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Evening at Pops; Brush Up Your Shakespeare


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Evening at Pops
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
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Taped shows of the Boston Pops. First telecast on WGBH in June 1957; Arthur Fiedler conducting at MIT Kresge Auditorium. Premiered nationally July 5, 1970, performances at Symphony Hall. Series release date: 1970

Program Description

Artistic director Tina Packer of Shakespeare and Company joins forces with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra for an evening of passion and romance exploring the music inspired by the Bard. Audiences will have the opportunity to see performances of scenes from Shakespeare's plays, followed by the music they inspired, including Verdis "Otello," Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream" and Bernstein's "West Side Story."



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Broadcast program

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Performance for a Live Audience
Dangel, Susan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening at Pops; Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” 06/07/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F3983A424AD451EAF19808CE12A52D3.
MLA: “Evening at Pops; Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” 06/07/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F3983A424AD451EAF19808CE12A52D3>.
APA: Evening at Pops; Brush Up Your Shakespeare. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F3983A424AD451EAF19808CE12A52D3
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