This summer Seattle Shakespeare Company will celebrate 25 years of bringing free Shakespeare to our region’s parks with productions of King Lear and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Both shows will start performances on July 12 and will perform in 12 different park venues through August 12.
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 […]
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 […]
Marta Zekan from KING FM’s Arts Channel spoke with director Sheila Daniels about her experience bringing our production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” to the stage. What is it about this particular play that hits us on such a personal level? Why do we never tire of analyzing and dissecting it? Sheila shares her thoughts and her […]
Following a sold-out run of The Importance of Being Earnest, Seattle Shakespeare Company announced today that it will extend its production of King Lear through May 17 with four additional performances at the Cornish Playhouse. King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels opens on Friday, April 25. The production will have a total of 20 performances […]
Take a peek into rehearsal for “King Lear.”
If you’re looking for political intrigue, dynastic feuding, disguises, storms, bloodshed, and wresting for power, you could tune into HBO’s series “Game of Thrones” or you could see the original source live – Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” “King Lear” has cropped up frequently in the news as of late and recent major productions of the play […]
Seattle Shakespeare Company completes its 2013-2014 indoor season this spring with Shakespeare’s tragedy of a family and country splintered by misrule and pride — King Lear directed by Sheila Daniels. The ultimate family drama matched by intense political intrigue, King Lear traces an aging monarch’s descent into madness. Weary of his royal duties, King Lear […]
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Our cast for “King Lear” is nearly complete and we’re thrilled with the company that will be joining us for the production this spring. Dan Kremer will play the title role of Lear. Dan just finished up his run as John of Gaunt in our “Richard II.” Joining him as Lear’s daughters Goneril, Regan, and […]