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All's Well That Ends Well performances are free
·Rent or bring a chair - rentals $7 + $3 deposit
·Reserve a spot close to the stage click here
Parking Boston Common Garage
·Bring a blanket to sit on
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Suffolk University present The Last Will, the final installment Distinguished Scholar in Residence Robert Brustein’s trilogy about the life of William Shakespeare.
The Last Will finds William Shakespeare retired at his country home in Stratford after decades of struggle and success in the city of London.
Presented each season in partnership with the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalists Society and McCarter & English. Shakespeare & the Law features a staged reading of a Shakespeare play (past performances include Othello, The Merchant of Venice and Henry V) performed by local, state and national lawyers, judges and other politicos. The presentation is followed by a panel discussion lead by a moderator.
CSC's touring initiative to local parks. The 2011 summer season features two productions: Shakespeare on Love, a collection of scenes, songs and sonnets from Shakespeare performed by Apprentices enrolled in Summer Apprentice Program, and A Shakespearean Cabaret featuring students from New England Conservatory.
A Boston tradition since 1996, CSC has been presenting fully-staged productions of Shakespeare plays free-of-charge to Boston audiences.
Sponsored by New England Conservatory, Commonwealth Concerts is a series of pre-show concerts featuring a wide range of musical stylings before performances of Shakespeare on the Common.
Special events--including our Annual Gala--held throughout the year to raise funds to support all of CSC's FREE programming.
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Reserved chairs now available!Read More
Tour of the Parks
Various locations in Boston
Join us for the Tour of the Parks this July!Read More
Family Day/Free Fun Friday
Friday, July 26, 2013
Join us Friday July 26th for Family Day in conjunction with Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday!Read More
Free For All Concerts
Join us in July for Free for All concerts!Read More
Closing out the 10-week saga of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Apprenticeship was both a relief and a little sad. A relief it was, purely in the physical sense because we had been working so hard for so long. Sad, in the sense that this wonderful creative environment that we learned so much for was ending.
For our final classes together, we had the pleasure of working one on one with Steve Maler in a Master Class on monologues. It was a perfect way to close the program: we were able to implement the techniques and exercises we had learned throughout our program in one final monologue to show Steve. He really took the time with each of us (all 21!) to work as if we were the only person in the class. Really specific to us, really specific to who we are as actors. And he helped us move forward with the pieces.
I chose Lady Macbeth for my final piece. I don't know, maybe I was on a power trip from playing Lady Percy all summer, but I wanted to go powerful, and to delve into the fear, and darkness of the piece.