Shakespeare Around USA.

 14th April 2:00pm

A Shakespeare's 455th Birthday

Come Celebrate the Bard's Birthday!  With the San Diego Shakespeare Society
Join us for our annual celebration and fundraiser at the La Jolla Garden Theater!
We shall entertain you with music, local celebrities, sonnets, a raffle and action, and preview scenes from our upcoming student Shakespeare Festival... plus a few surprises!  There will plenty of fun too: a reception with wine, sodas, hors d'oeuvres, and, of course, birthday cake!
For further information please visit www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org
 

14th April to 11th May

Julius Caesar

Directed by David Melville
Beware the Ides of March! Rome teeters on the brink of civil war as Caesar’s ambition for a crown threatens the stability of the Republic. Part ghost story, part political murder thriller, ancient Rome comes to vivid life in ISC’s first ever mounting of one of the greatest hits of the Elizabethan stage.
Inspired by Orson Welles’s 1937 Mercury Theater production, this pared down version of the text immerses the audience in the multiplicities of the conspiracy to save Rome and even gives the spectators a voice in the action. Audience participation encouraged (but not enforced!)
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 7:30; Sundays at 2:00
Tickets $25 - $35, Students $15
*No show on Sunday, April 21st
We are located at the Atwater Arts + Innovation Complex in Atwater Village
3191 Casitas Ave. #130  Los Angeles, CA 90039  Phone  818-710-6306:
As of January 2018, our new Studio is located down the hall from our previous Studio space.
There is ample free parking in Lots P1 and P2. Street parking available evenings, check the signs for parking restrictions.

 

14th - 28th April

Othello

Arguably Shakespeare’s most intimate of family tragedies, it’s the tale of the breakdown of a man who has everything — power, position and love — only to find his world decimated through intense mind games with his malicious ensign. Prescient in its searing social commentary of prejudice, betrayal and thwarted ambition, Shakespeare’s thunderous drama examines who we trust and the price we pay when we make the wrong choice.
Tickets: 626.356.3100.  A Noise Within Theatre 3352 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107


16th April 6:00pm

As You Like It.

Open Reading
This Readings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at Barnes & Noble, Escondido.  Please check our website www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org
Play:
As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance. Gender roles, nature and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be. Forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. The play has some of the loveliest poetry Shakespeare wrote, including the famous "All the world's a stage..." speech.
Director:
Connie Boyd, the Director, has taught Drama and English for 28 years at San Pasqual High School. Took students to Fullerton, Thespians, Drama Teachers Association of Southern California, and English Speaking Union Shakespeare competitions. They performed in in-classroom presentations of poetry and short scenes. Directed and acted at Patio Playhouse for 33 years.
We recast after every scene. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you're an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and sparkling language.
Barnes & Noble. 810 W Valley Pkwy · Escondido, CA

20th April to 19th May

The Taming of the Shrew
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Directed by Alicia Patterson & Rose Fliegel!
The Porters of Hellsgate launch their 13th season with a gender-swapped production of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, giving female stories a platform traditionally assigned to men.  The Porters of Hellsgate, intent to bring the work of Shakespeare to vivid life in the City of Angels. Thier great ambition is to complete the Bard’s widely accepted canon of 38 plays, and in so doing, become the first company in the history of Los Angeles to have done so.
Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center
11006 Magnolia Blvd.North Hollywood, CA 91601      http://www.portersofhellsgate.com
Phone: 818-325-2055  Reservations can be made at BrownPaperTickets.com

23rd April

William Shakespeare’s Official Birthday
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The most famous of all English playwrights was born 23rd April 1564 (officialy) and died on St Georges Day.
His birthday is (usually!) celebrated on 23rd April in Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

 

27th April Noon to 4:00pm

14th Annual Student Shakespeare Festival
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The San Diego Shakespeare Society is proud to present:

The Student Shakespeare Festival is held on various open-air stages in  beautiful Balboa Park,in the Casa Del Prado area.Hundreds of students from K-12 representing San Diego City and County schools, perform 10-minute scenes, sonnets, music,and/or dance from Shakespeare's plays.Truly a sight to behold
Over 400 San Diego County school children from ages 8 to 18 will create their own costumes, build their own props, and memorize their lines from Shakespeare for a 10-minute scene on stages placed along the Prado. Great fun.
Check out last years event.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbog0u9TUEhttp:
//www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org/festival/




The Desert Branch of the English Speaking Union (ESU) will be holding it's Annual High School Shakespeare Competition
at the Shadow Hills High School in Indio, CA. Preliminary presentations are at 9:30 a.m. Final presentations and selection of winners at 1:00 p.m. For information and to RSVP, email us to desert@esuus.org or call us at (760) 862-5505 Details from: Rick Cherry : (760) 862-5505


7th May

 

The Comedy of Errors (Part One)

 

OPEN READING
This Readings take place on the first Tuesday of the month.Please check our website www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org
The Play:The Comedy of Errors (Part One)
Directed by Kim Keeline
Other readings to follow include Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and The Winter's Tale.
We recast after every scene. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud is you sharpen your cold reading skills whether you're an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and sparkling language.
VETERAN’S MUSEUM READING SCHEDULE
The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park Lower Level Meeting Room
2115 Park Boulevard (at President’s Way) San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619.239.2300   http://www.veteranmuseum.org/
FREE PARKING IN ADJACENT LOT.
The complete list of 2019 readings
Tuesday, May 7: The Comedy of Errors (Part One) – Directed by Kim Keeline
Tuesday, June 4: The Comedy of Errors (Part Two) – Directed by Kim Keeline
Tuesday, July 2: Othello (Part One) – Directed by Kim Keeline
Tuesday, August 6: Othello (Part Two) – Directed by Kim Keeline
Tuesday, September 3: The Taming of the Shrew (Part One) – Directed by Patricia Elmore Costa
Tuesday, October 1: The Taming of the Shrew (Part Two) – Directed by Patricia Elmore Costa
Tuesday, November 5: The Winter’s Tale (Part One) – Directed by Darryl Woodson
Tuesday, December 3: The Winter’s Tale (Part Two) – Directed by Darryl Woodson

25th May
9th Annual Shakespeare Challenge.

City Hearts will hold its 8th Annual Shakespeare Challenge for students in LA County who have been studying Shakespeare. They will perform scenes and monologues before a panel of encouraging judges at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. The Shakespeare Challenge utilizes Shakespearean drama to inspire students in the study of history, culture, vocabulary, literacy & stagecraft, as well as to promote skills in creative movement, group cooperation, teamwork and conflict resolution.Organizers are currently looking for businesses and organizations that would be able to donate prizes for the competition. You can give almost anything related to Shakespeare, stickers, dolls, books, Acting, Drama, and also general School Supplies.
We hope that you will consider supporting City Hearts and this year’s Shakespeare Challenge.
For more about all of the City Hearts programs visit
www.cityhearts.org.
If you are able to donate prizes to the Shakespeare Competition, please contact Rebecca at
r.rasmussen3@earthlink.net.



11th-21st July
Much Ado About Nothing

Masquerades, mischief and much ado about love. Starring Bo Foxworth and Elyse Mirto, and directed by Jane Page.
General admission seating, with designated VIP FlexPass section for FlexPass members.
Made possible by a generous gift from Marci Maietta Weinberg and William Weinberg.
Our new home is located at Santa Ana College at Bristol and 17th Street in Santa Ana. There are three venues: the Phillips Hall Theatre,
the Phillips Hall Little Theatre, and the Santa Ana Amphitheater.
Parking is available on the Santa Ana College campus. Check the website for details.
Production at the Santa Ana Amphitheatre
More Infomation Contact: Shakespeare Orange County. 9095 Central Avenue. Suite 11C. Garden Grove,CA. 92844
info@shakespeareoc.org



25th July - 4th August
Anthony and Cleopatra

Starring John Walcutt and Tess Lina, and directed by Peter Uribe.
General admission seating, with desginated VIP FlexPass section for FlexPass members.
Made possible by a generous gift from The Robertson Family.
Our new home is located at Santa Ana College at Bristol and 17th Street in Santa Ana. There are three venues: the Phillips Hall Theatre,
the Phillips Hall Little Theatre, and the Santa Ana Amphitheater.
Parking is available on the Santa Ana College campus. Check the website for details.
Production at the Phillips Hall Little theater.
More Infomation Contact: Shakespeare Orange County. 9095 Central Avenue. Suite 11C. Garden Grove,CA. 92844
info@shakespeareoc.org


12th April- 2010

Shakespeare in Denver
Festival for students now celebrating their 34th year

The Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival is the largest and most successful all school celebration in the country; declared a National Demonstration Site for the Teaching of Shakespeare by The U.S. Department of Education, and the Folger Library in Washington D. C. 1330 Fox Street. Second Floor South .Denver CO. 80204
Phone 720.423.8278 Fax 720.423.8279
http://shakespeare.dpsk12.org/


San Diego Shakespeare Society

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This is the sonnet was presented to Walter Munk at the 16th annual Celebrity Sonnets at the old Globe on the 9th October 2017 by Richard Lederer and reprinted with permission. Complete article is on San Diego Shakespeare Society.

website at http://www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org



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