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Holy Shakespeare’s Birthday!


Okay, I’m not the world’s biggest Shakespeare fan. In fact, I’m probably every English Literature professor’s nightmare, as I will admit to dodging the Bard’s opus throughout my university career, mostly in the name of saving money (those giant compendiums of his work with the onion-skin pages are PRICEY!). But if you’re looking for an Elizabethan good time this weekend, you’ll have to check this out:

Shakespeare’s 448th Birthday Party at Richard Garriott’s Castle.

Yes, you read that right. Austin’s got its own castle, and it’s owned by game developer Richard Garriott. He’s hosting the party, on the shores of Lake Austin, to support Shakespeare in the Park productions and Austin Shakespeare (the company that produces the free performances).

There’s going to be a fort, a pirate ship, Shakespearean scene performances, live music, scavenger hunts, games, crafts, fencing, bocce ball, food, beverages and birthday cake. YOWZA!

If you just want to make it in time for cake, hit ’em up at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12, and free admission for children 2 and under.

Shakespeare’s Birthday Party is happening at 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive this Saturday, April 21 from noon to 4 p.m. so be there or be a pribbling dread-bolted knave! (P.S. Don’t forget to brush up on your Shakespearean Insult Generator to talk the talk, my cock of the walk.)

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