The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0630 Friday, 24 September 2007
Date: Monday, September 24, 2007
Subject: What's New at Maryland Shakespeare Festival
Maryland Shakespeare Festival
Welcome to the NEW Maryland Shakespeare Festival Newsletter!
A new Year ... A new Home ... A new Festival!
Welcome to a brave new world of Maryland Shakespeare Festival. The
2007-2008 season brings lots of changes with new faces, new programs,
and a brand new indoor performing space -- but the same passion, polish,
and sense of play!
Come discover a whole new way to play... with Shakespeare performance
that's understandable, relevant, and most of all fun! This is NOT your
We want to keep you up to date with everything that's happening and hope
that you will not only enjoy our new electronic newsletter but share it
with your friends. If you know someone who should know what we're up
to, please forward this along and help them join the fun!
Maryland Shakespeare has a HOME!
We are thrilled to announce that Maryland Shakespeare Festival has an
indoor performing space! It's a beautiful two story grand hall at 8 West
Second Street in the heart of historic downtown Frederick. All thanks
to a partnership with Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church.
"It's an ideal partnership", says Pastor Mike Albro of Centennial United
Methodist Church, "the theater company does such great work and the
stories of Shakespeare enrich all of our lives, but most importantly it
helps to reclaim a lost tradition of the church as a hub of our community."
Even more exciting...the wood-paneled great room on Second Street
closely resembles the architecture of the Elizabethan halls for which
Shakespeare's plays were written! We're looking forward to building on
this architectural similarity and creating a true Elizabethan playhouse
over the next two seasons.
Actors and audience will play raucously together using live music and an
informal and interactive performance style to create an immediate and
invigorating experience of Shakespeare not often expected in classical
Come and join us to see this space and our company transform over the
next year into a truly Shakespearean theatrical experience.
2007-2008 Season ~ Something for Everyone!
In our first winter season, the Festival will present an autumn staged
reading series: The Dark Heart of Shakespeare, a fully-produced winter
production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and
a spring staged reading series called Love & War Shakespeare Style. The
season will conclude with the Good Will Tour of the hilarious Merry
Wives of Windsor, kicked off under the stars in Frederick before it
tours the state. Other activities will include the Riotous Youth's
student performances, a Scholars Forum, and a Birthday Bash at the
Weinberg Center in April. Don't miss out... visit our newly updated web
page for all the details.
Visit us online for more information about all our programs at
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