• 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

Commonwealth Concerts

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  • July 22 - August 9, 2015

    King Lear

    • When:

      July 22 - August 9, 2015

    • Venue:

      Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common

    • Need to know:

      Performance Schedule:

      *Tuesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
      *Sundays @ 7pm
      *Matinee: Saturday, August 8th @ 3pm

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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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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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