• Cymbeline

    July 17-August 4, 2019: Free Shakespeare on the Common takes up residence once again with Shakespeare’s lovely mystical dramedy Cymbeline. The play chronicles the fates of King Cymbeline and his family through a journey of deception, intrigue and separation. Join his daughter Imogen, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved heroines, as she is swept into a nearly mythic realm of mistaken identities, twists and turns, and the all-consuming quest for true love.

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  • Apprentice Program: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Featuring Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice program for pre-professional actors performing on Thursday, July 25, Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28 at the Boston Center for the Arts.

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  • Apprentice Program: All’s Well That Ends Well

    Featuring Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Apprentice program for pre-professional actors performing on Wednesday, July 24, Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27 at the Boston Center for the Arts.

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  • Volunteer

    Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is looking for volunteers for its 24th season of FREE Shakespeare on the Common.This summer’s production of Cymbeline is performing Wednesday, July 16th through Sunday, August 4th near the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. Give your… Read More

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Support Free Shakespeare on the Common in the Friends Section!

Free Shakespeare on the Common is made possible each year through a combination of grants, sponsorships, and donations collected through the Friends Section program. The Friends Section consists of lawn chairs set in front of the stage for your convenience.

Hamlet 360: Thy Father's Spirit

CSC has taken Shakespeare’s most iconic play to meet the cutting edge of immersive storytelling in Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit, embracing the immersive power of VR to plunge the viewer into Hamlet’s harrowing journey. A 60 minute, cinematic, 360-degree adaptation that explores new dimensions of the medium by casting the viewer as the Ghost of Hamlet’s dead father.

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