In order to marry without his father's consent, they run away and seek Leontes' help.
The play is funny, romantic and often sad but (spoiler alert!) it all works out magically in the end.
The play will be presented in English with French sub-titles.
The performances at noon on Tuesday 5th June and Thursday 7th June are aimed particularly at students and school parties.