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What Shakespeare Watched

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

What Shakespeare Watched

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Join The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre for this free event as we celebrate the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450 with our Shakespeare in the World lecture and performance series.

Although we have no documentary evidence about specific plays Shakespeare might have seen growing up or in the first few years of his London career, we do know what kinds of plays were performed in London and Stratford Upon Avon in the 1570's and 1580's. This presentation by Dr. Annalisa Castaldo will provide historical and literary background about the theater that influenced Shakespeare and performances from several of the actual plays, as Dr. Castaldo takes a look at the lives and work of the playwrights who preceded Shakespeare, such as Robert Greene, John Lyly, Thomas Kyd and, of course, Christopher Marlowe. By placing Shakespeare back in the company of men he knew, admired and emulated, we will have a fuller picture of both his individual genius and the richness and variety of the Elizabethan Theater.

 The Shakespeare in the World lecture and performance series if part of Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450 - a partnership of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, the Free Library of Philadelphia and numerous other regional cultural organizations to offer a year packed full of engaging, enlightening, and entertaining programs and events designed to celebrate Shakespeare in all his classic and modern incarnations. 

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Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Since 1996, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre has produced more than 40 Shakespeare productions through fresh, muscular, and vivid interpretations that have at their center the actor and the playwright. Along with annual productions of works written by William Shakespeare, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s decade-long Open Door Project offers state-of-the-art Shakespeare programming to high school and middle school students including student matinees, Artist-in-Residence, and professional touring productions. We have served over 70,000 students in the Philadelphia region. We also offer a Shakespeare in the World lecture and performance series. The Classical Acting Academy offers professional training for early career actors, classes for adults and teens, and free performances to the public each summer. The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's next production is Love's Labour's Lost, running from July 30th- August 17th, 2014. 

To learn more, visitwww.phillyshakespeare.org

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iHamlet

Directed By David O'Connor 

Featuring Melissa Dunphy as Hamlet 

When: September 7th-September 14th, 2014 

Wednesday-Saturday@ 7:00pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm

Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 

Box Office Phone: 215-496-8001 

 

Henry V

Directed By Aaron Cromie 

When: October 22nd- November 16th, 2014

Wednesday-Saturday@ 7:00pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm

Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 

Box Office Phone: 215-496-8001 

 

King Lear

Directed By Carmen Khan 

When: April 3rd- May 18th, 2014 

Wednesday-Saturday@ 7:00pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm

Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 

Box Office Phone: 215-496-8001 

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