Although the note goes on to assure us that the people who make up Theatre Banshee will continue to create, it is not as clear where this will happen. I also can’t say this is the first time that a well respected theater company has been forced to move because a neighborhood is becoming gentrified due, in great part, to the existence of the very theater company that now can’t afford the rent. — BY PAUL BIRCHALL
Notes from Arden
So, the Forest of Arden in As You Like It is the place where the ex-pats gather, those either cast out from the pomp of court, or self-exiled. If you’re in the arts, if you love the arts, welcome to Arden.
To quote Duke Senior, his dukedom stolen by his brother:
“Sweet are the uses of adversity
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
I would not change it.”
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