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Articles About Shakespeare

  • Bulldog Theatre Festival — Two plays address timely issues

    Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School performing arts teacher Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp directed students in English teacher Desiree Nickell’s class as they studied “Romeo and Juliet” recently. From left to right are students Dezmond Wilson, Matt Duncan, Carina Basora and Vera Roberts. Shakespeare’s classic work is one of two plays being performed as part of the Bulldog Theatre Festival. The first play, “Girls Like That,” runs Nov. 2–4; “Romeo and Juliet” is the following weekend, Nov. 9–11.(Submitted photo by Desiree Nickel)

    The two productions — one contemporary, one classical — on the docket for this fall’s Bulldog Theater Festival deal with social pressure, expectations and violence.

  • YSTC’s ‘Midsummer’ magic

    Continuing the tradition of presenting Shakespeare under the stars, the Yellow Springs Theater Company will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this weekend and next, July 13–14 and 20–21, at 8 p.m., on the grounds behind Mills Lawn School. At a recent rehearsal, from left, villagers Ali Thomas, who plays Fairy Queen Titania; Amy Magnus, the fairy Cobweb; and Brian Upchurch, who as Nick Bottom finds himself in a temporary lamentable circumstance. (Photo by Carol Simmons )

    Fanciful, magical and at times uproariously funny, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a popular go-to production for summer outdoor theater.

  • Shakespeare, two Mondays a month

    Longtime Shakespeare Study Club members Rae Dewey and Esther Rothman, both now deceased, presented a two-part program, “Fools in Shakespeare,” in 2009, with current member Donna Denman looking on. The group was formed as a women’s club in 1904, and has met continuously since then, still with an all-women membership. Copies of annual program booklets dating back to the club’s earliest years are held in the Antiochiana archives. (Submitted photo; scans courtesy of Antiochiana)

    For 113 years, a members-only group of Yellow Springs women has been meeting to read and discuss the works of Shakespeare and other authors. The women call themselves the Shakespeare Study Club, and that middle word — study — signals the group’s seriousness.

  • Politics, music (and blood) in YSTC’s Caesar

    Aaron Saari (left), in the title role of Julius Caesar, and Jared Mola, as Brutus, rehearse the moment Caesar learns of his trusted comrade’s ultimate betrayal, in preparation for Yellow Springs Theater Company’s presentation of Shakespeare’s political tragedy, July 14–15 and 21–22, under the stars on the grounds behind Mills Lawn School. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Inspired by the renowned Antioch Shakespeare festivals of the 1950s, the YSTC performances of ‘Julius Caesar’ will be presented Fridays and Saturdays, July 14–15 and 21–22, in the field behind Mills Lawn School, with live music starting at 7 p.m. and the play’s opening at 8.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    FreeShakespeare! performed their rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Antioch amphitheater last Saturday evening.