Colorado Shakespeare Festival Digital

We look forward to gathering together in person again in the future. In the meantime, we invite you to watch, listen and gather with us online right now. All summer we’re bringing you curated creations from the artists you’d see in any other Colorado Shakespeare Festival season, in the comfort of your own home. Welcome to CU Presents Digital. Get email notifications!

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CSF Summer Series: Josh Innerst

Posted August 3, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, the multi-talented Josh Innerst performs his original composition set to Shakespeare’s lyrics from “Twelfth Night” that we’re still humming along to.

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CSF Summer Series: Howard Swain

Posted August 3, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Howard Swain gives Gratiano from “The Merchant of Venice” some irreverent flair.

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CSF Summer Series: Robert Sicular

Posted August 3, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Robert Sicular lends his formidable diction and charm to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 30.

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CSF Summer Series: Rinde Eckert

Rinde Eckert sings “Come Away, Death” from CSF’s 2019 production of “Twelfth Night" for CSF's Summer SeriesPosted July 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, composer, musician and actor Rinde Eckert reprises his performance as Feste singing Rinde’s evocative original composition of “Come Away, Death” from CSF’s 2019 production of “Twelfth Night.”

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CSF Summer Series: Gareth Saxe

Gareth Saxe examines Shakespeare’s thoughts on spin and the spread of misinformation for CSF's Summer SeriesPosted July 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Gareth Saxe examines Shakespeare’s thoughts on spin and the spread of misinformation, courtesy of the prologue from “Henry IV Part 2.”

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CSF Summer Series: Leslie O’Carroll

Leslie O’Carroll performs "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for the CSF Summer SeriesPosted July 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Leslie O’Carroll uses her time in quarantine to prepare for playing Bottom in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and her family can’t wait to get her out of the house!

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CSF Summer Series: Benjamin Bonenfant & Jamie Ann Romero

Benjamin Bonenfant and Jamie Ann Romero performing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet for the CSF Summer SeriesPosted July 24, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Jamie Ann Romero and Benjamin Bonenfant, who played Juliet and her Romeo in CSF’s 2011 production swap scripts for a new look at the Bard’s star-crossed lovers.

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Stink: Hamlet and Cheese

Posted July 2, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival Education

A fun way for kids to connect with Shakespeare while staying safe at home—CSF Storytime!

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CSF Summer Series: Lenne Klingaman

Lenne Klingaman performs for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Summer SeriesPosted July 16, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Lenne Klingaman, CSF’s 2017 Lady Hamlet shares some pithy thoughts for our time.

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CSF Summer Series: Desireé Mee Jung

Desireé Mee Jung performs for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival Summer SeriesPosted July 16, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Desireé Mee Jung serves up a deliciously chilling interpretation of Henry V’s retort to the dauphin of France’s mocking gift of tennis balls.

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CSF Summer Series: Anne Penner

Anne PennerPosted July 9, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, enjoy a sneak preview and inside look at Anne Penner’s approach to playing Penelope in “The Odyssey” at CSF in 2021.

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CSF Summer Series: Scott Coopwood

Scott CoopwoodPosted July 8, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, relive the glorious eloquence of CSF’s 2018 production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” with the show’s star, Scott Coopwood.

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CSF Summer Series: Shunté Lofton

CSF Summer Series: Shunté LoftonPosted July 2, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Shunté Lofton explores the juicy inner thoughts of her character, Celia, from CSF’s 2019 “As You Like It.”

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CSF Summer Series: Jessica Robblee

CSF Summer Series: Jessica RobbleePosted July 2, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Jessica Robblee goes deep researching her role as Pallas Athena for “The Odyssey” at CSF in 2021.

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CSF Summer Series: Matthew Schneck

Posted June 25, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Matthew Schneck makes one heck of an entrance and delivers the pep talk we all know and love from “Henry V” with a timely twist.

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CSF Summer Series: Rodney Lizcano

Posted June 25, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, revisit Shakespeare’s king we all love to hate with an intimate performance by CSF’s 2018 Richard, Rodney Lizcano.

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CSF Summer Series: Amber Scales

Posted June 18, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

In this episode, Amber Scales delivers a fresh take on Viola’s ring speech from CSF’s 2019 production of “Twelfth Night.”

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CSF Summer Series: Misner & Smith

Posted June 18, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

To kick off this series, musical duo Misner & Smith perform composer Sam Misner’s gorgeous, haunting original song written for CSF’s 2019 production of “As You Like It.”

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Introducing the 2020 CSF Summer Series

Posted June 18, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

This summer, we present a weekly series of videos featuring the artists you know and love from past Shakespeare Festival seasons.

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The (Sometimes Silly, Sometimes Sad) Tale of Prince Hamlet

Posted May 28, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Tune in to this made-for-kiddos version of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Written by our Director of Outreach Amanda Giguere’s family and illustrated by the young Shakespeareans of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival audience!

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CSF Education: The Colors of Emotion

Posted May 21, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins teaches emotions to color Shakespearean text through Disney’s “Inside Out” characters.

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CSF Education: Animal Characters

Posted May 19, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins teaches how animals can be used for creative inspiration when approaching Shakespearean characters.

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CSF Education: Using the Body

Posted May 4, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, Teaching Artist Sean Scrutchins provides an overview of using the body in Shakespeare, focusing on three main types: royals, warriors and lovers.

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Intro to Shakespeare for 1st graders!

Posted May 4, 2020, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Looking to supplement your homeschooling? Check out this lesson on Shakespeare for 1st graders, courtesy of CSF’s Director of Outreach, Amanda Giguere!

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CSF Education: Using the Voice

Posted April 22, 2020

For fourth and fifth grade aspiring Shakespeareans, teaching artist Sean Scrutchins gives a lesson on how to speak the speech.

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