The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0630  Friday, 24 September 2007

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

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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