Much Ado About Nothing

Sparkle and Delight in “Much Ado About Nothing”

For the start of our 2013-2014 season Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director George Mount is staging one of his favorite plays: “Much Ado About Nothing.” He recently sat down to talk about why he likes the play so much as well as some of the treats in store for the production. As someone who works […]

On Playing Shakespeare with Matt Shimkus

Matt Shimkus was first introduced to Seattle Shakespeare Company audiences when he played Demetrius in our 2008 Wooden O production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the parks. Whether it was playing a Russian mobster in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” or being part of that devious duo Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in “Hamlet,” he’s always […]

Know Thyself – George Mount on the 2013-2014 Season

Before rehearsals started up for “Much Ado About Nothing,” we sat down with Artistic Director George Mount to get his thoughts on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season. “Know Thyself” is the organizing idea behind all of the play choices this year. Find out why George chose the plays he did and learn about some of […]

“Do you do traditional Shakespeare?”

We are asked this question all the time…”Do you do traditional Shakespeare?” This week The New York Times is exploring the issue of whether or not updating the setting of Shakespeare’s plays is advantageous or not. It’s really rare for us to produce a show set in the Elizabethan era. For example, we’re resetting “Much Ado […]

Quarrelling Couple Cast for “Much Ado”

Jennifer Lee Taylor and Matt Shimkus are matched as the argumentative and amorous couple Beatrice and Benedick in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s indoor season opener “Much Ado About Nothing.” Artistic Director George Mount will stage the production set in a coastal resort area in 1953. Taylor recently played Eliza Doolittle in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of […]