Here is a list of the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare activities this summer. Click the purple links to go to the calendar pages that provide all the details. Have a very Shakespearean summer!


Performances

Click the title to go to a calendar page with details.

Romeo & Juliet produced by Santa Fe Classic Theater
May 31 –June 9 • 7 p.m. • Botanical Garden • $10 to $45

The Comedy of Errors, produced by the Upstart Crows
July 26, 27 and Aug 2, 3 • 6 p.m. • Botanical Garden • $10

Measure for Measure, produced by the ISC
Aug 23 – Sept 8 • The Swan • $15 to $25

Henry the Fourth, Part One, produced by the ISC
August 22 – Sept 7 • The Swan • $15 to $25

Shakespeare & Monty Python, produced by the Upstart Crows
Directed by Ariana Karp
Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m.
The Swan • $10 at the door

 

Long Dead
But Well Read

Performed readings

The Knight of the Burning Pestle, by Francis Beaumont, 1607
Directed by Karen Machon
Saturday • June 8 • 7 p.m. • The Swan • $15 at the door

Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe, 1590
Directed by Nicholas Ballas
Saturday • July 13 • 7 p.m. • The Swan • $15 at the door

The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster, 1612
Directed by Ariana Karp
Saturday • August 10 • 7 p.m. • The Swan • $15 at the door

 

Staged Reading

Courage! To the Field!, by Else C. Went 2018
Sunday • June 23 • 7 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room
$15 at the door

 

Pre- and post- show Discussions, plus Performance

Tickets are all sold individually: Pay at the door for the talks; click the link to buy tickets for the performances.

You can go to any performance you choose, actually!

Measure for Measure

Pre-show Discussion: Thursday • August 22 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Attend the Performance: Friday August 237:30 p.m.or— Sunday August 252 p.m.
Post-show Discussion: Monday • August 26 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
The Swan Theater

Henry the Fourth, Part One

Pre-show Discussion: Thursday • August 29 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Attend the Performance: Friday • August 307:30 p.m.or— Sunday September 1 • 2 p.m.
Post-show Discussion: Monday • September 2 • 10 a.m. to 12 noon
The Swan Theater

 

Theatre Lovers Club

Theatre Lovers Club: The Director of the Upstart Crows discusses the youth performance of The Comedy of Errors.
Tuesday • July 9 • 6 to 7 p.m. Botanical Garden • Free

Theatre Lovers Club: The directors of the ISC discuss the rep season of Henry the Fourth and Measure for Measure.
Tuesday • August 6 • 6 to 7 p.m. The Swan • Free

 

Open Rehearsals

Drop-in for as long as you want and watch the actors and directors develop the play.

Upstart Crows: The Comedy of Errors
Tuesday • July 2 • 6 – 8:30 p.m. • Botanical Garden • $10

ISC: Henry the Fourth, Part One
Thursday • July 18 • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $10

ISC: Measure for Measure
Sunday • July 21 • 1:30 – p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $10

 

Shakespeare Reading Groups

Out loud and in community!

Shakespeare Close Readers:
Henry the Fourth, Part One
with Robin Williams
Every Sunday • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $5

Shakespeare Close Readers:
Merchant of Venice with Barry Hatfield
Every Sunday • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. • La Farge Library • Free

iRead Shakespeare:
Romeo & Juliet
until July 29 with Robin Williams
Every Monday • 6 to 8 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $5

iRead Shakespeare:
Merchant of Venice with Robin Williams
Every Wednesday • 10 a.m. to noon • Shakespeare Reading Room • $5


iDraw Shakespeare

Artists! Three unique drawing opportunities to draw live models in Elizabethan clothes. No experience necessary.

iDraw Shakespeare • Second Thursday of each month • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A Gallery Somewhere • $10 cash at the door

Session One • Thursday • June 13
Session Two • Thursday • July 11
Session Three • Thursday • August 8


Shakespeare on the Wall

Opening night at A Gallery Somewhere: View the show of local artists exhibiting work that somehow ties in with Shakespeare. Then stroll around the block to see the performance of Measure for Measure at The Swan (ticket not included!).

Friday • August 23 • 5 to 7 p.m. • free


Shakespeare Jeopardy!

Shakespeare Jeopardy! Show off your knowledge of the plays!
No teams—everyone can throw in an answer. Lots of laughter—and prizes!
Tuesday • July 30 • 6:30 to 8 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $10


Workshops on the Works

Shakespeare’s Language, with Dr. Robert Benedetti
Discover how Shakespeare manipulates language to create meaning and emotion, then see it in action. Saturday • June 15 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $25 • RSVP!

Let’s Edit Shakespeare, with Dr. Robin Williams
Why do editors edit the plays, and what do they do? Try your own hand at editing.
Saturday • July 6 • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $10 • RSVP!


Stage Combat!

Stage Combat, with Ambrose Ferber
Learn to wield a sword, plant a punch, pull someone around by their ear, and more.
Sat • July 13 • 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room

$10 to drop in and observe
$40 to take sword in hand


Elizabethan Dance

Learn a courtly dance with Ariana Karp and Caryl Farkas.
Friday • August 9 • 7 to 9 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room

$15 general
$10 students