Shakespeare Around The USA.


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Please check any events listed before you attend.

Open Reading of Shakespeare via Zoom?



We will continue to meet virtually on the first Tuesday of the month via Zoom, as long as it is recommended/required to do so.
6 great plays, new faces, and returning favorites!
We’re so excited to have the following plays and directors for our next season:
July and August: Henry IV Part 2, led by Kim Keeline.
September and October: Macbeth, led by Tom Haine.
November and December: Henry VIII, led by Charlie Riendeau
We recast after every scene. When you read Shakespeare out loud, the benefit to you will sharpen your reading skills whether you're an actor or someone who just enjoys speaking and hearing the wonderful poetry and sparkling language.
We will continue to meet virtually via Zoom, as long as it is recommended/required to do so.
If you have any questions, you can contact Kevin Manley, our Readings Coordinator: Kevin AT sdshakespeare.org

Please check our website www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org

1st July-1st October
A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare Directed by Melora Marshall
Theatricum returns with its signature production, an annual event infusing Shakespeare’s beautiful language with music and song to heighten the pleasure.
The most magical outdoor setting in Los Angeles is once again transformed into an enchanted forest inhabited by fairy and human lovers. Shakespeare conjures a
world of wonder, magic, and romance where comical misunderstandings and the pain of unrequited love are resolved, and all is reconciled through midsummer night revelries
and the enduring power of nature.
Theatricum Botanicum – 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, California 90290
Main Office 1-310-455-2322   Box Office 1-310-455-3723


1st July-10th July
The Taming of the Shrew


Our Shakespeare Festival returns with a hilarious battle of the sexes. Is anyone a match for the brash and strong-willed Katherine? The dashing adventurer Petruchio thinks he’s up to the challenge. Two of the sexiest figures in all of the world theatre set off sparks in a clash of wills that is as bold as it is uproarious. Shakespeare’s masterful comedic take on the battle of the sexes turns everything we think about love, marriage, and gender on its head. Director Shana Cooper brings to the Globe her daring and contemporary staging, which The New York Times praised as “an exhilarating new way to look at the comedy through modern eyes,”
and The Wall Street Journal’s theatre critic called it “the best Shrew I’ve ever reviewed.”
Tickets are now on sale, https://www.theoldglobe.org/shows--tickets/season-packages/?id=9496
The Old Globe, P.O. Box 122171, San Diego, CA 92112-2171


1st July-2nd October
The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare Directed by Ellen Geer
Shakespeare’s buoyant comedy, is re-set in 1950s small-town America to a score of rockin’ 1950s tunes. When opportunistic schemer and womanizer John Falstaff blows into
town on his Harley and tries to woo two wealthy women at once, the townspeople gleefully plot his comeuppance. Things might seem picture-perfect in “Small Town U.S.A”
but just underneath the surface, the fight for women’s rights has begun in full force.
Theatricum Botanicum – 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, California 90290
Main Office 1-310-455-2322   Box Office 1-310-455-3723


5th July 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Open Reading via Zoom

Henry IV Part 2, led by Kim Keeline.
FREE and ONLINE Shakespeare Reading from The San Diego Shakespeare Society
Bertram is compelled to marry Helena. Bertram refuses to consummate their marriage.
He goes to Italy. In Italy, he then courts Diana. Helena meets Diana. They perform the bed trick.
The play is considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays", a play that poses complex ethical dilemmas that require more than typically simple solutions
There will be a ZOOM link to join the reading, available on the Online Event page or in your "My Tickets" section. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE to receive the zoom. We will continue to meet virtually on the first Tuesday of the month via Zoom, as long as it is recommended/required to do so.
If you have any questions, you can contact Kevin Manley, our Readings Coordinator: Kevin@sdshakespeare.org
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! Please check our website www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org
Our 2022 Open Reading Series has 6 wonderful plays and 6 fantastic leaders!

15th July to 7th August
Two Gentlemen Rock Verona

Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm, Sunday @ 2pm
Coronado Playhouse announces auditions for Two Gentlemen Rock Verona, a new musical edited and adapted by James Saba (San Diego Junior Theatre), which follows
 the misadventures of two best friends, set in the rockin’ and rollin’ 1950s.  
Tickets: (619) 435-4856   boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com
Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118-3005
Attendance Policy: In keeping with San Diego County and California Department of Public Health guidelines (last updated March 2022), masks are strongly recommended
for everyone while in indoor public settings, whether you have been vaccinated or not.


3rd to 28th August
As You Like it


By William Shakespeare Directed by Dan Hodge
and presented by New Fortune Theatre Company outdoors in Point Loma. San Diego
Rosalind and her cousin escape into the forest and find Orlando, Rosalind's love. Disguised as a boy shepherd, Rosalind has Orlando woo her under the guise
of "curing" him of his love for Rosalind. Rosalind reveals she is a girl and marries Orlando during a group wedding at the end of the play.
9530 La Jolla Shores Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037.
General Inquiries: Info@NewFortuneTheatre.com

6th August to 4th September
Macbeth


Something unexpected is lurking behind you in this production of Shakespeare’s most seductive tragedy.
As night falls, you’ll be transported to an eerie world where characters appear from behind trees, magic is happening in the woods, and nothing is but what is not.
At The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival this summer under the stars!
There are new protocols, so please read carefully. We can’t wait to see you there!
GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL!
The performance site this season is the Dell is at the top of the Old Zoo in Griffith Park. Ample free parking is available. Look for the hot pink signs directing you to the parking lots near the Merry-Go-Round.
Parking lot 2 is the closest to the performance site, but be prepared for a bit of a walk up a hill.
If using Waze or Google Maps, search for Merry Go Round Lot Two.
Please note: don't park against curbs painted red and look out for "no parking" signs! Fire lanes are important for the safety of Griffith Park and they will be enforced!
If you are in need of ADA access, please call  us at 818-710-6306 for information and to make any needed arrangements. Advance notice is appreciated.


The Desert Branch of the English Speaking Union (ESU) will be holding its 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

2023

9th April
Shakespeare in Denver.



Festival for students now celebrating their 36th 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/
This is the sonnet that was presented to Walter Munk at the 16th annual Celebrity Sonnets at the old Globe on the 9th of October 2017 by Richard Lederer and reprinted
with permission. The complete article is on San Diego Shakespeare Society

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.Phone: +1 858-395-0573

23rd April
William Shakespeare’s Official Birthday

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

23rd April 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Bard Birthday Party
 

Bard Birthday Party and The San Diego Shakespeare Society Member Appreciation
After a two-year hiatus, we celebrate the birth of Stratford’s favorite son and show appreciation for the members of the Society who, for more than 20 years, have made
possible an amazing array of performances, educational offerings, and other special events.
Join us at a beautiful outdoor theatre in the Bay Park neighborhood, San Diego, CA.

29th April 9:30 to 3:30 pm
18th 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. Heritage Park in Old Town, San Diego CA
Check out last year's event.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbog0u9TUEhttp://www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org/festival/
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18th May
13th Annual Shakespear Challenge

City Hearts will hold its12th 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 visitwww.cityhearts.org. If you are able to donate prizes to the Shakespeare Competition, please contact Rebecca at r.rasmussen3@earthlink.net.


website athttp://www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org

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