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William Shakespeare News

Date of Birth: April 23, 1564
Date of Death: April 23, 1616 (52)
Birth Place: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND
Gender: Male
CSULB Theatre Arts Sets New Venue, 2015-16 SeasonCSULB Theatre Arts Sets New Venue, 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The CSULB Department of Theatre Arts and its graduate production arm, the LA Drama Critics Choice Award-winning California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) have selected and announced the 2015-2016 season of productions, all of which will be performed in theatrical venues on the California State University Long Beach campus. California Repertory performances will move from the Royal Theatre aboard the Queen Mary and return to the University and Studio Theaters, located on the southeast corner of CSULB. The Cal Rep and University Players season runs September 25, 2015 through May 7, 2016, and includes three new works and a musical. Dates and details for the full season are included at the end of this release. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?Benedict Cumberbatch-Led HAMLET Eyeing West End, Stateside Runs?
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. But with hundreds of fans traveling from across the globe to see the SHERLOCK actor take on the Bard for measly 12-week run, the only thing theatergoers want to know is -- will the show transfer, to where, and when? (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS Author to Keynote Wooden O SymposiumWILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S STAR WARS Author to Keynote Wooden O Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

The Wooden O Symposium, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Utah University, and the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, is excited to announce Ian Doescher, author of the William Shakespeare's Star Wars series, as the keynote speaker at this year's conference. He has 'translated' five of the six Stars Wars episodes into iambic pentameter and Shakespearean English. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 2015 Free Open House This WeekendOrlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 2015 Free Open House This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater kicks off its 27th Season by welcoming the community to a Free Open House. (more...)

Sonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict CumberbatchSonia Friedman Promises 'Timeless', 'Rock-and-Roll' HAMLET With Benedict Cumberbatch
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2015

Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, will begin performances at the Barbican Theatre next month. And Producer Sonia Friedman is being tight-lipped about what Cumberbatch groupies, many of whom are unfamiliar with the Bard, will see in London. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Lyman in Commonwealth Shakespeare's KING LEAR, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Will Lyman in Commonwealth Shakespeare's KING LEAR, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Free Shakespeare On The Common' continues its 20th season with William Shakespeare's King Lear with celebrated Boston actor Will Lyman in the title role. Scroll down for a first look at the star onstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Shakespeare's Globe to Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut with SHAKESPEARE UNTOLDPhoto Flash: First Look - Shakespeare's Globe to Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut with SHAKESPEARE UNTOLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

London's world-renowned venue Shakespeare's Globe makes its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut with two shows from the acclaimed family-friendly series Shakespeare Untold, running 5 - 31 August 2015 (previews 5 - 7 August; no shows 12, 19 & 26 August) at Pleasance Courtyard. Shakespeare Untold features Romeo and Juliet (The Party Planner's Tale) and Titus Andronicus (The Piemaker's Tale) by Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald, based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Scroll down for a first look at the stars in action! (more...)

Shakespeare, Austen & More on Tap for CT Rep's 2015-16 SeasonShakespeare, Austen & More on Tap for CT Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal and Managing Director Matthew J. Pugliese announced the 2015-16 Season.  The season features works that have been adapted from another medium.  These stories range from contemporary classics, musical comedy and original premieres.  Subscriptions are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 860-486-2113.  Single tickets go on sale on August 1.  (more...)

BLACKLIST Star Harry Lennix Releases Statement in Support of Michigan Shakespeare FestivalBLACKLIST Star Harry Lennix Releases Statement in Support of Michigan Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Actor Harry Lennix (MAN OF STEEL, THE BLACKLIST) released a statement supporting the Michigan Shakespeare Festival and their new expansion to Wayne County. (more...)

Estreno de Cine LA PRINCESA DE FRANCIA en la Sala Leopoldo Lugones, 6 de agostoEstreno de Cine LA PRINCESA DE FRANCIA en la Sala Leopoldo Lugones, 6 de agosto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

A partir del jueves 6 de agosto, el Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires y la Fundacion Cinemateca Argentina albergaran, en la Sala Leopoldo Lugones del Teatro San Martin (Avda. Corrientes 1530), el estreno de La princesa de Francia. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Adds Two 'COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA' ShowsCincinnati Shakespeare Adds Two 'COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA' Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has just announced the addition of two performances to "The Complete History of America (abridged)" schedule. The critically acclaimed new production's demand was too great to be met with the original schedule so matinee performances have been added on Saturday August 8 and Sunday August 16 at 2pm. (more...)

Theatre-Hikes to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]Theatre-Hikes to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Theatre-Hikes presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.  Brian Gale, Tommy Lukrich and Matt Lunt, will attempt to produce 37 plays in 97 minutes of stage time, PLUS 154 sonnets written by Shakespeare with your help.  Come watch Brian, Tommy and Matt make you laugh, and perhaps cry at these tales that transcend time.  If you love Shakespeare, hate Shakespeare or have never been exposed to Shakespeare, this show is for you.   (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Screen Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 8/12-13Amphibian Stage Productions to Screen Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 8/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will show a film of Theatre for a New Audience's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Julie Taymor, on Wednesday August 12 & Thursday August 13 at 7pm in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  This programming is not affiliated with Amphibian's National Theatre Live series. Running time is 148 minutes. (more...)

Union County to Present ROMEO & JULIET at Oak Ridge Park, 7/30Union County to Present ROMEO & JULIET at Oak Ridge Park, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

This week, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to bring the third performance in the free Shakespeare in the Park tour of ROMEO AND JULIET to Oak Ridge Park in Clark. (more...)

Theatre InPlay, Inc. Sets Plans for Own Productions, CollaborationsTheatre InPlay, Inc. Sets Plans for Own Productions, Collaborations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

InPlay, Inc., a theatrical producing company started in 1999, has re-emerged with a new commitment to its mission to create and maintain a climate of diversity in Kansas City's theatre community.  InPlay now will not only produce its own productions, but will collaborate with other organizations to fulfill its mission. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED), Coming to The 14th Street Y This FallPhoto Flash: First Look at MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED), Coming to The 14th Street Y This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Fab Marquee Productions, in association with The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y, present a first look at William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, adapted and directed by Tom Slot. Scroll down for a look at the stars in costume! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe - Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and MorePhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe - Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Comedy of Errors continues The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival as part of the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities during the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. With three shows on Broadway this year, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Scott Ellis makes his Globe debut directing one of William Shakespeare's most delightful confections. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on August 16 and run through September 20, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shakespeare & Company's THE COMEDY OF ERRORSPhoto Coverage: Shakespeare & Company's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 27, 2015

William Shakespeare's hilarious farce, The Comedy of Errors is playing at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Ma. and Broadwayworld attended a performance. Director Taibi Magar delivers a whirlwind of magic, music and mayhem in the rollicking production of Shakespeare's shortest comedy. Performances run through August 23. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' ClassesOrlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 2015-16 'All The World's A Stage' Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to announce its lineup of educational youth classes available this Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016. Each of the Theater's All the World's a Stage classes focus on skill sets that benefit students in everyday life, as well as on stage. (more...)

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