Applied Shakespeare Weekend Comprehensive

Applied Shakespeare Weekend Comprehensive

Aug 3-6, 2023

Applied Shakespeare Weekend Comprehensive



  • Presented by: Colorado Shakespeare Festival
  • Intermission: None

Immersive weekend comprehensive designed to provide a deep dive into the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s summer season. Running Thursday evening through Sunday evening, August 3 - 6, 2023, participants can see five (5) CSF productions, attend dramaturgical classes and discussions about the season’s plays, and tour Norlin Library’s Special Collections with a focus on classical and Elizabethan texts. Sections include one with tickets included (NCTH 7004-750) and one without tickets included (NCTH 7004-751). Register here

NCTH 7004-750: Comprehensive WITH tickets included: $500 

Cap: 20 students
Enrollment closes: July 1 

This section includes tickets to the five mainstage productions, on consecutive days from Thursday August 3 through Sunday August 6, 2023: 

August 3, 2023 at 7:30pm: "Much Ado About Nothing," Rippon Theatre 

August 4, 2023 at 7:30pm: "King Lear," Rippon Theatre 

August 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm: "The Winter's Tale," Roe Green Theatre 

August 6, 2023 at 2:00 pm: "One Man Two Guvnors," Roe Green Theatre 

August 6, 2023 at 6:30pm: "Comedy of Errors" (Original Practices), Rippon Theatre 

NCTH 7004-751: Comprehensive WITHOUT tickets included: $300 

Cap: 75 students
Enrollment closes: July 25 

This section does NOT include tickets to the five mainstage productions. This section is for those participants who have already purchased tickets for the season or would prefer the flexibility of seeing the productions on different nights. 

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Applied Shakespeare Weekend Comprehensive | Schedule of Events

Section 7004-750 (with tickets) includes all the content below.

Section 7004-751 (without tickets) includes all the content below EXCEPT performances. 


Thursday, August 3, 2023 

5:50-6:30 pm: Meet in the Shakespeare Garden to receive your tickets! 

6:45 pm: Prologue, "Much Ado About Nothing” 

7:30 pm: Performance: "Much Ado About Nothing,” Rippon Theatre 


Friday, August 4, 2023 

10:00 am: Approaching Shakespeare as a Dramaturg: A Discussion of the CSF Season, Loft Theatre 

12:00 pm: Lunch Break 

1:00 pm: Special Collections Visit, Norlin Library 

4:00 pm: Dinner Break

6:45 pm: Prologue, "King Lear"

7:30 pm: Performance: "King Lear,” Rippon Theatre  


Saturday, August 5, 2023 

10:00 am: CSF History / Backstage Tour, Loft Theatre 

12:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:00 pm: Director’s Roundtable: Meet our Directors, Loft Theatre 

3:00 pm: Sneak Preview: Original Practice Rehearsal, Rippon Theatre 

4:00 pm: Dinner Break  

6:45 pm: Prologue, “The Winter’s Tale” 

7:30 pm: Performance: “The Winter’s Tale,” Roe Green University Theatre   


Sunday, August 6, 2023 

10:00 am: Introduction to Applied Shakespeare with Director Kevin Rich, Loft Theatre 

12:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:15 pm: Prologue, "One Man, Two Guvnors” 

2:00 pm: Performance: "One Man, Two Guvnors," Roe Green University Theatre 

4:30 pm: Dinner Break

6:00 pm: Performance: “Comedy of Errors: OP Production,” Rippon Theatre 

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