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SHAKE 38 Kick-Off: Reclamation

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis
Event organized by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

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“Reclamation: Contemporary Fashion and the Canon” will explore the Bard’s 38 plays using ensembles inspired by Shakespeare’s canon, curated by local stylist and St. Louis Fashion Fund board member Sarah Stallmann.


Reclamation is defined as “the process of taking something back or reasserting a right.”

This event will defiantly reimagine Shakespearean characters through punked-up style and performance. Come meet the disobedient lovers in Romeo and Juliet, anarchist nuns in Measure for Measure, and androgynous rebels in The Taming of the Shrew and enter their world through a live fashion show with interactive entertainment! Who said Shakespeare can’t be a party?

The event will include a promenade of Shakespearean models wearing hand-picked ensembles with personal flair. Afterwards, guests are invited to experience the worlds of Shakespeare’s most defiant characters through interactive “happenings,” including tarot card readings and personal sonnet performances. Take photos with your favorite models! Enjoy chips and salsa from Cha Cha Chow! And most importantly, learn more about each of Shakespeare’s 38 plays and plan your itinerary for the rest of SHAKE 38!

Event is free and open to the public.