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Antony and Cleopatra - Shakespeare at the Rose

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The Rose Theatre at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

300 East Crystal Lake Road

Twin Lake, MI 49457

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The plot follows the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Antony from the time of the Sicilian revolt to Cleopatra's suicide during the Final War of the Roman Republic. The major antagonist is Octavius Caesar, one of Antony's fellow triumvirs of the Second Triumvirate and the first emperor of the Roman Empire. The tragedy is mainly set in Rome and Egypt and is characterized by swift shifts in geographical location and linguistic register as it alternates between sensual, imaginative Alexandria and a more pragmatic, austere Rome.

Many consider Shakespeare's Cleopatra, whom Enobarbus describes as having "infinite variety", as one of the most complex and fully developed female characters in the playwright's body of work.

In the event of inclement weather the play will take place in the Miller Theater located immediately behind the Rose Theater.

ABOUT THE ROSE

In 2010, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp completed construction on The Rose, a replica Elizabethan Theater. The Rose, named for one of London's first theaters of the Elizabethan period (circa 1587), is a synthesis of various popular 16th century English theaters. Its design is based upon surviving sketches and documents from that period. Blue Lake's Rose is one of only a handful of Elizabethan replicas around the world. At approximately 1/2 the size of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London, The Rose has a traditional thrust stage, a Juliet balcony, seating for approximately 600 in two galleries, plus the yard in front of the stage that can hold up to 150 groundlings. The theater is completely authentic with no electricity or indoor plumbing, save an emergency sprinkler system. Pigeon Creek is the only company which gives public performances in the Rose, which is most frequently in use by the campers who attend the Blue Lake Fine Arts camp throughout the summer.

Pigeon Creek first performed at the Rose in the summer of 2012, and has now formed a regular partnership with Blue LakePublic Radio to offer a summer Shakespeare series each year. Ticket revenue from the Rose performances benefits - WBLV 90.3 & WBLU 88.9 - Blue Lake Public Radio. The Rose is used primarily for the instruction of middle school and high school level campers throughout the summer. Pigeon Creek's open to the public performances offer West Michigan audiences the very rare opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s plays performed in the theatre architecture from the Bard’s own time period.

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300 East Crystal Lake Road

Twin Lake, MI 49457

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