Shakespeare Around The USA.

15th October 6:30pm
Open Readings of Shakespeare.

Titus Andronicus

We recast after every scene. All skill levels and interest are welcome.
 One benefit of reading Shakespeare out loud is sharpening your cold reading skills, whether you're an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and sparkling language! This Readings take place on the third Tuesday of the month at Barnes & Noble, Escondido.  Please check our website  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
15th October: Titus Andronicus – Directed by Connie Boyd
19th November Twelfth Night – Directed by Connie Boyd
17th December  The Merry Wives of Windsor – Directed by Connie Boyd

3rd November 6:30pm
Doubt Shakespeare's Identity!

Good Reasons To Doubt Shakespeare's Identity!
The Shakespeare authorship question raises the argument that someone other than William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon wrote the works attributed to him. Anti-Stratfordians—a collective term for adherents of the various alternative-authorship theories—believe that Shakespeare of Stratford was a front to shield the identity  of the real author or authors, who did not want or could  not accept public credit. Although the idea has attracted much public interest, all but a few Shakespeare scholars and literary historians consider it a fringe theory.
So come to this Shakespeare Authorship Discussion and Lecture at the Mission Valley Library
2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92108,

5th November

The Winter's Tale (part one)

OPEN READING Directed by Patricia Elmore Costa
This Readings take place on the first Tuesday of the month. Please check our website
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. Hope to see you here.  Darryl Woodson. President San Diego Shakespeare Society
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
The complete list of 2019 readings
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

12th April- 2020

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

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.



25th April Noon to 4:00pm

15th Annual Student Shakespeare Festival

 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.

23rd May
10th Annual Shakespeare Challenge.

City Hearts will hold its 10th 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
If you are able to donate prizes to the Shakespeare Competition, please contact Rebecca at

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 or call us at (760) 862-5505 Details from: Rick Cherry : (760) 862-5505

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.

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