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Arty farts will love this! I’m giving away free tickets here too! THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: Shakespeare in Fort Canning Park

21 April, 2014

Shakespeare is a strange and funny man. He’s come up with so many priceless moments and classic quotes.

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

If music be the food of love, play on.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.

What language is this? Do you think Shakespeare has no swag? He invented the word.

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This crazy yet legendary writer invented 1700 words! He apparently coined the words “advertising”, “critic”, “gossip” and even “swagger”.

Shakespeare didn’t invent memes, but if he was still alive, I’m sure he would appreciate some.

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Whether or not you’re familiar with Shakespeare and his plays (or you prefer shows like Twilight), there is love in a hopeless place because Shakespeare in the Park is so much fun for everyone. It’s easy to relive this little bit of romantic history thanks to MasterCard, the official card of the Singapore Repertory Theatre. I remember the memories of when my friends and I brought a picnic mat, pasta, wine, cupcakes and good times to the Twelfth Night performance in Shakespeare in the Park, which had stellar performances from local actors Shane Mardjuki, Keagan Kang and Adrian Pang!

Even though most of us were didn’t remember the full story (we may or may not have properly studied in Secondary school), we still enjoyed the wonderful acting, beautiful art-in-the-park atmosphere and jokes under the twinkle of stars. Shakespeare in the Park is a fun filled frolic for both literature-lovers… or if you want a lazy weekend outing.

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I’m so ready to do this all over again. Make it a fun activity with friends or a special date, and grab a picnic basket! There’s nothing like a magical setting of Shakespeare in the Park, and The Merchant of Venice will bring to life Shylock, one of Shakespeare’s most sympathetic villains, and the quick-witted
Portia in their pursuit of justice and mercy. Splendid acting in tragedy and laughter will ensue at one of Singapore’s most successful cultural events, so get your tickets at $45 each before they sell out and MasterCard holders enjoy a privileged 10% off.

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE – ALL THAT GLISTERS IS NOT GOLD
Previews: Wednesday 30th April and Thursday 1st May
Performances: Friday 2nd May to Sunday 25th May 2014
Prices: From $45 (student and group concessions available. MasterCard holders 10% off.)
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Ticketing: SISTIC at 6348 5555 or www.sistic.com.sg

CLICK HERE for more information on this magical event.

“It is a terrific story with fascinating characters. We fear what is different and
prejudice is born in that fear. It also has the gripping aspects of a love story
coupled with a courtroom drama. It is comedy with tragic elements woven in. It
makes for a gripping night of theatre in the park,” says director Bruce Guthrie about
this, the third Shakespeare in the Park production he will be directing for SRT.


SHARE THIS PRICELESS MOMENT WITH ME! I’M GIVING AWAY 3 PAIRS OF TICKETS TO MERCHANT OF VENICE FOR THE PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY 4 MAY!

Comment here with YOUR best version of a Shakespeare quote (make it swag!) #PricelessSG or even just tell me your favourite quote by Shakespeare.

AFTER COMMENTING, PLEASE EMAIL ME your full name and mobile number to loveyouwrongtime@gmail.com.

CONTEST ENDS WED 23 APRIL MIDNIGHT AND I WILL CONTACT 3 WINNERS AFTER THAT.

—UPDATE: Thank you to all the people who participated via Facebook, this blog, and Instagram. Congratulations to Charmaine, Barry, and Evangeline for winning a pair of tickets each. Thank you everyone else for participating! —

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