The Bard goes bare: The Tempest performed naked in New York
To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday and to promote normalisation of nudity, an all-women group are performing his final play naked in Central Park
On top of a hill in New York’s Central Park about a dozen women flit about naked, as two more play a pagan folk tune on the violin and acoustic guitar. The sunlight is slowly disappearing, and murmurs of the oncoming cold are quieted as on the makeshift stage, a storm erupts.
This is an all-woman, fully nude, abridged adaptation of William Shakespeare’s final play The Tempest, performed in part to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Produced by the Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society (they go by Topless Book Club for short), this is the first of two consecutive performances.
read more – Source: The Guardian
curator’s note This is the kind of positive expression of normalized nudity that can make a difference kudos to the group for producing some thing so positive.