Video: Heavy Fire Destroys the Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, CT

Video of heavy fire conditions at the Shakespeare Theatre Fire in Stratford, CT.  The video was posted by FIREGROUNDIMAGES.  A little history on the Shakespeare Theatre is below, followed of description of the video by FIREGROUNDIMAGES.  

Wikipedia – “The American Shakespeare Theatre was a theater company based in Stratford, Connecticut, United States. It was formed in the early 1950s by Lawrence Langner, Lincoln Kirstein, John Percy Burrell and philanthropist Joseph Verner Reed. The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre was constructed and the program opened on July 12, 1955 with Julius Caesar.[1] The theater building burned to the ground on January 13, 2019.[2]

Plays were produced at the Festival Theatre in Stratford from 1955 until the company ceased operations in the mid-1980s.[3] The company focused on American interpretations of William Shakespeare‘s plays, but occasionally produced plays by other playwrights. It was the home of the American Shakespeare Festival.[4]

The last full season of the festival as a producing organization was 1982.[1] The last production on the theater stage was a one-person show of The Tempest in September 1989.[1] Ongoing efforts include plans to raise money to renovate the Theatre itself.”…Continue Reading Here

“Shakespeare Theatre Fire (Stratford, CT) 1/13/19 For details and full gallery of images from this incident, visit: COMING SOON TO FIREGROUNDIMAGES.COM”

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