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RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Screen at Folger Theatre Next WeekendRSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE to Screen at Folger Theatre Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2015

The Folger Shakespeare Library continues its collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment to bring the Royal Shakespeare Company from Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon to Washington, D.C. with a screening of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE on Saturday, September 12th at 7:00pm. (more...)
BWW Review: Head Trick Theatre's Pastorally Pleasing AS YOU LIKE ITBWW Review: Head Trick Theatre's Pastorally Pleasing AS YOU LIKE IT
by Andria Tieman - August 31, 2015

Shakespeare in the park is one of the best parts of summer, and it's exciting that Head Trick Theatre has mounted a production that is affordable, family-friendly and energetic.  AS YOU LIKE IT is the perfect outdoor production, and using the beautiful woods of Blackstone Park as its backdrop, and very minimal sets that allow the dialogue and performances to shine as they should. (more...)
BWW Review: A 'Midsummer' to End All SummersBWW Review: A 'Midsummer' to End All Summers
by Kristen Morale - August 30, 2015

Watching Shakespeare's play come to life on the sandy shores of Chatham, Massachusetts is a rather interest thing to behold. Hippolyta lounges on a beach chair near the ocean while the mischievous Puck jovially dances onto the stage wearing an Anglers jersey. Cape Cod is to be found everywhere, yet Monomoy has still managed to keep the Shakespearean spirit alive and well in its production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The characters have remained the same: Theseus and Hippolyta still plan on being wed, Helena entreats after the love and affection of the unwilling Demetrius, who instead views the fair Hermia as his darling one - a love interest shared with the doting Lysander, whom Hermia finds dear. The fairy King and Queen, in addition to those that serve them, still wreak havoc on the lives of each other as well as on the unsuspecting humans below, stealing from them their gift of free will and forcing them to see what they would not have otherwise seen. A group of men anticipating their performance before Theseus and his new bride at their wedding run into trouble when their lead is given an animal's head. Confusion and inexplicable events still run rampant, and this story remains as entertaining and riveting as ever - this is without a doubt true. (more...)
Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Stages HAMLET at Elizabethan Playhouse Reconstruction TodayPigeon Creek Shakespeare Stages HAMLET at Elizabethan Playhouse Reconstruction Today
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2015

The Grand Haven-based Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Michigan's only year-round, touring Shakespeare Company, will bring another production to the Rose Playhouse, a recreation of an outdoor Elizabethan playhouse at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan, in the summer of 2015. The company will perform HAMLET today, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)
Four Clowns to Stage HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 9/18-10/10Four Clowns to Stage HAMLET at Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 9/18-10/10
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Los Angeles' favorite clown troupe Four Clowns, still buzzing from the success of their recent award-winning Hollywood Fringe Festival engagement, teams up with the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles for an all new take on one of the Bard's most popular works. Four Clowns presents Hamlet will run for eight performances only, Fridays and Saturdays from September 18 - October 10, 2015, all shows at 8:00pm. Shakespeare's Hamlet has been appearing in various forms across LA this year, and it seems only natural for the Clowns to take on this classic story.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Southern Winds Theatre's WOMEN PLAYING HAMLETPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Southern Winds Theatre's WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2015

Southern Winds Theatre presents the Central Florida Premiere of WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET by William Missouri Downs, directed by David McElroy. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)
Little Fish Theatre to Stage HENRY IV, PART 1 This FallLittle Fish Theatre to Stage HENRY IV, PART 1 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2015

Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of Shakespeare's HENRY IV PART 1.  Shakespeare reflects on the consequences of actions, the role of princes and the realities of possessing power in what is considered one of his most popular history plays. Fans of Shakespeare by the Sea, Little Fish Theatre's celebrated summer Shakespeare festival will be delighted to see the Bard's works coming to Little Fish. (more...)
KING LEAR Rounds Out Shakespeare Dallas' 2015 Season, 9/16-10/11KING LEAR Rounds Out Shakespeare Dallas' 2015 Season, 9/16-10/11
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2015

O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad. There is no reason to be mad as the 2015 season of Shakespeare in the Park comes to a close. Shakespeare Dallas has one more treat in store for its audiences; Shakespeare's classic, KING LEAR. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Antic Disposition's HENRY VPhoto Flash: First Look at Antic Disposition's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2015

Recent RADA graduate Freddie Stewart has been cast in the title role in Shakespeare's HENRY V, in a site-specific production that marks award-winning Antic Disposition's 10th anniversary. Antic Disposition has won critical acclaim for staging visually striking productions in spectacular historic buildings, including Middle Temple Hall. HENRY V, boasting a joint British and French cast, will be staged in London's ancient Temple Church from tonight 24 August - Saturday 5 September 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and More in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Glenn Howerton, Rory O'Malley and More in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 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 began performances on August 16 and run through September 20, 2015, with opening night tomorrow, August 22 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS to Launch Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary SeasonTHE COMEDY OF ERRORS to Launch Seattle Shakespeare's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2015

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, a fast and funny farce filled with mixed up mayhem, leads off Seattle Shakespeare Company's 25th Anniversary Season. Directed by Jane Nichols, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will play at the Leo K. Theatre at Seattle Repertory Theatre, September 17-October 11, 2015. (more...)
Sierra Rep Stages Shakespeare's MACBETH, Beginning TonightSierra Rep Stages Shakespeare's MACBETH, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2015

Sierra Rep will present Shakespeare's Macbeth tonight, August 21, through Sept. 13 at the East Sonora stage on Mono Way. Directed by Sierra Rep's producing director Dennis Jones, the play tells the story of a brave Scottish general who receives a prophecy that one day he will become king of Scotland. Consumed by ambition, and encouraged by Lady Macbeth, he embarks on a journey that leads to arrogance, guilt, madness and death. (more...)
Symphony in the Glen and Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present SIGNIFYING NOTHING, 9/5Symphony in the Glen and Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present SIGNIFYING NOTHING, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

SYMPHONY IN THE GLEN (SIG) and INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC) are collaborating for a third year to present an evening performance, SIGNIFYING NOTHING! led by SIG Music Director, Arthur B. Rubinstein, on the closing weekend of THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. (more...)
Dorset Theatre Festival Presents Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, Now thru 9/5Dorset Theatre Festival Presents Paul Rudnick's I HATE HAMLET, Now thru 9/5
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2015

Dorset Theatre Festival will stage I Hate Hamlet, a hilarious play by Obie Award winning playwright and pre-eminent humorist Paul Rudnick. The production will be directed by Carl Andress and will run from tonight, August 20th to September 5th. (more...)
Town Hall Theater Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This WeekTown Hall Theater Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM This Week
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2015

This summer has been a wildly creative time for the 84 kids taking classes at Town Hall Theater. THT'S stage has been filled with rock concerts, dance recitals and Broadway musicals, all performed by energetic, talented kids from the Middlebury area. (more...)
Photo Flash: Piper Perabo Leads VIP Reading of TWELFTH NIGHT at Bay Street TheaterPhoto Flash: Piper Perabo Leads VIP Reading of TWELFTH NIGHT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative and Hamptons Shakespeare Festival presented TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL by William Shakespeare last Friday and Saturday nights at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY. The cast included Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), who starred as Viola. Both readings were free and we well attended. Scroll down for a look at the cast onstage! (more...)
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Presents THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 8/30Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Presents THE WINTER'S TALE, Now thru 8/30
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) is pleased to present William Shakespeare's beautiful tragicomedy, The Winter's Tale, from tonight, August 18, through August 30 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. (more...)
STORM, STILL Adaptation of KING LEAR Set for Brooklyn Backyard, 9/11-19STORM, STILL Adaptation of KING LEAR Set for Brooklyn Backyard, 9/11-19
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Brand new play incubator Brooklyn Yard presents a showcase production of STORM, STILL, a three-person adaptation of King Lear, by playwright Gabrielle Reisman, in Reisman's own backyard in south Bushwick this fall. (more...)
BLITHE SPIRIT, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More Set for Stolen Shakespeare's 2015-16 SeasonBLITHE SPIRIT, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More Set for Stolen Shakespeare's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2015

Stolen Shakespeare has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)
Bay Street Theater Presents Outdoor Readings of TWELFTH NIGHT This WeekendBay Street Theater Presents Outdoor Readings of TWELFTH NIGHT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2015

The Bay Street Shakespeare Initiative and Hamptons Shakespeare Festival are pleased to announce a partnership to present outdoor readings of TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, by William Shakespeare this weekend, August 14 and 15 at Mashashimuet Park. The two readings are free to the public and will start at 7 pm. (more...)
The Drilling Company to Bring THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Bryant Park Next MonthThe Drilling Company to Bring THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Bryant Park Next Month
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2015

Sometimes the battle of the sexes is not enough. The Drilling Company reads turf wars and class consciousness into its production of 'The Taming of the Shrew,' to be presented September 4 to 20 as part of Bryant Park Shakespeare, directed by Alessandro Colla. (more...)
BWW Reviews: ISC's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a 1940s CharmerBWW Reviews: ISC's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is a 1940s Charmer
by Ellen Dostal - August 12, 2015

One of the keys to providing great entertainment is understanding your audience. For a theatre company that means knowing what your audience wants and then being able to provide it so they keep coming back for more. Independent Shakespeare Co. has done a brilliant job of both. Not only do they play to crowds that number in the thousands each night during their Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, but they always find a way to connect with the audience and make them feel included.  (more...)
Cast Announced for Fab Marquee's MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) at The 14th Street YCast Announced for Fab Marquee's MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) at The 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2015

Fab Marquee Productions in association with The Theater Series at The 14th Street Y is pleased to announce the cast for the LGBT multicultural production of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, adapted and directed by Tom Slot. MACBETH (OF THE OPPRESSED) will play a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y   (344 East 14th Street at 1st Avenue, Manhattan). Performances begin Thursday, October 8th and continue through Saturday, October 24th. Opening Night is Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m. (more...)
KING LEAR to Herd Sheep in New Adaptation at the Courtyard TheaterKING LEAR to Herd Sheep in New Adaptation at the Courtyard Theater
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2015

KING LEAR, played by Alasdair Saksena, will be joined onstage by nine sheep in a new adaptation of the Shakespearean classic, August 12-16, 2015 at the Courtyard Theater in London. (more...)
The Old Globe Reprises THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! TodayThe Old Globe Reprises THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE! Today
by BWW News Desk - August 8, 2015

For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live!, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors. (more...)

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