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 Shakespeare and Me






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The story of a life in Shakespeare's theatre.


The Guildford Opera Company team Verdi up with The Bard
Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th November

At The Electric Theatre

"Then news went round that he was writing his last play, and that it was going to be the best ever with tragedy, comedy, magic and history (or at least mythology), and a bear. He called it 'The Winters Tale', and a right winters tale it was too. Burbage played Leontes, the insanely jealous king, whilst I played a bear - I'd been with the company for fifteen years, and there I was, in Will Shakespeare's farewell to the London Stage, dressed up in a flea-ridden bear skin, trying to bring about the fatuous stage direction 'Exit Antigonus, pursued by a bear' . . ."