"Brush up your Shakespeare," the mobsters in Kiss Me Kate once told us. "Start quoting him now. Brush up your Shakespeare, and the women you will wow." An ambitious joint effort by numerous local arts groups will do just that, bringing a collaborative Shakespeare Festival Jan. 3-26 to celebrate the Bard's influence across the arts. The festival will include two orchestra programs, five Shakespeare-inspired films, an art exhibit, dramatic readings, Shakespeare in song, excerpts from plays and other events. Participants include the Florida Orchestra, American Stage Theatre Company, the Dali Museum, the Mahaffey Theater, Studio@620, St. Petersburg College School of Music, Sunscreen Film Festival and the University of South Florida School of Music. For a roundup of all the events go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.
Ambitious bay area Shakespeare Festival will celebrate across the arts
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