Posts By: Esther French


Completing the Shakespeare canon

Colorado Shakespeare Festival has completed the canon for the second time since its inaugural season. See which other theaters have completed the canon.



Rosalind: Shakespeare’s Immortal Heroine – an excerpt

Read an excerpt from “Rosalind: Shakespeare’s Immortal Heroine” by Angela Thirlwell, in which she traces the performance history of “As You Like It” and interviews famous actresses who have played this role onstage.


Akala and hip-hop Shakespeare

“Is it hip-hop or is it Shakespeare?” Learn more about Akala and how he uses hip-hop to spread an understanding of the relevance of Shakespeare’s poetry.




A Falstaff feast

Find Falstaff at Nebraska Shakespeare, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare Dallas.


The Book of Will: An imagined backstory for the Shakespeare First Folio

The Book of Will, a new play by Lauren Gunderson, explores the back-story of how Shakespeare’s friends assembled his plays into the book we know today as the First Folio, without which we might have forever lost plays such as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Twelfth Night.



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