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The Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park... is a burgeoning group of individuals interested in studying and performing the works of William Shakespeare in the newly created Meadow Amphitheatre, located in Southampton's Tamanend Park at 1255 Second Street Pike in Southampton, Pennsylvania.
The stage and associated programs have been developing since it's inception in 2008.
This year has brought about two new programs, which are both now taking place.
"Cinema Under the Stars" presents a selection of films, predominately Shakespearean in nature, but interspersed with classic and musical theatre oriented films. The films are shown on alternating Saturday nights at dusk. A schedule may be seen at www.cinemaunderthestars.blogspot.com.
Also new this year is "Shakespeare for Kids" taking place from August 17th thru the 19 with a performance by the kids on Thursday evening at the stage. Further information on this and other programs may be found at www.shakespeareanjournal.blogspot.com.
Area Shakespeareans are invited to present material during the fall time-slot which is dubbed "Autumn Leaves: Performance Festival". It is hoped that this time-slot at The Meadow Amphitheatre will grow to become a week-long festival of theatre arts. The performances take place on the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. The program remains "Scenes & Music" and any person or organization wishing to present Shakespearean material is welcomed.
This years performance time-slot is kicked off by a showing of the full text version of Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet" at the Southampton Library on Saturday, September 25th at 1:00 pm.
The stage performances will begin on Sunday the 26th. The material to be presented is still developing.
The Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park meets on Saturdays & Sundays from 2-4 pm at the stage in Tamanend Park.