"Shakespeare in the Park" in Roundup
Monday, July 12th at 6:30 PM
June 30, 2021
Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays, is coming to Roundup. Cymbeline, like The Winter's Tale and The Tempest, is one of Shakespeare ’s genre-defying later plays referred to as romances or tragicomedies. The happy ending of the production distinguishes it from Shakespeare’s earlier histories and tragedies. Though the play emphasizes the danger and power of evil and death, these forces are never victorious, yet loom ever-present in the story.
Set in pre-Christian Britain, there is no obvious source for Cymbeline. The titular king and his two kidnapped sons are quasi-histo...