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2022-2023 Season Announcement

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces 2022-23 Season   BOSTON, MA – The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Steven Maler, Artistic Director, are pleased to announce the plans for CSC’s 2022-23 Season – a season full of thrilling partnerships, important educational… Read More

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The Boston Globe: The taming of ‘The Tempest’

The return of Free Shakespeare on the Common this summer presented a range of post-pandemic challenges, including how to shorten a masterpiece  

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The Bay State Banner: Shakespeare on the Common returns with ‘The Tempest’

On July 21, the Boston Common will once again come alive with the sounds of live theater. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will stage “The Tempest” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Free Shakespeare On the Common. Though the… Read More

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Metrowest Daily News: Bah, humbug! COVID cannot stop holiday sightings of Scrooge

No matter that the virus has snuffed out the stage lights during this strange and difficult season. Multiple productions of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas treat, “A Christmas Carol,” are available for viewing at home, thanks to the ingenuity… Read More

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The Boston Globe: The Front Porch Arts Collective and CSC Co-Lab On-Line Training for BIPOC Actors

The Front Porch Arts Collective and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company have teamed up to pilot a new online theatrical training program taught by artists of color and geared toward Black and Latinx actors.

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Playbill: John Douglas Thompson Will Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Summer Staging of The Tempest

Tony nominee John Douglas Thompson (Jitney, King Lear) will star as Prospero in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s 25th anniversary production of Free Shakespeare on the Common: William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

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WBUR The ARTery: What To Know Before Seeing Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ On The Boston Common

This year, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is producing the Bard’s late-career romance play, “Cymbeline,” for its annual (free) summer stage in the Boston Common, from July 18 through Aug. 4. If you are less familiar with Shakespeare’s work, “Cymbeline”… Read More

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Wicked Local: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company brings ‘Cymbeline’ to Boston Common

“When you stage Shakespeare, especially on the Boston Common, the most important thing is that you help the audience follow the story,” says Sullivan. With this production “it’s clear what’s happening in every scene.” Although you may never… Read More

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The Boston Globe: A fairy tale vision for Shakespeare on the Common

Fred Sullivan Jr. wears a Mickey Mouse T-shirt underneath his short-sleeve buttoned-down shirt and shorts. The reference underscores his vision for “Cymbeline,” which he is directing for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s free Shakespeare on the Common production July 17-Aug…. Read More

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Edge Media: A ‘Cymbeline’ for Our Times :: Fred Sullivan, Jr. Chats About CSC’s Shakespeare on the Common

Fred Sullivan, Jr. has long been a force on the New England theater scene; in addition to his 13 seasons with the Boston-based Commonwealth Shakespeare Company he was a resident actor with Trinity Rep in Providence, RI, for 35 seasons and, since… Read More

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