What’s Wales Got To Do with It? Where In The World is Milford Haven? Milford Haven is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Although there is evidence that Romans used the waterway as a base for their patrol ships around Cardiff, it was the Vikings who made the area what it is. From the 9th-11th century, […]
Where Did Cymbeline’s Wager Story Come From? Deanalís Arocho Resto*, Mayou Roffé, Brian Herndon*, Nathaniel Andalis* in San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s 2023 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Cymbeline. (*Member Actors’ Equity Association / Photo: Neal Ormond) The Wager Story After Posthumus is banished from Britain and away from his wife Imogen, he gets […]
Free Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline’s History and Politics This blog is part of a series of historically researched posts by our summer Literary Intern Jolie Ouyang. Roman Britain While our play takes place in a “fantastical world” where Britain is under the control of the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, it was Claudius who invaded […]
SF Shakes chats with Maryssa Wanlass, Director of Free Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline, Summer 2023.
SF Shakes chats with Maryssa Wanlass, Director of Free Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline, Summer 2023. Maryssa is a long time Resident Artist with SF Shakes and Program Manager for Shakespeare For All Neighbors. Maryssa is also an actor, director, and educator, with an emphasis on social justice and classical theatre. Wanlass has appeared on […]