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In Montana, Shakespeare in the Sky
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1449  Monday, 19 July 2004

From:           Richard Burt <
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Date:           Sunday, 18 Jul 2004 09:45:30 -0400
Subject:        In Montana, Shakespeare in the Sky

In Montana, Shakespeare in the Sky
July 18, 2004

BIRNEY, Mont. - On a perfect summer evening, in the middle of what even
many Montanans refer to as the middle of nowhere, ranchers and others
from a hundred miles away or more made their way past this tiny town and
drove half an hour more on a rutted, boulder-studded pink gravel road
that winds through green meadows and pine forests to the top of an
island in the sky called Poker Jim Butte.

It is live theater, Montana style. Not in the round, but on top of the

Sitting in folding chairs, with cold beers and picnic suppers in their
laps, a couple hundred people gathered in early July to watch the
Bozeman-based theater company Montana Shakespeare in the Parks perform
one of the classics: Moli


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