Seattle Shakespeare Company News

Creating Summer Magic


Rehearsals for Wooden O summer 2015 began this week as the companies for As You Like It and Henry IV part 1 gathered together for a potluck dinner and to hear design presentations. Below is a transcript of Artist Director George Mount’s welcome to the company. I don’t care what the calendar says…today’s the first […]

Anticipating Shakespeare’s First Folio


Although it is still months away, we’re already getting excited about one of Shakespeare’s First Folio’s coming to Seattle next spring.  NPR featured a new book called the “Millionaire and the Bard” about Henry Folger’s search to collect first editions of Shakespeare’s plays.  His diligence will be Seattle’s gift when we finally get to see […]

Bluff Your Way Through the Play: Othello

Othello at a Glance

What’s the connection between Othello and Measure for Measure…besides the author? Ever use the phrase green-eyed monster and know where it originated? We’ve got answers and more in our handy guide to Othello. The Giraldi Connection Like many of his plays, Othello wasn’t entirely created from Shakespeare’s imagination.  He borrowed heavily from an Italian novella called […]

Flash Sale! – Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday


Buy One, Get One Free Ticket Sale to “Othello” We’re celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday. The Bard of Avon would be 451 years old today…and you get the gift! With our buy one, get one free ticket sale, you can bring a friend to our upcoming production of Othello (April 29-May 17). Considered to be Shakespeare’s most […]

Cuisine and Caring

Bill's Bash

  Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events If you’ve been to Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Bill’s Bash gala or opening night parties, you’ve tasted their scrumptious bites and experienced their excellent service. They’re in the lobby at ACT and here, in the Cornish Playhouse, selling treats and tending the bar. And recently, if you’ve been to Benaroya Hall, […]

Casting News: Wooden O 2015

Wooden O Casting News

We’re thrilled to announce our casting for this summer’s free Wooden O productions of Henry IV part 1 and As You Like It which start performances on Thursday, July 9. Lots of favorite artists from past Seattle Shakespeare Company productions will be in the parks this summer. Artistic Director George Mount will stage Henry IV […]

Psychological Wildfire: Othello


  Rehearsals are underway for our upcoming production of Othello later this spring. Director John Langs who staged our productions of Antony and Cleopatra and Hamlet, returns to helm Shakespeare’s charged tale of jealousy and deception.