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Women Perform Shakespeare Naked In A Public Park 

It may happen that you feel the mind squashing boredom of reading or listening to Shakespeare. Well, he can be dull and boring to those who have read him in a very tedious way.

On the contrary, if the English learners experience a lively, challenging and edifying introduction to Shakespeare, the chances are that they will fall in love with it.

That is what these women tried to do. They performed the works of Shakespeare in public in a manner that you would never expect.

Via: Facebook/ Torn Out Theater

Women Perform Shakespeare Naked In A Public Park 

Women Perform Shakespeare Naked In A Public Park 

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The women of 'Torn Out Theatre' performed Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest'.

The women of ‘Torn Out Theatre’ performed Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest’.

They were making preparations to perform the nude version of the play.


The actresses said that it wasn't a publicity stunt. 

The actresses said that it wasn’t a publicity stunt. 

In fact, director Pitr Strait supported their statement and added that people will definitely come up with strong reactions.


It is a pure 'Art'

It is a pure ‘Art’

The play was set on a magical isle and the local occupants of the island began the play wearing pencil skirts, high heels and corsets. And slowly they lost their clothing outfits for the performance.


Though public nudity is illegal in New York but Director Strait got special permission for it.

Though public nudity is illegal in New York but Director
Strait got special permission for it.

"We got the permissions for the shows and we were really interested in getting an audience to be able to see nudity as non-sexual, non-threatening, and eventually not even strange," said Strait. "By the end the play, it's normal."


A body paint and nude figure model who portrayed 'Ferdinand' said,

A body paint and nude figure model who portrayed ‘Ferdinand’
said,

"We focused deeply on the language, so this play isn't just about a bunch of naked women. We're all trained, Shakespearean actors. As an actor, doing Shakespeare is already difficult, but now doing it nude was another layer of 'Oh my God."


The troupe rehearsed topless and spent a couple of days at a nude spa.

The troupe rehearsed topless and spent a couple of days at a nude spa.

The play was part of the promotion and the group wanted to promote positive body images. They wanted to show that just like men, women shouldn't be ashamed of their bodies.


Almost 400 people showed up as the audience for Central park performances.

Almost 400 people showed up as the audience for Central park
performances.

The performances ran on September 10 at Prospect Park's Music Pagoda.


According to 'Torn Out' the reason was:

According to ‘Torn Out’ the reason was:

To celebrate body freedom and normalise the nude female form.

Hope, this time, artistic work doesn't go unnoticed.

Hope, this time, artistic work doesn't go unnoticed.

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