|Coriolanus, by Soma Orlai Petrich,1869|
Join Raja Yoga Summer Camp tonight at 8 pm in Hawrelak Park for a "Pay-What-You-Will" preview of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival's presentation of Coriolanus!
So... what does a Shakespearean tragedy have to do with yoga?
Umm... haha... good question...
Maybe not much at first glance, but with themes of power and pride, class and character, virtue and action, pride and privilege, past vs. progress and friends vs. enemies, this play brings to my mind the Bhagavad Gita, and practically begs discussion on the Yamas and Niyamas!
Besides, it's going to be a beautiful, warm summer night, perfect for Shakespeare in the park. Hope to see you there!
P.S. The famous (and very yogic!) quote in this post's title is not from Coriolanus. But it is from As You Like It, this year's Freewill Shakespeare Festival comedy!