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SEE OUR BARD NEWS NEWSLETTER  – SUMMER 2015 EDITION

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SUMMER MEMBERSHIP SALE!! 

Join the San Diego Shakespeare Society now and you won’t need to renew until January 1st, 2017. This is a great time to join.  Click here to join!

 


SAN DIEGO’S OLD GLOBE PRESENTS A SUMMER SEASON OF SHAKESPEARE FILMS

>> Read all about the films and plan ahead in this KPBS article

and here’s a trailer for one of the movies they’ll be showing (Much Ado About Nothing, Monday, August 3rd, 7pm, Shiley Stage):

 


JOIN US FOR AN UPCOMING OPEN READING! ALL WELCOME! READ OR JUST WATCH!

(Image: Courtesy La Jolla Riford Library)

(Image: Courtesy La Jolla Riford Library)

 

  • Tuesday July 28th. 6pm-7.30pm
    La Jolla Riford Public Library
    Twelfth Night directed by Janet McGinniss (winner of our 2015 ‘Upstart Crow Idol’ contest)

 

  • Tuesday August 4th. 6.45pm-8.30pm
    Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village
    All’s Well That Ends Well directed by Kim Keeline

 

  • Tuesday August 11th. 6pm-8pm
    Encinitas Public Library
    A Winter’s Tale (continued) directed by Aimee Greenberg

 

  • Tuesday  September 1st.  6.45pm-8.30pm
    Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village
    All’s Well That Ends Well (continued) directed by Kim Keeline

 

>> See more info and the schedule of upcoming readings

 


ANNOUNCING OUR 11th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO STUDENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2016

  • The 2016 San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival
    Saturday April 16th
    Noon to 4pm

    The Prado promenade
    Balboa Park

Our 2015 Festival was lots of fun! Thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered for, and performed at the Festival. Thanks to our judges! Thanks to Maria who coordinated the whole event! Great job! Thanks to all the parents, family members, and others who made the costumes. And most of all thanks to the wonderful teachers who put so much time and effort into coaching their students to excel. You know who you are!!!

From the 2015 Festival. Young people perform scenes from ‘A Comedy of Errors’.

Hope to see you all again next year!! The 2016 Festival will be on Saturday April 16th.

Monica Hall, drama teacher at Carlsbad High School, Alex Sandie of the San Diego Shakespeare Society, and some of her students at the 2015 Student Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Monica Hall.

Monica Hall, drama teacher at Carlsbad High School, Alex Sandie of the San Diego Shakespeare Society, and some of her students at the 2015 Student Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Monica Hall.

Photo by Beth Accomando

A famous scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed at the 2015 Student Shakespeare Festival. Photo courtesy of Beth Accomando.

>> See some photos on Facebook taken by Beth Accomando

>> See KPBS’s coverage of the Festival by Beth Accomando

 


SHAKESPEARE FIRST FOLIO TOURING EXHIBITION TO VISIT SAN DIEGO IN 2016!!

San Diego’s Old Globe Theater and San Diego Public Library have successfully led an effort to have the Folger Shakespeare Library‘s First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare touring exhibition come to San Diego in 2016. We can’t wait!

>> Read the article in the San Diego UT

>> Read the press release from the Old Globe

The cover page of a Shakespeare First Folio. (Photo: Old Globe)

The cover page of a Shakespeare First Folio. (Photo: Old Globe)

 


COME TO ONE OF OUR OPEN SHAKESPEARE READINGS

Join us for one of these regular informal evenings in San Diego with the Bard, starring you! All welcome. Free. Anyone can join in the reading or just come along to listen. Parts are re-assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can read.

shakespeare at the beach

(Image: Courtesy La Jolla Riford Library)

These popular readings are fun, interactive, creative, and great public speaking and acting practice. They are also a good way to meet other people who are interested in Shakespeare and his work.

We hold open readings at several locations:

  • Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village
  • Encinitas Library
  • La Jolla Library
  • Central Library in downtown

>> See more info and the schedule of upcoming readings

 


WATCH THE SAN DIEGO SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY 2014 OLD GLOBE CELEBRITY SONNETS PERFORMANCE!!!

Recorded at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, San Diego. October 13th 2014

 The video was recorded and edited for us by Shamus Brown. THANKS SHAMUS!

 

The 2015 Celebrity Sonnets at the Old Globe in Balboa Park will be Monday, October 12th, 7.30pm. Click here for more information.