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Happy 450th, Shakespeare!

The Bard of Avon was born 450 years ago and, rightly so, England is celebrating his enduring legacy. Rather than zipping over to Stratford for the day and checking off Shakespeare sites from a list, I wanted to experience the landscapes that inspired his words. That’s how I found myself ordering waterproof shoes, packing light layers and Lycra, and landing in London to bike Shakespeare’s Way, a self-guided route around the English countryside.

Wherefore Art Thou, Ashland?

A Comic-Con for Shakespeare freaks. People out in the street dressed up as their favorite characters — Hamlet, Othello, Juliet, Puck — verbally jousting with lines from their respective plays. That’s what I expected to find when I arrived at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. I quickly learned that I had underestimated the operation.

Get Lost at Sea in D.C.’s Folger Shakespeare Library

By: Cindy Scott Ahoy! Calling all would-be salty sea dogs and lovers of nautical lore–Washington, D.C.‘s Folger Shakespeare Library has just the exhibit for you. Lost at Sea: The Ocean in the English Imagination, 1550-1750 is a brilliant collection of writings, maps, atlases, globes, and antique navigational paraphernalia, on display now through September 4 in…

D.C.’s Staging a New Theater Scene

When Senior Editor Norie Quintos noticed a stack of ticket stubs piling up on her desk, she realized it was time to take another look at D.C.’s buzzing theater scene. Washington, D.C., has always been a theater town to the cultural cognoscenti – an admittedly dedicated few – but a new crop of glam stages…

Bard in the Yard

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IT recently enjoyed a glorious evening of scenery and greenery at the D.C. Shakespeare Theatre Company‘s annual Free for All in Rock Creek Park‘s Carter Barron Amphitheatre. The excellent production of Pericles, combined with the inherent pleasure of getting something for nothing, got us thinking about free outdoor Shakespeare and where else to find it.…