Seattle Shakespeare Company Education News

The Rhythm is Going to Get You

Rhyme and Rhythm - French

As Shakespeare fans, we’re used to hearing the rhythm of iambic pentameter and occasional rhymed verse. So it may be a little surprising just how much the rhyme and rhythm of Tartuffe take center stage in this production. Unlike Shakespeare, the rhyme scheme doesn’t come and go. Why is that? Here’s a look at the […]

A Path to Shakespeare

Path with Art - Shakespeare Troupe

They meet in a room called “Faith” at the Recovery Café, around the corner from Cornish College of the Arts and a stone’s throw away from the offices of Amazon.com. They range in age from young adult to senior citizen. They come from women’s shelters, get referred by therapists and case workers, or sometimes a friend […]

Wrapping Up a Momentous Year

John Bradshaw and George Mount

We’ve been taking time to reflect on the year gone by and to start setting our sights on the horizon. It’s been a busy and exciting time for the company, and we are enormously proud of the achievements of the past year. When we compared our personal lists of highlights, they differed slightly, so we […]

Who were these people? Audiences in Shakespeare’s Day

Globe audiences 2

In Shakespeare’s day, London theaters like the Globe could accommodate up to 3,000 people watching popular plays. With theaters running most afternoons, that could mean as many as 10,000-20,000 people could see a play every week! Who were these people? Shakespeare’s audience was the very rich, the upper middle class, and the lower middle class. […]

2013-2014: An Outstanding Season

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After closing out the financial records for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season, Managing Director John Bradshaw announced that the company ended the year in the black with revenues of $1.6 million, a record high for the company.  This is the 13th straight year that the company has ended the year with a positive fund balance. “In […]

Short Shakes “Much Ado”

Short Shakes "Much Ado About Nothing"

This fall six young actors take on “Much Ado About Nothing.” They’ve been working hard as well as having fun. Short Shakes is more than just putting on a play, it is an experience that fosters compassion, creates better listeners, promotes critical thinking, and develops courage. Join us for their showcase performances Saturday, November 9th at 11:00am […]

Camp Bill on the Radio

Camp Bill - KUOW

KUOW’s Marcie Sillman stopped by Seattle Shakespeare Company to work on a piece she’s doing about Camp Bill.  She recorded the morning warm up session and then captured some audio of the Camp Bill troupe practicing their group finale of “The Rain, It Raineth Every Day.” First time camper Duncan Weinland chatted with Marcie about […]