The Shakespeare Society


Please note: Ticketing varies depending upon the type of event. Contact Michelle Palmour at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any questions.

March 9, 2015 at 7 pm
Verdi's Shakespeare
With Matthew Aucoin & Peter Holland
At the Kaye Playhouse
$35 for General Public. Click HERE for tickets.
FREE for Shakespeare Society Members

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or call (212) 967-6802 for Member Reservations.*

From his early, strange and sometimes inadvertently hilarious adaptation of Macbeth, through his titanic masterpiece Otello and his innovative Falstaff, Giuseppi Verdi carried on a lifelong love affair with the works of William Shakespeare. Join renowned author and editor Peter Holland (Arden Shakespeare Coriolanus; Oxford Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Shakespeare Survey), a cast of stellar opera singers and actors, and composer and conductor Matthew Aucoin for an evening of insights and illumination, Shakespeare's words and Verdi's music.

March 10 at 6:30 pm
Cymbeline - Preview Screening
With Director Michael Almereyda Q&A 
Co-Hosted by School of Visual Arts' Filmmakers Dialogue
At SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street
Tickets are $10. Call (212) 967-6802 or click below to purchase tickets.

Academy Award® nominees Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014) and Ed Harris (Best Actor, Pollock, 2000) lead a powerhouse cast including Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin, with Bill Pullman and Delroy Lindo in a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. When extortion, betrayal, and fiery passions threaten his criminal empire, a drug kingpin (Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive, modern retelling of Shakespeare's timeless play. Michael Almereyda's screenplay adaptation uses Shakespeare's original language. 

This special preview screening will include a post-screening talkback with the film's director Michael Almereyda, The Shakespeare Society's Artistic Director Michael Sexton, and SVA's Ralph Appelbaum. Learn more about SVA's Filmmaker's Dialogue class here.  

Cymbeline is a Lionsgate film, and will be released in theaters and VOD on March 13.

Click HERE to watch the film's trailer. 

March 16 at 7 pm
Ben Crystal on Original Pronunciation
At The Pearl Theatre
$15 for General Public. 
$10 for Shakespeare Society Members with Discount Code.*
Click HERE for tickets.

Author, actor, director, teacher, and scholar Ben Crystal returns to lead a three-day workshop with the Shakespeare Society Ambassadors on scenes and speeches in Original Pronunciation. Come join us for a showing of the scene work and a discussion of the joys, challenges and rewards of speaking Shakespeare's words in the earthy and energized, salty and powerful accent of his time.
*Contact Jackie Tralies at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for discount code.