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Summer Shakespeare Plays and Festivals

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0284  Monday, 10 June 2013

From:        Hardy M. Cook < This e-mail 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.

 

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/theater/summer-2013-theater-listings.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

 

and 

 

Colleen Kennedy’s European Summer Shakespeare Festivals: http://theshakespearestandard.com/a-great-feast-of-languages-european-summer-shakespeare-festivals-global-shakespeare-news-for-the-week-of-june-8-2013/

 

All additions are welcomely e_mailing the editor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

 

Summer Shakespeare Plays and Festivals

 

ARKANSAS

 

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, arkshakes.com.

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

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

 

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, theoldglobe.org.

 

 

COLORADO

 

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, coloradoshakes.org.

 

 

CONNECTICUT

 

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

 

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

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, shakespearetheatre.org.

 

 

ILLINOIS

 

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

 

 

Indiana

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

 

 

MAINE

 

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

 

 

MARYLAND

 

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

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

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

 

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 , shakespeare.org.

 

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

 

 

NEVADA

 

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

 

 

NEW JERSEY

 

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

 

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

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, shakespeareinthepark.org.

 

 

NEW YORK STATE

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

OREGON

 

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

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

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

 

 

TENNESSEE

 

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

 

 

UTAH

 

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

 

 

VERMONT

 

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

 

 

VIRGINIA

 

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

 

 

WISCONSIN

 

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, americanplayers.org.

 

 

CANADA

 

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

 

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

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. 

 

 

GERMANY

 

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. 

 

 

HUNGARY

 

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).

 

 

POLAND

 

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

 

 

SPAIN

 

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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