Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicated to bringing the works of William Shakespeare in vital and contemporary productions to the people of Boston and to exploring Shakespeare’s plays with local youth in innovative and creative ways. Best known for its annual free performances on Boston Common, CSC also presents several free play-reading events during the year, including Theatre in the Rough, Shakespeare & the Law, and Shakespeare & Leadership. The Company fulfills its educational mission with training programs for pre-professional actors through its Summer Academy. Throughout the year, CSC partners with area schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to provide in and after-school theater activities to inner-city youth. Recent productions include Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus, and All’s Well That Ends Well (2012 Elliot Norton Award-winner for Best Production, Large Theater). CSC is the Theatre in residence at Babson College.