“I like this place, and willingly could waste my time in it.” — As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 4
We're definitely bookmarking the opening of Shakespeare & Co. in Rittenhouse Square this summer!
Led by our Shakespeare scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo, this lecture will look at all the different ways Shakespeare presented race in his plays. Shakespeare’s England was a profoundly xenophobic culture, with most people considering the Irish an entirely different race than the English, never mind people from Africa or the New World. As acceptance and equal treatment have become hallmarks of modern Western thought, Shakespeare has been conceived of as a humanist who transcended his culture’s biases, but is that always true? Take a deeper look and join us as we explore this topic further. Click here to register today: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/980578
“You’re not defined by the worst thing you’ve ever done. That’s the biggest lesson that Shakespeare has taught me: is that we’re bigger than the mistakes that we’ve made, we’re bigger than the crimes that brought us to prison."
Are you an educator who loves Shakespeare and loves Chocolate?
In an effort to promote community and meet teachers in person instead of through technology, our Education Director, Rebekah Joy, will come visit you at your school! She will bring you information about our programs, tell you stories about awesome things happening in area schools, and of course, bring you chocolate and other goodies.
Interested in a visit? email Rebekah at firstname.lastname@example.org and schedule one today! This visit is completely FREE!
"Valentine’s Day also falls during Philly Theatre Week, and the festival boasts 18 date-night possibilities for February 14. The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre gets cuddly with an open-mic poetry night entitled Shakespeare in Love."
Check out the full list of exciting #PhillyTheatreWeek opportunities running now thru February 18. And don't miss our Shakespeare in Love: Open Mic Poetry Night at the Free Library of Philadelphia this Wednesday (2/14) at 6pm!
"The course of true love never did run smooth." Join us for #ValentinesDay this February 14 at the Free Library of Philadelphia for our annual Shakespeare in Love: Open Mic Poetry Night. Staged in the Free Library's beautiful Skyline Room—featuring sweeping views of the Philadelphia skyline at night—guests are invited to perform a favorite famous love poem, monologue, or scene in front of the audience, or simply enjoy the performances of the night as an audience member! All are welcome during this Open Mic Night highlighting the greatest love poets of our time.
Admission to this event is free, but advance registration is required: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/980760
Attention Teachers: We will be hosting a spring professional development workshop and would love your input to help in our planning. Please take a moment to answer this ONE QUESTION survey, so we can choose a date that would work best for the greatest number of people. Thank you in advance for your help!
What a great crowd during our “Shakespeare & Sex” lecture tonight at the Free Library of Philadelphia! Led by scholar-in-residence, Dr. Annalisa Castaldo, this lecture explored the sexy side of Shakespeare in a variety of his works, including how sex motivated the plot and how it would have been portrayed on stage. Don’t miss our next lecture in our series on March 14: Lecture: Shakespeare & Race. Admission is FREE with advance registration!
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Coming up soon: Lecture: Shakespeare & Sex at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 17. Admission is FREE with advance registration. Reserve your seat today! https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/980577
"From the roses of “Romeo and Juliet” to the lilies of “The Winter’s Tale,” William Shakespeare mentioned plants 200 times in his plays and sonnets. He knew the power of plants to elicit emotion and help tell a story, especially in the 16th century."
There's still time to join the global #GivingTuesday movement! Please consider a gift to the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre to help us continue to bring Shakespeare to life in schools across the region through our artist-in-residence program and our professional touring production of MACBETH. Visit www.phillyshakespeare.org/give to make your tax-deductible contribution today!
“When you give students an opportunity to get out of their seats, onto a stage, and interact with the text and interact with each other; when you’re going beyond just reading and discussing, and they get physically engaged and then you see them get emotionally engaged . . . The experience just takes learning to a whole new level.” — Greenfield Elementary School, Literacy Teacher
By supporting the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre today on #GivingTuesday, you can help us continue to bring Shakespeare to life in schools across the region through our artist-in-residence program and our professional touring production of MACBETH. Visit www.phillyshakespeare.org/give to make your tax-deductible contribution today!
“I really appreciated the performance especially since nowadays with budget cuts, we aren't able to enjoy many performing arts programs. I especially loved being able to have a dialogue with the actors, and really hope this is something we can do again.” — Agora Charter, 11th grade student
Join us today on #GivingTuesday with a gift to the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Your support will help us bring Shakespeare to life in schools across the region through our artist-in-residence program and our professional touring production of MACBETH. Visit www.phillyshakespeare.org/give to make your tax-deductible contribution today!
"The actors aren’t teaching the plays as texts. They get the students out of their chairs … and have them imagine what it would be like to play a particular character. What it would be like to make their facial gestures, to walk the way they walk.” — Baldwin School, English Teacher
Today on #GivingTuesday, November 28, please consider a gift to the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Your support will help us bring Shakespeare to life in schools across the region through our artist-in-residence program and our professional touring production of MACBETH. Visit www.phillyshakespeare.org/give to make your tax-deductible contribution today!