• Shakespeare on the Common

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    Food & Beverages

    • · Vendors available onsite
    • · Personal food & drink welcome
    • · No alcohol
  • Tickets & Seating

    · Performances are free & open to the public

    · Bring a blanket to sit on

    · Bring or rent a chair - rentals $5 + $5 deposit

    · Learn more about sitting in our Friends Section

    · Additional information will be posted in the spring

  • Other Info

    · Parking: Boston Common Garage

    · Restrooms available onsite

King Lear

Apprentice Showcase 2015

Commonwealth Concerts

Without You

See Calendar for matinee schedule

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  • July 22 - August 9, 2015

    King Lear

  • Begins July 31, 2015

    Apprentice Showcase 2015

    • When:

    • Venue:

      Various

    • Need to know:

      All performances are FREE

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  • Friday, July 30 - Friday, August 7

    Commonwealth Concerts

    • When:

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Commonwealth Concerts Sponsored by New England Conservatory, July 30-August 7, 2015. Concerts begin 90 minutes before curtain on the main stage at Shakespeare on the Common. 

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  • September 9-13, 2015

    Without You

    • When:

      September 9-13, 2015 80 minutes

    • Venue:

      Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College

    • Need to know:

      Run time is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

      Seating will begin 30 min prior to curtain.

      Directions & Commuting Information to the Carling-Sorenson Theater

      No refunds on ticket purchases. Ticket exchanges for another performance will be accommodated up to 24 hours in advance.

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Education at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Studying Shakespeare is valuable to anyone.  These texts are a kind of intellectual and emotional gymnasium that challenge readers/performers in close-reading and offer opportunities for complex emotional exploration, but many students stumble even before they encounter the first line of a play.  The weight that “Shakespeare” carries can be a burden itself, and can impose undue separation between students and the plays.  Therefore, our primary mission is to demystify not only the texts themselves, but also an artistic approach to the plays, and to thereby cultivate a feeling of ownership of these cultural treasures and empowerment to take part in theatrical activities amongst students of any age, race, or socioeconomic status.  

 

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