North America’s Summer Shakespeare Festivals (2009)
1. Shakespeare by the Sea
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
[Editor’s Note: This festival recommendation comes to us from blogger Kimberly Walsh.]
Set within Halifax’s historic Point Pleasant Park, Shakespeare by the Sea offers a unique extension to the cultural scene in the city. Now in its sixteenth season, the troupe has been performing the bard’s tales among historic military buildings. All the shows take place at the Cambridge Battery, the ruins of which make for a fine backdrop for the productions.