*CLOSED* Summer of Shakespeare




It is never too early to expose your students to the brilliance of the Bard of Avon and what better way then FREE Shakespeare summer performances.


We have compiled a list of a few recommended professional productions throughout Southern, Central, and Northern California. We have also included links to some free study guides and engaging enrichment activities for the home educator as a companion to the plays listed.




South


Independent Shakespeare Co. Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival



A Midsummer Night’s Dream   

June 30 - September 2 at 7:00PM

ASL interpreted performance on August 18


Performance site is at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park, there is no physical address for the site. However, the very nearby ranger station is:

4730 Crystal Springs Drive, 90027




Accompanying Pre-show Special Events Throughout the Summer!


SALON SERIES
 - Thursday, July 12, Starting at 6:00 PM

  • Pre-show discussion with Melissa Chalsma, Director of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Artistic Director & co-founder of Independent Shakespeare Co.


  • Want the inside scoop on the story you’re about to see? Join us for a conversation about the themes, stylistic elements, and contemporary aspects of the evening’s play. Learn about the process we took to get to the production you'll be experiencing.

MYSTICAL CREATURE NIGHT - Friday, July 13, Starting at 6:30 PM

  • Be a part of our fairy kingdom for a night of cosplay and costumes! All magical creatures are welcome and all ages are encouraged to dress up!

FAMILY FAIRY NIGHT - July 15, July 21, August 18th, August 26th, Starting at 5:00 PM

  • Bring the kids for a night of dress up and fun! Costumes are encouraged! And there will be magical activities. Check in at the Pop Up Lobby to "fairy up!"

PLAYERS IN THE PARK - July 15th, July 21st, August 18th, August 26th, Starting at 5:00 PM

  • Join us for a high-energy, interactive workshop taught with teaching artists you’ll see in A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Perfect for families, these workshops give insight into the characters, plot, and artistic choices of the evening’s play.

  • Open to learners of all ages.

  • Reservations recommended.


Resources





Shakespeare By The Sea




The Merry Wives of Windsor

and

The Winter’s Tale  


June 14 - August 17


24 locations in Los Angeles and Orange County.







Accompanying Pre-show Special Events Throughout the Summer!


STAGESIDE CHATS

  • Spend 20 minutes stage-side before the show for informal, open-forum chit-chats with directors, designers, and members of the production and/or artistic team. Most Saturdays (except for 6/18) approximately 1 hour prior to curtain.


Resources





Summer Film Screenings At The Old Globe Theatre*



The Old Globe is located in Balboa Park, San Diego’s cultural treasure.


Our theatres are located off of El Prado between the San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Man.


Directions to the Old Globe


*Please notice the ratings for these performances and use your best judgment for your student.


Monday, July 16, 2018 - Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes) at 7:00 p.m.


Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center




Common Sense Media Review



Monday, July 30, 2018 - Othello (Orson Welles) at 7:00 p.m.


Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center




Wikipedia



Monday, August 27, 2018 - Richard III (Richard Eyre) at 8:00 p.m.


Lowell Davies Festival Theatre





IMDB Parent Guide


Resources




Central




Woodward Shakespeare Festival


Woodward Regional Park

7775 N Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93720


Othello

June 14 – July 7

Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 PM


Much Ado About Nothing

August 2 – 25, 8:00 PM

Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 PM


Resources




North



The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival



A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 30 - September 23

5 locations in the bay area


Resources

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