Summer Shakespeare in the Washington, D.C., Area
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 367. Sunday, 13 June 1993.
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Sunday, June 13, 1993
Subject: Summer Shakespeare in Washington, D.C. Area
Those of us who live in the Washington, D.C., area or who are visiting it this
summer are fortunate to have a wealth of Shakespearean productions available to
Branagh's *Much Ado About Nothing* continues to play in movie theaters in D.C.
and Northern Virginia, while Kahn's *Much Ado* can be seen for free at the
Carter Barron Amphitheater through June 20 (202-543-8745).
The Washington Shakespeare Company's *The Tempest* plays for two more weeks at
the Gunston Theatre (703-739-9886).
On June 15, the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express begins a three-week run at the
Elizabethan Theatre at the Folger Library. This year's offering from the SSE
are *Antony and Cleopatra*, *Romeo and Juliet*, and *A Midsummer Night's
The Arena Stage will offer preformances of Elizabeth Egloff's *The Swan* and
an adaptation of *Macbeth* free from June 17-20 in the Old Vat Theatrer (202-
On July 2, the National Shakespeare Company will be appearing at the Tawes
Theatre at the University of Maryland, College Park, with *The Comedy of
In late July and early August, the University of Maryland Baltimore County's
Shakespeare on Wheels will be performing in a number of locations in the area
There is, of course, also community theater. My twelve-year old daughter
enacted Lysander last weekend at the Greenbelt Arts Center's Youth Players
production of *A Midsummer Night's Dream*.
What a feast!