We’re brushing up on our Shakespeare trivia to prepare for The Merchant of Venice. We’ve collected some facts for you to astound your friends and impress your theatre-going companions with.
Seattle Shakespeare Company News
The Merchant of Venice is getting ready to move on to the stage this week. Take a look at what’s going on in the rehearsal hall for Shakespeare’s interconnected tales of friendship, love, family, business, and intolerance.. See it at the Center Theatre March 20-April 15.
Classical plays with a female-forward leaning make up Seattle Shakespeare Company’s upcoming season just announced by Artistic Director George Mount. Plans for the company’s 2018-2019 season include Richard III, Arms and the Man, All’s Well That Ends Well, She Stoops to Conquer, and As You Like It.
The news on the Rialto is that we’ve got a stellar cast for The Merchant of Venice. See who’s joining us for the show.
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.
Join Seattle Shakespeare Company for a book signing and reading with author and Timon of Athens actor Kevin McKeon. Reading takes place on Saturday, February 3 at 4:30 PM (following the matinee performance) in the Center Theatre Lobby
Timon of Athens takes the stage next week. Here’s a peek into the rehearsal hall for Shakespeare’s rare and unusual drama. See it at the Center Theatre January 9-February 4.
Duke Ellington loved theatre and loved Shakespeare, but did you know that Ellington composed music for a production of Timon of Athens? Take a listen to his jazzy interpretation of Shakespeare’s false friendships and fortunes lost.
The character of Timon is an unusual tragic protagonist. There are shades of King Lear in the character as well as Iago from Othello. Since Timon of Athens is so seldom produced, actors tend to jump at the opportunity to play the title role. From Richard Thomas to Simon Russell Beale to Anthony Heald, some of the world’s most celebrated artists share their views on the play and the very challenging role of Timon.
Because it’s not performed all that often, chances are you’ve never seen a production of Timon of Athens. You may not have even known it is one of Shakespeare’s plays. Don’t worry. You’re in the same boat as a lot of other people. And we’re here to help give you some of the inside scoop on this rarity from Shakespeare’s canon.