Is it strange how the human mind never really changes? Even after centuries, even millennia, that odd intellectual contraption, wracked with conflicting emotions and opposing inclinations, always behaves the same way.
Jump back 427 years, into the mind of William Shakespeare as he constructs “The Taming of the Shrew,” and you’ll discover the same remarkably wild, wayward scrawl across human nature: “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break,” says fiery, outrageous Katherine Minola in the comedy play.
And here – from that richly literate, deeply comedic and profoundly foreign realm of Elizabethan thought – we land idiomatically and metaphorically in Highlands, North Carolina where the cultural arts and the exploration of ancient tangled emotion are put on display for the deep thinkers and the lovers of great literature to behold.
The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center presents Shakespeare’s “Taming of The Shrew.” The cinematic performance of the Bolshoi Ballet is set for 12:45 p.m., Jan. 24, at the center, 507 Chestnut Street
Your stay at The Park on Main®, the luxury hotel on Main Street, is just a prelude to your enjoyment of the finer elements of human life. Here in small-town Highlands, observe the undercurrent of life’s outré beauty.
This, dear readers, is just the first stop of many when you visit this mecca of sophisticated entertainment.
Enjoy Giacomo Puccini’s three-act opera “Turandot,” set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. The show is 12:45 p.m., Jan. 30, at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center.
Back to Shakespeare in early February. The MLPAC presents 1607’s “Coriolanus ,” a tragedy based on the life of Roman general Gaius Marcius Coriolanus. This is considered one of the last tragedies written by Shakespeare.
Highlands, North Carolina offers visitors a rich variety of cultural and educational opportunities. Go to the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center to learn more.
Here are few noteworthy excursions for our esteemed guests at The Park on Main®, most within walking distance.
Take a look at Art Glass Creations. How about Ck Swan Gallery or the Highlands Historical Society? The Highlands® Playhouse, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival and the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts are excellent places to explore. Local performers present their talents at the Highlands-Cashiers Players .The Center for Life Enrichment holds lectures and classes. The Highlands area has plenty of galleries: Mill Creek Gallery and Framing, Robert A. Tino Gallery or The Bascom: A Center for Visual Arts.
How about the Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass? Book your suite today at The Park on Main!
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