Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?! Who knows! But Shakespeare will set stage among the roses… and the irises… and the flower maples… as The Shakespeare Theatre Company, in partnership with the U.S. Botanic Garden, presents Escape to the Forest of Arden (from the gardens to your 4G).
An examination of nature through the lens of William Shakespeare’s writing, this unique podcast takes participants on a journey through the U.S. Botanic Garden using Shakespeare’s poetry, performed by some of DC’s finest actors. Hear Romeo call to his love from between the greenhouse’s branches, journey through a fern-filled primeval forest with the fairies of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, remember Ophelia’s watery reflection amidst the flowers she adored, and challenge your imagination without leaving the boundaries of the National Mall.
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