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Shakespeare Festival 

When: Thu., Jan. 3, 11 a.m. 2013
Phone: 727-892-3337
We’re encouraged to see more and more projects that shore up our collective genius and say “Take that!” to South Tampa socialites and Tommy Bahamas krewes. Who better to outwit the devotees of a fictional pirate than the world’s 400-year-old master of words and ideas? The Shakespeare Festival nobly attempts to bring literature’s most famous scribe to the masses and unites The Florida Orchestra, American Stage Theatre Company, The Dali Museum, The Mahaffey Theater, The Studio@620, St. Petersburg College School of Music, Sunscreen Film Festival and the University of South Florida School of Music. On Jan. 5, you can see Scotland, PA, a darkly comic and contemporary retelling of Macbeth set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Billy Morrissette directs the 2001 film starring James LeGros, Maura Tierney and Christopher Walken. (1 p.m., the Dali Museum, free). Other Shakespeare-inspired movies in the series include Claire Danes’ and Leo DiCaprio’s Romeo+Juliet, Prospero’s Books and Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead (starring Tim Roth and Gary Oldman, who’s pictured here). On Thurs., Jan. 10, choral students from St. Petersburg College College of Music perform music and words from the Bard’s plays in Shakespeare in Song, and on Jan. 23, the Studio@620 and The Florida Orchestra present An Intimate Collaboration: All The World’s A Stage. We’re told that the event includes not only music but clowns (!) and other miscellaneous performers, monologues and readings. ($10, 7 p.m., Studio@620) There’s much more. Visit floridaorchestra.org for schedule and other details. —Julie Garisto

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