Murray – Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, As You Like It
Lovers, warriors, plots, disguises
laughter, drama, death
Shakespeare in the park
amidst cyclists, joggers, people walking dogs
nannies pushing baby strollers
audience in green space, on lawn chairs
lolling about on blankets
in parks with names
like Fairy Lake,and Withrow
Romantic sounding locations
perfect for mid-week entertainment
wakes up the grey matter.

Listen, follow the poetry of the lines
as we munch our picnic
cheese, cherries, baguette
a hearty sandwich for my sweetheart
Didn’t dare to smuggle in a merlot.
The actors – seasoned players
full of youthful exuberance
I love this pay-what-you-can idea
affordable theatre for the masses
like the olden days at The Globe
The bard would have been proud.


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