During a recent warm summer evening, as dusk settled among the hills and along the Huron River, Shakespeare walked. And I was lucky enough to witness it all. The University of Michigan presented “Shakespeare in the Arb 2014, As You Like It,” an outdoor interpretation where characters run through meadows and down hillsides sorting out their love and angst in front of a few hundred enthralled peasants — us.
Rather than changing the set on stage between each scene the whole production, along with the audience, moved to beautiful new locations within the Arboretum.
And, as the audience moved through the woods or across expanses of meadow carrying their chairs and blankets we often came across characters from the play or were entertained by magical music that floated across the tops of the trees.
I hope you enjoy these photos of the action between scenes.
I hope you enjoyed my evening with Shakespeare. I know I did!