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All's Well That Ends Well performances are free
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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.
Shakespeare and... Leadership
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:30pm
The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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The Last Will
When I was in seventh grade, I was bussed to see Yale Repertory Theatre's production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. It changed my life, which is part of why I am so passionate about the large student audiences attending our shows here at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In eighth grade, I staged my own adaptation of MIDSUMMER with that year's seventh
graders, my first attempt to direct. Ever since, Shakespeare's work has been at the heart of my artistic life.
I am quite confident that the man from Stratford wrote the plays. I spent twenty years of my career working with low-income rural and urban communities through Cornerstone Theater Company, and so I completely reject the notion that a literary genius cannot come from relatively humble means. It is also very clear from the texts themselves that the plays were written in a deep collaboration with a theater company with an acting company at its heart. It just shouts off the page of every scene that the author did not write at an isolated remove but was creating alongside the actors who originated the roles.
*Bill Rauch currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Rauch graduated from Harvard College, USA, in 1984 where he was a recipient of the Louis Sudler Prize for outstanding graduating artist. He has taught at University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, California State University, Los Angeles and the University of California, Irvine as a Professor of Directing and Community Based Theater. Rauch has directed plays at South Coast Repertory, the Mark Taper Forum, Yale Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and many others. He co-founded the community-based Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles, where he was artistic director for twenty years, during which time he directed over forty plays.