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Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe

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The Old Globe's 2013 Shakespeare Festival celebrated its opening night on July 2, 2013 in San Diego. Scroll down for photos of the casts of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD!

June 2 - Sept. 29, 2013

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ian Talbot

Fall under the spell of Shakespeare's most joyful and popular comedy. Filled with magic, humor, music and spectacle, the merriment unfolds in anenchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest dreams. With a magic potionthat grants love at first sight, anything can, and does, happen!

June 9 - Sept. 28, 2013

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adrian Noble

Shakespeare's unforgettable tale of mercy and justice, generosity and greed. After years of persecution for his Jewish faith, Shylock finally gets his chancefor revenge. The merchant Antonio cannot pay his debt, and Shylock demands his due: a pound of flesh. To save Antonio's life, the resourceful Portia musttriumph in the courtroom -- but at what cost? The Merchant of Venice weaves together humor and pathos in a spellbinding, suspenseful drama.

June 16 - Sept. 26, 2013

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Adrian Noble

Fast-paced and irresistibly funny, Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning farce turns Shakespeare's Hamlet inside out. Two clowns wake up one morning todiscover that they are minor characters in the greatest tragedy ever written. As the story of Hamlet plays out all around them, they struggle to figure outwhat is happening, what it all means and whether they can escape their ultimate fate.

Photo Credit: Doug Gates

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
Lucas Hall, Krystel Lucas and Jay Whittaker, the fairies of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
John Lavelle and Jay Whittaker, the title leads of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
Miles Anderson, Krystel Lucas and Donald Carrier, the stars of The Merchant of Venice

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
Actor Krystel Lucas

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
Actor Jay Whittaker

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
Adam Gerber, Winslow Corbett, Nic Few and Ryman Sneed, the four lovers of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
Jay Whittaker, Sherman Howard and John Lavelle, the stars of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Photos: 2013 Shakespeare Festival Casts Celebrate Opening Night at The Old Globe
Actors Winslow Corbett and Ryman Sneed


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