Shakespeare Around The USA.

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17th-30th October.
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

The Will Geer Theatricum’s Botanicum, named for the English botanist John Parkinson's herbal garden, is an open-air theater founded in Topanga Canyon, near The Getty Villa by Will Geer in 1973. The natural beauty of our Topanga wilderness transforms once again into ancient Rome, where Caesar’s tyrannical rule has polarized the city. His assassination divides the people, the senators, even his friends, into warring factions. The republic descends into bloody civil chaos in the Bard’s chilling — and eerily timely — thriller about power, political change, and the elusive nature of truth. Theatricum’s Julius Caesar is performed in 80 minutes from the perspective of the mysterious Soothsayer (no intermission).
Main Office 1-310-455-2322. Box Office 1-310-455-3723
Theatricum’s Botanicum – 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, California 90290.

17th to 7th November
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare


The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum is named for the English botanist John Parkinson's herbal garden. It is an open-air theater founded in Topanga Canyon, near The Getty Villa by Will Geer in 1973. The natural beauty of this Topanga wilderness is once again transformed into an enchanted forest, populated by lovers and fairies in Shakespeare’s most magical romp. Comic misadventures, mistaken identities, and unrequited love collide as an original score lifts The Bard’s words to a song. Theatricum’s Dream is the perfect experience to introduce your family to the world of Shakespeare with a run time of 80 minutes and no intermission. More information contact: Theatricum Botanicum – 1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, California 90290 Main Office 1-310-455-2322 Box Office 1-310-455-3723


17th October 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Open Reading of Shakespeare via Zoom



Twelfth Night (part 2) open reading
Join us for a fun night of reading the play with our leader Patrick McBride - part of our North County-led events!

ll skill levels and interests are welcome. We recast after every scene. The benefit to you when you read Shakespeare out loud 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


24th October 4:00 to 5:30 pm
OSeasons of Shakespeare


Outdoor Performance by San Diego Shakespeare Society
After a COVID-19-dictated year off, the San Diego Shakespeare Society will present its annual fall program in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater on the “campus” of
 Westminster Presbyterian Church in Point Loma.
The 80-minute “Seasons of Shakespeare” program will highlight material from the canon, including the Bard’s sonnets, not merely focused on the seasons of the year
 but of life, with Time being one of Shakespeare’s greatest themes.
Join us for a lovely autumn afternoon that will celebrate comedy, drama, and poetry and feature the talents of Eva Barnes, Geoffrey Graeme, Thomas Haine,
Patrick McBride, Jeffrey Ingman, Jackie Ritz, Amanda Schaar, Julia Schalz, Tom Steward, Ashley Engelman, Janaki Stoeckley, Tim West, Maxine Levaren, and more!
Admission is by a $15 suggested donation, or whatever you would like to contribute to support the Society and the artists
Westminster Outdoor Amphitheater.
3598 Talbot St.
San Diego, CA 92106


2nd November 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Open Reading via Zoom

November 2: Cymbeline (Part One) – led by Charlie Riendeau
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! These Readings take place on the first Tuesday of the month.
Please check our website www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org
Our 2021 Open Reading Series
6 wonderful plays and 6 fantastic leaders!

November and December: Cymbeline, led by Charlie Riendeau
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 AT sdshakespeare.org

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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.

website athttp://www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org

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10th 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/

16th April 10:00 to 4:00 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. Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 2125 Pan American Rd E San Diego, CA 92101.
Check out last year's event.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYbog0u9TUEhttp://www.sandiegoshakespearesociety.org/festival/

 

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 Day. His birthday is (usually!) celebrated on 23rd April in Stratford-upon-Avon.

21st May

12th 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 visitwww.cityhearts.org. If you are able to donate prizes to the Shakespeare Competition, please contact Rebecca at r.rasmussen3@earthlink.net.

 

 
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 and to RSVP, email us at desert@esuus.org or call us at (760) 862-5505 Details from Rick Cherry : (760) 862-5505

 

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