Here is a list of the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare 2019 activities. Join us in 2020 for a very Shakespearean summer!


Performances

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2020 performances:
As You Like It with SFCT
Coriolanus and Julius Caesar with ISC
TBA with the Upstart Crows

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

Questions of Honor, produced by the ISC
Aug 22 – Sept 8 • The Swan • $15 to $25

Shakespeare and 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 of plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries

2020 readings:
Arden of Faversham, anonymous
A Woman Killed with Kindness, by Thomas Heywood

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-show Talks

Pre-show talks 2020:
Pre-show talks for Coriolanus and Julius Caesar are held before every show, 7 p.m.

Questions of Honor
Before each show • 7 p.m.

 

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 Questions of Honor
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.

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

ISC: Questions of Honor
Thursday • July 18 • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Shakespeare Reading Room • $10
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

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

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

2020 workshop:
What the heck is iambic pentameter and why should I care? with Robin Williams

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