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Shakespeare is alive and well, re-created on stages around the world every week. This page brings together performances submitted by participating companies. Select a month to view from the pull down menu, or search our database using keywords.

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April 2014

LocationCompanyTitle
USA: Seattle, WashingtonSeattle Shakespeare CompanyKing Lear
Start Date
2014-04-24
End Date
2014-05-11
Related Play(s)
King Lear
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USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterOthello

In this magnificently complex study of extremes, Shakespeare pairs his most loving and trusting leading man with his most conniving and ruthless villain in a dangerous dance of deceit and revenge. The radiant language of love transforms into delirious ravings as his characters descend into jealousy, fear, and rage. Both expansive and claustrophobic, Othello is Shakespeare at the height of his creative power— a ravishing and unforgettable classic.

Start Date
2013-09-04
End Date
2014-06-14
Related Play(s)
Othello
Company Website Full Performance Details
USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterThe Merry Wives of Windsor
Start Date
2013-09-06
End Date
2014-06-15
Related Play(s)
The Merry Wives of Windsor
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USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterHenry IV, Part 1

In this thrilling and poignant coming-of-age story, Shakespeare gives us the whole world: the fabulous fat knight, the troubled king, the hot-blooded warrior, the prodigal prince, and the crew of big-hearted Eastcheap rabble rousers. Henry IV, Part 1 is Shakespeare’s masterful exploration of family and friends; honor and happiness; and those moments when we are forced to choose between the thing we desire and the thing we know we must do.

Start Date
2013-09-05
End Date
2014-06-14
Related Play(s)
Henry IV, Part 1
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USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterAs You Like It

To escape death, the extraordinary Rosalind, her brave cousin Celia, and one of Shakespeare’s funniest fools flee into the woods. There, in the bewitching Forest of Arden, they discover shepherds and aristocrats; country folk and lovers; and, ultimately, life, love, joy, and freedom. Shakespeare’s glorious and wise comedy reminds us of everything it is to be alive.

Start Date
2014-01-03
End Date
2014-04-03
Related Play(s)
As You Like It
Company Website Full Performance Details
USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterThe Servant of Two Masters

BLACKFRIARS PREMIERE. Disguised lovers, tricky servants, and well-meaning parents cross and double-cross one another along the canals of Venice in Carlo Goldoni’s slapstick filled, comic gem. The characters’ search for a happy ending depends entirely on the titular servant Truffaldino, who is constantly on the lookout for a decent meal. Truffaldino’s attempt to double his wages unravels with delicious mayhem in this joyous, 18thcentury lark.

Start Date
2014-01-16
End Date
2014-04-06
Related Play(s)
The Comedy of Errors
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USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterTimon of Athens

BLACKFRIARS PREMIERE. After wealthy Athenian Timon spends all his money entertaining, supporting, and bailing out his friends, he anticipates their help in his time of need. When his “friends” turn him down one-by-one, Timon transforms from Shakespeare’s most liberal spendthrift into his most tight-fisted misanthrope.

Start Date
2014-01-30
End Date
2014-04-04
Related Play(s)
Timon of Athens
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USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterEpicene, or The Silent Woman

BLACKFRIARS PREMIERE. In the bawdy, riotous tradition of all his city comedies, Ben Jonson’s Epicene explores love, sex, and trickery in Early Modern London. Urban playboy, Dauphine, wants his peace-and- quiet-loving Uncle Morose’s fortune and hatches an elaborate plan to get it. Take a suspiciously silent bride, all of Dauphine’s London cronies, and a deal that is simply too good to be true; and Morose gets a wedding day he won’t soon forget.

Start Date
2014-02-20
End Date
2014-04-05
Related Play(s)
Twelfth Night
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USA: Staunton, VAAmerican Shakespeare CenterThe Maid's Tragedy

BLACKFRIARS PREMIERE. The women of Beaumont and Fletcher’s unforgettable play bear the consequences of the scheming men around them. The power of true love falters when the King of Rhodes asks the noble Amintor to marry Evadne instead of his beloved Aspatia. When the lascivious reason for the King’s request comes to light, Amintor plots his revenge. But, blood will have blood, and one murder quickly multiplies into a bloodbath.

Start Date
2014-03-12
End Date
2014-04-05
Related Play(s)
Othello
Company Website Full Performance Details
USA: Staunton, VirginiaThe Slightly Skewed Shakespeare SeriesThe Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth anonymously written

The Slightly Skewed Shakespeare Series: Regional actors come together, scripts in hand, to perform lesser-known works from the early modern era. These staged readings begin at 7:30 pm, with pre-show workshops beginning at 7 pm. Pay What You Will, suggested donation $5.

Start Date
2014-04-27
End Date
2014-04-27
Related Play(s)
Henry V
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
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