19th century engraving of William Shakespeare
Photo by Andrew Howe
“Richard II” is hitting Palm Beach County for the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 32nd season of Shakespeare by the Sea.
Shakespeare by the Sea is a nonprofit organization started in 1998 to keep Shakespeare’s plays alive. The Shakespeare Festival receives funding via grants, sponsorships and individual donations.
“Richard II,” or “The Life and Death of King Richard the Second,” tells of the final two years of the English king’s life from 1398 to 1400. The historical play delves into the downfall of Richard II and the rise of the first Lancaster king, Henry IV.
This event is for all-ages and is pet-friendly for well-behaved, leashed dogs. Concessions are available at the park, and attendees are welcome to bring food and drink.
The play is free to attend, though $5 donations are suggested. Shows are July 7 to 10 and July 14 to 17 at the Seabreeze Amphitheater in Carlin Park, Jupiter. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., and the performance starts at 8. The outdoor performance is a cultural partnership between the Shakespeare Festival and the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department.
Individuals and businesses can contact Elizabeth Dasiell at firstname.lastname@example.org about sponsoring Shakespeare by the Sea.
Seabreeze Amphitheater is an entertainment facility with room for 2,000 people at 750 S. S.R. A1A.