On Tuesday we looked at one of my favorite outdoor Shakespeare performance anecdotes, Squirrel Butt Romeo. Actor and fight director Geoffrey Kent (currently appearing at the American Shakespeare Center as Antony, Antony, and some other guy who is not Antony) has so far been the closest to unseating Squirrel Butt Romeo, with this spectacular trainwreck:
This is one case in which I feel the comic cannot capture the absurdity of the actual event. Anyways, things apparently got weirder after that:
Considering the invlosed trap then caused Claudius to keep stomping on it while speaking to Laertes about his love for his sister? And the sword fight in the now teeter totter. It just. Keeps. Giving.— Geoffrey Kent (@fightguy) June 4, 2019
So… do you have an outdoor Shakespeare anecdote that can beat that?