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Monday, August 15, 2011

SL ARTS & LITERATURE: Shakespeare Goes Tropical!

Just when you thought that the summer’s theatrical offerings on the grid had come to a conclusion, here’s once last chance to experience some great performances in that fine old tradition of the outdoor summer production.  Fruit Island Events, The Seanchai Library, and the StoryFest Events group will present Bard on the Virtual Beach in two different performances, Saturday August 20th at 3:00pm and Sunday, August 21st at Noon.

Bard on the Virtual Beach will feature selections from a wide array of works from the Shakespearean Canon, including: TAMING OF THE SHREW, JULIUS CAESAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TEMPEST, HAMLET, MACBETH, HENRY V, KING LEAR and more!  A cast of virtual performers from around the grid, some of whom never appear together under other circumstances, will join together at the Fruit Island’s Mango Beach for this festival event. 

Two 90 minute performances, Saturday & Sunday, will present unique programs of the works of the Bard of Avon.  See one!  See both!  Then join an Elizabethan Ball after Sunday’s performance has concluded featuring DJ AutoPilotPatty Poppy from Radio Reil with Elizabethan music at the Mango Yacht Club at 2pm.

Performances will include:
  • Ada Radius & Corwyn Allen ~ A Selection from HAMLET 
  • Ada Radius & Kayden O'Connell ~ A Selection from A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM  
  • Aoife Lorefield ~ Selections of "Viola" speeches from TWELFTH NIGHT and Sonnets TBA
  • Bear Silvershade & Derry McMahon ~ Selected Beatrice & Benedict scenes from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
  • Caledonia Skytower ~ Three of the seven great speeches from HAMLET
  • Caliban Jigsaw ~ "Antony" from JULIUS CAESAR, "Glouster" from HENRY VI - Part 3, "Richard" from KING RICHARD THE THIRD
  • Corwyn Allen ~ Three selections from HENRY V
  • Corwyn Allen & Lailu Loon ~ Act I, Scene 2 AS YOU LIKE IT
  • Corwyn Allen & Marian Dragovar ~ Act I, Scene 2 THE TEMPEST
  • Crap Mariner ~ 100W Shakespeare-related Stories, The Three Witches speech from MACBETH as a monologue
  • Crap Mariner & Aoife Lorefield ~ Act II, Scene 1 from TWELFTH NIGHT
  • Dolgoruky "Dolgo" Umarov ~ Speeches from KING LEAR, Act III & Act IV
  • Kayden O'Connell & Caledonia Skytower ~ Act I, Scn 7 MACBETH, and Act I, Scn 2 KING RICHARD THE THIRD
  • Klannex Northmead ~ Selection of Sonnets
  • Ludo Merit ~ Selections of "Katharina" from TAMING OF THE SHREW
  • Pipsqueak Albatross ~ Mark Antony's Eulogy speech from JULIUS CAESAR
  • Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower ~ Selections from ROMEO & JULIET

The exact schedule and selections will be finalized this week.  For more information, the schedule (posted on Thursday) and more about the participating performers, visit

Schedule subject for change at the last minute for no particular reason – cause “stuff” happens even in the virtual world!

Mango Beach Festival Site

Mango Yacht Club for Sunday’s Elizabethan Ball!

Photo of the Festival Stage Courtesy of Bear Silvershade

About attending performances in SL:
  • Lag is no one’s friend.  It’s best to wear as few HUDS, Scripted items, and elaborate hair as possible to better enjoy the performance (though you do have to be clothed) – leave the bling and the 2000 prim hairdo in your inventory and come clad as simply as possible, the better to contribute to everyone’s enjoyment of the performance. 
  • These performances will be in voice, so have it enabled when you arrive so you can hear (but your microphone off please).  The volume of individual performers can be controlled on your active speaker list.  You might want to know where that is in your viewer before you arrive.
  • Audio gestures and sounds that are not part of the performance while the performance is in progress are considered rude in both the real and virtual worlds.
  • Appropriate applause, and sharing your enjoyment of the performances in typed local chat are not considered rude in most venues, including at Bard on the Virtual Beach.

~Caledonia Skytower, Reporting
“Any ink is good ink, even if it is virtual.”


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