Wicked Local: Be the ghost of ‘Hamlet’ in new virtual reality video by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company


Imagine being in the mind of “Hamlet” as the prince descends into despair and madness and plots to avenge his father’s death. A new virtual reality experience puts Shakespeare fans on stage with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s actors as… Read More

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The New York Times: ‘Hamlet’ in Virtual Reality Casts the Viewer in the Play


“Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit,” is a joint production of two very different outfits: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, which is known for staging free Shakespeare on Boston Common, and the tech giant Google. Its creators hope that beyond the… Read More

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The Boston Globe: All the virtual world’s a stage in ‘Hamlet 360’


Best known for the “Free Shakespeare on the Common” series he presides over each summer on Boston Common as artistic director of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Maler has taken a big, ambitious swing with “Hamlet 360.’’

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Press Release: Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit


For Immediate release: January 25, 2019 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 kmitchell@commshakes.org Commonwealth Shakespeare Company partners with Google to release Hamlet adapted to Virtual Reality: Hamlet 360: Thy Father’s Spirit Wellesley, MA— Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced today that… Read More

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Press Release: Casting Announcement for Birdy


For Immediate release: December 13, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 kmitchell@commshakes.org Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents second production of 2018-2019 Season: Birdy Adapted by Naomi Wallace from the novel by William Wharton Directed by Steven Maler February 27 – March 10,… Read More

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WGBH: Preview of “Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle and Here We Go.”


Director Bryn Boice and actor Karen MacDonald previewed their new production, “Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle and Here We Go.”

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The Boston Globe: Mortality, mistaken identity, and a singular vision in ‘Blue Kettle’ and “Here We Go’


A mortal chill runs through “Here We Go,’’ a spare and haunting drama about the end of life. And the journey to the grave is no picnic, either, given how susceptible we are to the kind of bad… Read More

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Wicked Local: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company interprets two of Caryl Churchill’s one-act plays


Mark Twain, who said that a “classic” is a book that everyone wants to have read but no one wants to read, might have a similar observation about the plays of Caryl Churchill: Everyone admires her work, but… Read More

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Press Release: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents Caryl Churchill One-Acts Blue Kettle and Here We Go


For Immediate release: September 27, 2018 Contact: Kati Mitchell 617-470-3378 kmitchell@babson.edu Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents first production of 2018-2019 Season: Caryl Churchill double-bill Blue Kettle & Here We Go Directed by Bryn Boice November 7-18 Sorenson Center, Babson College Wellesley, MA — Commonwealth… Read More

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Patriot Ledger: In Shakespeare’s game of thrones, Faran Tahir is a riveting ‘Richard’


William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” unfolds nightly on the Boston Common — weather permitting — in an impressive production, under the carefully calibrated direction of Steven Maler.

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