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.

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Twelfth Night

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Jun 7-Aug 11, 2019

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Starting at $19

Ring in the summer season with an uproarious comedy about thorny love triangles, mistaken identities … and a pair of twins lost at sea. Wh...

As You Like It

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Jun 21-Aug 10, 2019

As You Like It

By William Shakespeare
Starting at $18

After fleeing home to escape political persecution, Rosalind finds herself hiding in the countryside among a boisterous cast of characters, making une...

Romeo and Juliet

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Jul 7-Aug 10, 2019

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Starting at $18

From the moment Romeo and Juliet first meet, they fall passionately in love despite their families’ historic feud. The lovers’ oaths are s...

King Charles III

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Jul 19-Aug 11, 2019

King Charles III

A future history play by Mike Bartlett
Starting at $17

In "King Charles III," playwright Mike Bartlett uses Shakespearean verse to envision a near future where personal privacy, public betrayals and a thre...

King John

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Aug 4, 2019

King John

By William Shakespeare
Starting at $21

For one night only, see one of Shakespeare’s rarest history plays just as his own audiences did as part of CSF’s revered Original Practice...