The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0284  Monday, 10 June 2013

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Monday, June 10, 2013

Subject:     Summer Shakespeare Plays and Festivals


The starting point for this list is both Steven McElroy’s May 16, 2013, New York Times list of Summer US and Canadan Summer Shakespeare Festivals.




Colleen Kennedy’s European Summer Shakespeare Festivals:


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Summer Shakespeare Plays and Festivals




ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATER, June 6-30. Village at Hendrix in Conway and the Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock: “Much Ado About Nothing”. At Reynolds Performance Hall, Arkansas Shakespeare: “King Lear,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (866) 810-0012,





CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER Orinda. “Romeo and Juliet” (July 3-July 28), “A Winter’s Tale” (Sept. 25-Oct. 20 ). (510) 548-9666,


SHAKESPEARE SANTA CRUZ July 23-Sept. 1. Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen: “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Henry V”. 


THE OLD GLOBE San Diego. June 2-Sept. 29. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” (619) 234-5623,





COLORADO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Boulder. Mary Rippon Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 8-Aug. 11), “Macbeth” (June 29-Aug. 10). University Theater: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” (June 14-Aug. 10) and “Richard II” (July 19-Aug. 11). (303) 492-8008,





INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND IDEAS New Haven, June 15-29. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (888) 278-4332,





SHAKESPEARE THEATER COMPANY Sidney Harman Hall: “Much Ado About Nothing ” (Aug. 20-Sept. 1), Lansburgh Theatre: “The Winter’s Tale” (through June 23). (202) 547-1122,





CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER “Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks” production of “The Comedy of Errors” (July 26-Aug. 25). (312) 595-5600,




NOTRE DAME SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL The Comedy of Errors (July 21 – August 26). Richard III  (August 20 – September 1). Othello (September 18 – 20).





MAINESTAGE SHAKESPEARE July 5-Aug. 10. “Hamlet” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).” (207) 467-5118, (207) 646-5511,





CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Ellicott City. “Antony and Cleopatra” (June 7-July 14) and “Taming of the Shrew” (June 21-Aug. 4). (410) 313-8661,





COMMONWEALTH SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Boston, July 6-28. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”. (617) 426-0863,


SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY Lenox. “Women of Will”, “The Tempest,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (June 22-Sept. 1) and “Richard II” (July 5-21). (413) 637-3353 ,


VINEYARD PLAYHOUSE Tisbury Amphitheater “Henry IV” (July 17-Aug. 17). (508) 693-6450,





LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (July 12-Aug. 25). (800) 747-4697,





SHAKESPEARE THEATER OF NEW JERSEY “As You Like It” (June 19-July 28). 408-5600,





DELACORTE THEATER Central Park. “Comedy of Errors” (May 28-June 30 ), “Love’s Labour’s Lost, A New Musical” (July 23-Aug. 18), a special musical adaptation of “The Tempest” (Sept. 6-8). (212) 967-7555,





CHAUTAUQUA THEATER COMPANY “Comedy of Errors” (Aug. 9-16). (716) 357-6250,


HUDSON VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Garrison, June 11-Sept. 1. “King Lear” and “All’s Well That Ends Well”. (845) 265-9575,


SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK Buffalo. “Hamlet” (June 20-July 14) and “Measure for Measure” (July 25-Aug. 18). (716) 856-4533,





OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Ashland, through Nov. 3. “Cymbeline,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “King Lear,” “The Taming of the Shrew.” (541) 482-4331,





PENNSYLVANIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL “Measure for Measure” (July 18-Aug. 4) and “Henry VIII” (July 24-Aug. 4) at DeSales University . (610) 282-9455,





NASHVILLE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Aug. 15-Sept. 15). (615) 255-2273,





UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Cedar City, June 24-Oct. 19. “The Tempest,” “King John.” (800) 752-9849,





VERMONT SHAKESPEARE COMPANY “The Winter’s Tale” at Oakledge Park in Burlington (Aug. 8-18). (877) 874-1911,





AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER Staunton. June 11-Sept. 1. “Romeo and Juliet,” “All’s Well That Ends Well.” (877) 682-4236,





AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATER Spring Green, June 8-Oct. 20. An adaptation of “Antony and Cleopatra”. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Hamlet” and Tom Stoppard’s riff “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”. (608) 588-2361,





STRATFORD FESTIVAL Ontario, through Oct. 20. “Romeo and Juliet,” “Othello,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Measure for Measure”. (800) 567-1600,





Letní Shakespearovské slavnosti  (25 June- 7 September):  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III (in two different productions/ translations: Czech and Slovak), Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Twelfth Night. 


Summer Shakespeare Festival Ostrava (22 July- 9 August): This sister festival to Prague summer Shakespeare Festival: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. 





Shakespeare Festival in Globe Neuss (13 June-13 July): With Shakespeare in Love–Sonette für the Dark Lady (the “Dark Lady” sonnets), As You Like It (Kote Jarjanishvili State Drama Theatre from Tiflis), Twelfth Night (the Propeller Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bremer Shakespeare Company), King Lear (Globe Theatre on Tour),  Der Kaufmann vo Venedig (The Merchant of Venice) (Sad Rheinische Landestheater), As You Like It (bat-Studiotheater der Hoschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Berlin)


Bremer Shakespeare Company  (Shakespeare in the Park, 14th - 18 August):  Richard III, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 


Shakespeare Company Berlin (12 June- 21 September):  Macbeth, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and The Taming of the Shrew. 





Shakespeare Festival Gyula (4-15 July): Shakespeare Sonnets (Ildikó Mándy Company), Hamlet (Joint performance of the Gyula Castle Theatre and the Tamási Áron Theatre of Sfântu Gheorghe, dir. László Bocsárdi), W.S.: Hamlet (Performed by the University Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, dir. Sándor Zsótér), Taming of the Shrew (A performance by The National Theatre Tirgu-Mures Tompa Miklós Company (RO), dir. Sorin Militaru).





The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival (1-6 August): “Songs of Lear.” 





Festival Shakespeare (6-12 June): Julio César (dir. Paco Azorín ), Diagnòstic Hamlet (Cia. Pelmànec), Big Will Shakespeare  (dir. Quim Lecina), La caiguda de ‘HLa Julieta (dir. Oriol Broggi). 


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