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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Shakespeare on the Square 2008
Shakespear on the SquareJuly 25, 2008 - Shakespeare on the Square is back!

Enjoy an entertaining evening of the various writings of the Bard, presented in Market Square by the Tennessee Stage Company.

An old blanket or lawn chair is all you need to view the free performances under the stars. Donations of $5.00 are always welcome.


Love's Labors Lost

DATES: July 17, 19, 25, 27, 31; August 2, 8, 10, 14, 16; 7:00 pm nightly

Directed by Tom Parkhill

The King Of Navarre and his three most loyal friends take a vow to shut themselves away from the world and the distracting company of women for three years to devote their time to study. Enter the gorgeous Princess of France and her three beautiful and charming ladies in waiting. How long can the young men keep their vows when they are tempted by such beauty, charm and intelligence? Watch men melt with love, deny all shortcomings and make complete fools of themselves at the hands of some very smart women. “They have been at a great feast of language and stolen the scraps…"

Merchant of Venice

DATES: July 18, 20, 24, 26; August 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17; 7:00 pm nightly

Directed by Michael Golebiewshi

Merchant of Venice
Merchant of Venice - July 24, 2008 at Market Square
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, The Merchant of Venice is a dark comedy and a timeless exploration of greed, racism, and the abuse of power. Antonio, a merchant of Venice, needs ready cash to help his young friend court a beautiful and rich young woman. He goes to Shylock, a Jewish money lender who offers him a strange bargain. He will lend him the money but his collateral is a pound of Antonio’s flesh! When the note comes due, Shylock demands his pound of flesh in one of the theatre’s most renowned and tension-filled courtroom scenes. “The quality of mercy is not strained…”
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