Author: A.H. Goldstein

DAILY CAMERA: Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 lineup will include ‘plays that need to be seen’

There’s so much more to William Shakespeare than “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Hamlet.”

For all his dramatic range and poetic insight, even the greatest playwright of the Western world has his greatest hits. From Shakespeare’s total catalog of 38 plays, certain titles come up again and again on stages across the world. Productions of “Macbeth” tend to be more common than stagings of “Titus Andronicus”; “Julius Caesar” is more likely to ring a bell with casual theatergoers than “Coriolanus.”

But popularity won’t be guiding the Colorado Shakespeare Festival‘s programming for its 2016 season. In the troupe’s continuing quest to complete Shakespeare’s entire dramatic cycle for the second time in its history by 2017, the creative brass at the CSF will delve into some of the more obscure corners of the Bard of Avon’s oeuvre.

Continue reading A.H. Goldstein’s season preview in the Daily Camera.

Upcoming CSF Events View all events

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Loading
Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare
Full price: $23-$87

Kick off the season with a summer-long party! In this glam run of Shakespeare’s electric comedy, the paths of four young lovers, some feuding fa...

All's Well That Ends Well

Loading
Jun 19-Aug 8, 2020

All's Well That Ends Well

By William Shakespeare
Full price: $19-$70

A smart and sexy coming-of-age romp set in elegant 1950s France, "All’s Well That Ends Well" introduces audiences to Helen and Bertram—one...

The Odyssey

Loading
Jul 3-Aug 8, 2020

The Odyssey

By Homer, adapted by Mary Zimmerman
Full price: $20-$75

THE ODYSSEY by HomerAdapted by Mary ZimmermanAdapted from the translation of “The Odyssey” by Robert Fitzgerald In Mary Zimmerman’s...

Coriolanus

Loading
Jul 17-Aug 9, 2020

Coriolanus

By William Shakespeare
Full price: $18-$73

Follow the tumultuous career of one of ancient Rome’s super soldiers in Shakespeare’s white-hot war play. An enduring, resonant tale, "Cor...

Pericles

Loading
Aug 2, 2020

Pericles

By William Shakespeare
Full price: $21-$47

Summer’s hottest ticket is the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Original Practices performance. This summer, revisit "Pericles," the story ...