Something Wicked This Way Comes
Camp Shakespeare takes on the Scottish Play.
Posted: July 2, 2012
The three weird sisters of Shakespeare’s Macbeth will be visiting the Fayette community on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at the Winedale theater barn, preparing a tasty cauldron of toads, lizard’s legs and finney snakes to serve the audience as the haunting tale of ambition unfolds.
Shakespeare’s famous “Tragedie of Macbeth”—required reading for high school students-- will be performed by participants attending Camp Shakespeare on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the program. The witches will serve up the tale on three occasions. On Thursday, July 12, at the Crystal Theater at 3:30 p.m., in Gonzales, Texas. sponsored by the Boards of Directors at the Crystal Theater and the Gonzales Youth Association and on Friday evening, July 13, at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 14, at 1:00 p.m. in the Theater Barn at Winedale. Admission is $5.00. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.
The “Tragedie of Macbeth,” performed for the first time in 1610, attracted the attention not only of the clergy and of one Reginald Scot, who attacked belief in the supernatural and witches in his “Discoverie of Witchcraft,” but also of King James, whose tract on “Demonologie” condemned the practices of witches. For both, these were not imaginary creatures, but real.
Jim (Doc) Ayres, Director of Camp Shakespeare and Founding Director of the University of Texas Shakespeare at Winedale festival, invites everyone to bring something to toss into the bubbling cauldron or a charm to ward off the spell.