Shakespeare and Leadership

We are pleased to have offered stand alone programs such as Shakespeare and Law and Shakespeare and Leadership over the course of CSC’s 25 years.  CSC is currently focusing on our core programs (Shakespeare on the Common, and our Education and Theatre Training Programs: Stage2, CSC2 and the Apprentice Program).  We hope to resume additional programming in the future, as budgets allow.

Read about our 2018 presentation of Shakespeare and the Leadership: Gender and Power
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), best known for its Free Shakespeare on the Boston Common, presented Shakespeare and Leadership: Gender and Power on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at New England Conservatory’s beautiful new Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre. Shakespeare and Leadership is a presentation of scenes from across Shakespeare’s works, performed by Boston’s best actors, and then used as prompts for CEOs and business leaders to discuss topics important to current issues in leadership and society. This program explored how leaders are responding to issues around gender and power especially in light of national discussions around the recent #metoo movement.  The scenes played included Much Ado About NothingMerchant of VeniceMeasure for Measure, and Richard III.

Directed by Steven Maler

Participants in the reading and discussion included:
Martha Coakley, Former Attorney General of Massachusetts
David Friedman, Senior Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Boston Red Sox
Dr. Kerry Healey, President of Babson College
Cheryl Yaffe Kiser, Executive Director, The Lewis Institute & Babson Social Innovation Lab
Joyce Linehan, Chief of Policy for Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Anita Walker, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council
Dr. Lawrence P. Ward, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Babson College

Actors participating in the event were:
Ben Church
Nash Hightower
Charlotte Kinder
Deb Martin*
Maurice Emmanuel Parent*
Amanda Ruggiero
Joe Short*
Robert St. Laurence*

*denotes member Actors’ Equity Association


Featured Photo: Maurice Emmanuel Parent as "Richard III" in Shakespeare and Leadership: Gender and Power, 2018.

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