The World-Famous Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Is Coming to Manila in September

You can never go wrong with these classics.

( It's almost impossible to not know anything about William Shakespeare. Even just the sound of his name would create images of verses upon verses of Old English prose, theatrical performances, and scenery from centuries past. From September 17 to 22, the award-winning Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre—Europe's first-ever pop-up Shakespearean theater—is coming to The Theatre at Solaire in Parañaque City to bring us The Bard’s Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Macbeth, which was first performed in 1606, is a tragedy that follows a brave Scottish general named Macbeth. After receiving a prophecy that he will one day become King of Scotland, he murders King Duncan, takes the throne, and becomes a tyrannical ruler.

William Shakespeare's Macbeth explores the psychological effects of ambition and greediness.

It was inspired by historic accounts about Duncan, King of Scotland from 1034 to 1040; and Macbeth, King of Scots from 1040 until his death in 1057.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, on the other hand, is a fantastical tale involving love, jealousy, and some very mischievous fairies. The comedy, written in 1595, follows four plot lines—all connected by the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and Hippolyta of the Amazons. Incredibly whimsical, it is set simultaneously in the woodland and the Fairyland.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream has the most fantastical characters.
PHOTO BY Shakespeare's Rose Theater

It also has fairy servants and a mischievous sprite with magical powers.

The famous Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre first made its appearance in the city of York in the United Kingdom in 2018. The company created their own 13-sided Elizabethan theater that's reminiscent of the London Rose Playhouse built in 1587. They’re lauded not only for the performance, but also for the environment they have created for theatergoers. They're coming straight to the Philippines for their international debut.

Macbeth runs on September 17 and 19, 7:30 p.m.; September 21, 2:30 p.m.; and September 22, 6:30 p.m.; while A Midsummer Night's Dream runs on September 18, 20, and 21, 7:30 p.m.; September 19, 2:30 p.m.; and September 22, 1:30 p.m at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, 1 Aseana Avenue, Parañaque City. Tickets, priced from P1,000 to P6,000, are available through Ticketworld.

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