The Utah Shakespeare Festival has a fresh take on Hamlet and Ophelia’s relationship, inspired by Artistic Collaborator Jerry Murdock.
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Every month, we check in with our theater partners to find out what’s onstage. Here’s what’s happening at Shakespeare theaters in September.
Chimes at Midnight, the 1966 film directed by and starring Orson Welles, constructs a rich, complex, and moving portrait of the larger-than-life Sir John Falstaff, who appears in three of Shakespeare’s plays and is among the best-known characters in all of literature.
Every month, we check in with our theater partners to find out what’s onstage. Here’s what’s happening at Shakespeare theaters in August.
The witty, fast-paced dialogue at the heart of the battle of the sexes in Love’s Labor’s Lost is straight out of a golden-age screwball comedy film.
We asked our Twitter followers to share their favorite stories from outdoor Shakespeare performances: incredible actors, unexpected animal visitors, dramatic weather events, and more. Tell us your story using #SummerShakesMemories.
Bootleg Shakespeare is not your typical night at the theater: The actors show up on the day of the performance with only their lines memorized; after a few hours of rehearsals, the audience arrives. It’s a summer theater tradition for Washington’s Taffety Punk Theatre Company, which chooses a different Shakespeare play each time. This summer’s… Continue Reading »
Every month, we check in with our theater partners to find out what’s onstage. Here’s what’s happening at Shakespeare theaters in July.
Lue Morgan Douthit first wrote about the Play on! project (of which she is the executive director) on the Shakespeare & Beyond blog in February 2018. Since then, we’ve published 10 Q&As with playwrights and dramaturgs engaged in the work of translating Shakespeare’s plays into contemporary English. They shared insights into the translation process and… Continue Reading »
Shakespeare by the sea, on the river, in the park or garden, on the common – in the summertime Shakespeare’s plays are everywhere outdoors! High-profile shows in New York’s Central Park or at Ashland’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival may come to mind for active theatergoers today, but the inspiration for this kind of outdoor performance actually… Continue Reading »