San Jose Youth Shakespeare and the San Jose Renaissance Faire – a match made in heaven. The Faire was held shortly before our production of Macbeth, giving our performers the chance to draw swords, duel, and die dramatically along with the best of them. Performing on one of three outdoor stages, the witches were on hand to add their spooky touch, and we even brought along musicians to set the mood with lute duets performed on guitar. As they wandered the Faire after performing, several of our actors encountered the Bard himself at Elizabeth’s court! What could have been more appropriate than their impromptu reading of scenes from Midsummer Night’s Dream under his guidance? Here’s hoping this becomes a yearly tradition for our company.