A Passion for Love, and for Theatre

  • Michelle LaFlamme University of the Fraser Valley


Michelle LaFlamme’s Production Notice of the Bard on the Beach production of Shakespeare in Love offers a celebratory description of the “performativity of gender” in this “re-historicized” romp into Will Shakespeare’s writing career. With the play’s fictional representation of Shakespeare’s love—for his theatre and the young aristocrat who inspires his creativity—Shakespeare in Love demonstrates a cultural need for historical backstories that add human fallibility to Shakespeare’s character that both humanize and democratize in equal measure.

Bard on the Beach production still from 2019 Shakespeare in Love
Production Notices