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British, Broadway, television and film actor Linda Thorson to play leading roles in The Taming of the Shrew and Blithe Spirit at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Critically-acclaimed British actor Linda Thorson will play Baptista and Madame Arcati in Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, respectively, which play in repertory on the Main Stage July 13 to August 7.
Patrick Mulcahy: In 'Julius Caesar,' Shakespeare shows politics can be murder
A brash and triumphant politician with a god-like self-image unexpectedly wins over large segments of the populace, increasing his power and influence — but even some of his closest associates and allies consider him such a threat to the state and its ideals that they consider every possible strategy to stop him in his tracks. In his play "Julius Caesar," William Shakespeare gives Cassius the power of prophesy: "How many ages hence will this our lofty scene be acted over in states unborn and accents yet unknown." And so it goes..
Keith Hamilton Cobb to Play Title Role in Julius Caesar at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Noted Shakespearean and Emmy-nominated television actor Keith Hamilton Cobb will portray the charismatic warrior general and politician Julius Caesar in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary season’s production this summer.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 8th Annual Shakespeare Competition: 15 high schools, 71 students and $15,000 in renewable college scholarships
Shakespeare’s kings and clowns, queens and maidens strut and fret upon the stage in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 8th Annual Shakespeare Competition held Saturday on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.
Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way: More Students Get to Know Shakespeare Thanks to Grant from Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
A new program funded in part by a Community Partnership grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, “Where There’s a WILL, There’s a Way,” will provide free and subsidized tickets to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and its education programs.
Visionary Artist, Teacher, and Producer: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Founder Rev. Gerard J. Schubert, OSFS, Dies December 6, 2015
The visionary founder of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), Rev. Gerard J. Schubert, OSFS, died Sunday, December 6 at the Oblates of Saint Francis DeSales retirement complex in Childs, MD.
25th Anniversary Season: A Celebration of Love and Shakespeare at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar, and Love’s Labour’s Lost, plus the Romeo and Juliet-inspired musical West Side Story will be featured in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s 25th anniversary season, running June 3 through August 7, 2016.
Extraordinary Attendance and Productions at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival This Summer Prepares Company for 25th Anniversary Season in 2016
Center Valley, PA – With landmark attendance, ticket revenues exceeding $1,000,000 for the first time, a 45% increase in subscriptions and a main stage production playing to 103% capacity, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 24th season closed Sunday, August 2.
Vision 2030: A World Class PSF
The mission of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is to enrich, inspire, engage, and entertain the widest possible audience through first-rate professional productions of classical and contemporary plays, with a core commitment to the works of Shakespeare and other master dramatists, and through an array of educational outreach and mentorship programs.
Vision 2030: A Patron's Experience
The year is 2030. And it's a beautiful summer day. You live an hour and a half to the south of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and you prepare to make your annual pilgrimage to PSF, which has emerged as the highlight of your year for a number of years now. You check to make sure you have your tickets, booked online back in November. You learned the hard way a few years back how quickly the performances sell out due to the ever-growing popularity of the Festival in the Mid-Atlantic region.