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"Don’t worry if you don’t understand the first ten minutes [of a Shakespeare play] I don’t understand the first ten minutes 90 percent of the time, unless I really, really know the play and I've worked on it. Study the character list, actually. I think that's very helpful. If you can really...
April 23 marks the 449 th birthday of the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up several little known facts about the "Bard of Avon." Think we missed a fanciful factoid? Add to the comments below. In Shakespeare’s famous words, “…some are born great, some...
Washington, DC Shakespeare might have been born in April, but summer's certainly his season judging by the many plein air presentations of the Bard that pop up in the warm weather months. I still remember seeing Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Goldblum in a Shakespeare in the Park production of...
Washington, DC The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare for a New Generation initiative. Photo by Richard Termine. The Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Pericles in Washington, DC, as part of the NEA's Shakespeare...
Washington, DC By Adam Green, Public Affairs Francesa Faridany as Rosalind and John Behlmann as Orlando in the Shakespeare Theatre's production of As You Like It . Photo by Scott Suchman, courtesy Shakespeare Theatre Last fall, the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, presented a stylized version...