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Stage directions: open-air theatre

Summer is here, and with it open-air shows ranging from Peter Pan to The Crucible. These performances draw on theatre’s roots

By Michael Coveney   July 2010

Outside the box: Henry VIII at Shakespeare’s Globe

Wadham College, Oxford, was founded 400 years ago—and what better way to celebrate that fact than with a production of Shakespeare’s great 1610 play The Tempest in the college gardens? This is just one event in a teeming outdoor theatre calendar that promises to brighten up the British summer.

It seems that there is nothing we like more than to pack our picnic baskets and brave the elements, either for an opera in a country house or a theatrical favourite in a leafy location such as Regent’s Park (home of the Open…

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