Looking for something unique to do this Valentine’s day?
Are candies and flowers just not going to cut it this year?
Would you like Shakespeare to write your darling a love letter on your behalf?
Raise your hand if you like decadence, tales of forbidden love, or racy bible passages?
How about hands for mixing old and new, youth and wisdom, words and music, alto sax and tabor solos?
Take your beloved to Plimoth Plantation on the 14th or 15th of February. We’ll take care of the rest.
Join us as the Pilgrims take a much needed break from abstaining from frivolity!
An Evening of Courtly Love is a recital of 17th-century music, dance, poems, plays and love letters guided by Andreas Capellanus’ book, The Rules of Courtly Love, written in 1184. The event, performed by Plimoth Plantation interpreters and friends, will include excerpts from the diary of Samuel Pepys and letters from King Henry VIII, music and dance inspired by 17th-century classics and of course- scenes and sonnets from Shakespeare! The evening will be an intimate exploration of the meaning of chivalry, the passions and decadence of the Restoration period and the humor and wit of great minds in love.
February 14th and 15th
Maxwell Theater at Plimoth Plantation’s Visitor Center