The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.017  Saturday, 21 January 2012


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Date:         Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 13:20:10 -0500 (EST)

Subject:     ASC: Announcing our 2012-2013 Artistic Year


American Shakespeare Center 

Announcing the 2012/13 Artistic Year Line-up


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The sixteen plays in rotating repertory feature nine plays by William Shakespeare:


  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Cymbeline
  • King John *
  • Julius Caesar
  • Henry VIII *
  • The Two Noble Kinsmen *
  • Twelfth Night
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost


ASC highlights Shakespeare's contemporaries in The Custom of the Country,* by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, and The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster.  You can also see The Country Wife,* a Restoration romp by William Wycherley, and The Lion in Winter,* a modern masterpiece by James Goldman that prefaces the action of King John.


The American Shakespeare Center announces the line-up for its 2012-2013 Artistic Year, which will include 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world.

The lineup features nine plays by William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Cymbeline; King John; Julius Caesar; Henry VIII; The Two Noble Kinsmen; Twelfth Night; and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Also included are two plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare: The Custom of the Country, by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, and The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster; one Restoration comedy, The Country Wife by William Wycherly; and a well-known modern offering, The Lion in Winter by James Goldman. 


Our three holiday favorites - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas by ASC actor Ginna Hoben - will be return in December.


Get more information and title listing by season HERE...


* indicates a Blackfriars Playhouse premiere


American Shakespeare Center 

10 S. Market St

Staunton, Virginia 24401


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