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Monday, July 05, 2010

Richard III

Kentucky Shakespeare is presenting "Richard III" in Louisville's Central Park for the next week or so. Several days ago, my spouse and I attended the performance and it was very good. This year, they are also serving (Shakes)beer and wine!

The actor (Brian Hinds) playing Richard III is particularly impressive. Shakespeare made the character a diabolical villain, but wickedly funny at times. Hinds brings him to life.

While it's seemingly too hot in Louisville to think about a "winter of our discontent," pick a mild evening and check out the show. The production is free -- and the play even features a real horse. Stick around until the end and you'll learn whether Richard is able to pull off a lopsided trade involving that steed.

Hint: There's a lot of talk about despair and death.

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