FREE April 13th : Folger’s – Shakespeare Birthday Lecture: “Sensational Shakespeare”

Reactions to Shakespeare have varied from tears to rapture to outrage. Professor Russell Jackson looks at historical performances to explore how extreme staging and audience responses have produced “Sensational Shakespeare.”

April 13,   8pm at the Folger’s Elizabethan Theatre

See link for Details

FREE: April 23rd ASC Does Shakespeare’s Birthday plus more…

Shakespeares BirthdayIt seems the American Shakespeare Center would like to invite you to a special celebration of William Shakespeare’s Birthday happening on April 23rd with cake and contests , and much mirth and merriment.  RSVP requested, more details at this Link:

BUT… That’s not all, as  I was bouncing around their web  site to see what else was going on that weekend, it turns out on  Saturday the 25th they’re having their annual  “Stark Raving Sane Benefit” at 5:30 pm at the  Blackfriars Playhouse. Looks like it will be a lot of fun also, so check out that  Link:

If you do decide to go to Staunton you can check out this prior post  for ideas about where to eat, stay etc…   Link:  Staunton VA, and the American Shakespeare Center. The best hidden spot in the world.

BARGAIN! Apr.1st – 4th American Shakespeare Center: Pay-What-You-Will, HAMLET, COMEDY of ERRORS & More!

blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton VA

Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton VA

Here is your bargain get away. The Blackfriars Theater in Staunton Virginia is opening the Spring season with a “Pay What You Will” event. From the 1st to the 4th you can see Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and “Pay What You Will”. See the plays and if you got the cash, write them a FAT JUICY CHECK! Otherwise just go an enjoy and… “Pay What You Will”! Remember though, even a smallest donation can do nothing but help keep this wonderful place alive.

Spring season and “Pay What You Will Info:

“Performances Begin April 1

The Spring Season opens with a preview of Hamlet on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Blackfriars Playhouse, followed by initial performances of all three spring productions through April 4. These performances are all pay-what-you-will, but for the best seats, we recommend that you reserve in advance. For details and showtimes, see the ASC’s online calendar. And for tickets and information, call the Blackfriars box office at 1-877-MUCH-ADO or 1-540-851-1733.”


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