Raising the Bard in San Diego!


COME TO ONE OF OUR MONTHLY OPEN SHAKESPEARE READINGS.

ALL WELCOME! READ OR JUST WATCH!

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.

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.

(Image: Courtesy La Jolla Riford Library)

(Image: Courtesy La Jolla Riford Library)

 

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015
    6.45pm-8.30pm
    Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village
    All’s Well That Ends Well (continued) directed by Kim Keeline

 

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
    6pm-8pm
    Encinitas Public Library
    Shakespeare’s curses and rants (bring your favorites) directed by Aimee Greenberg

 

  • Monday, September 21, 2015.
    6pm-7.30pm
    New Central Downtown Library, 4th Floor by the Shakespeare book stacks
    Love’s Labours Lost directed by Michael Romero.

>> See more info about our open readings and complete schedule

 


 

SAVE THE DATE! OUR 2015 CELEBRITY SONNETS AT THE OLD GLOBE: MONDAY OCTOBER 12th

The San Diego Shakespeare Society is proud to present our really fun annual Celebrity Sonnets event at the Old Globe. At each event, we ask local celebrities and performers to present sonnets to our audience.  We’ve had some phenomenal interpretations, including with dance, music, and different languages.

  • Monday, October 12th, 2015
    7.30pm
    Old Globe Theater, Balboa Park
    $20 or $10 members, seniors, military, students.

>> See more info about the Celebrity Sonnets

 


ANNOUNCING OUR 11th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO STUDENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2016

  • Saturday, April 9th
    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. Hope to see you all again for the 2016 festival.

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.

And here’s a video of part of the Comedy of Errors from our 2015 festival:

 

 

>> See more info about the Student Shakespeare Festival

 


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)