The Shakespeare Society

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

JANUARY 15, 2015 at 7 pm
MAJOR EVENING EVENT
Shakespeare and the Jacobeans on Screen
A Collaboration with Red Bull Theater
At SVA Theatre
General Public Tickets $35. Click HERE to purchase.
FREE for Shakespeare Society Members
Email Michelle Palmour ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
or call (212) 967-6802 for Member Reservations.*

The evening will focus on the relationship between Shakespeare and his darker, bloodier-minded Jacobean successors, in particular the great poet and playwright John Ford. Using film clips from Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, Orson Welles's Othello and a rarely seen BBC adaptation of 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, directed by Roland Joffé, we will reveal how Ford adapted and reworked Shakespeare's themes of violence, jealousy and desire in his own sinister, strangely hypnotic key.

FILM SCREENINGS!

January 18 at 3 pm
Franco Zeffirelli's
Romeo and Juliet
Click HERE for Tickets.

January 25 at 3 pm
Roland Joffé's
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
Click HERE for Tickets.

Member Tickets - $10 per screening*
Student Tickets - $7.50 per screening
General Public Tickets - $15 per screening
*Please contact Michelle Palmour for the discount code.

The Shakespeare Society and Red Bull Theater will host talkbacks after the screenings with Michael Sexton, Jesse Berger, and SVA's Mary Lee Grisanti.

January - March, 2015
THE WINTER'S TALE
At The Pearl Theatre

In connection with The Pearl Theatre Company's production of The Winter's Tale (February 10 - March 15) directed by Michael Sexton, we will host a variety of special events, post-show talkbacks, and open rehearsals of this haunting and humane play.

March 9, 2015 at 7 pm
MAJOR EVENING EVENT
Verdi's Shakespeare
With Matthew Aucoin & Peter Holland
At the Kaye Playhouse
FREE for Shakespeare Society Members
Email Michelle Palmour ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
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.

*Tickets for the General Public will be on sale at a later date.

March 16, 2015
SHAKESPEARE TALKS
Ben Crystal on Original Pronunciation

At The Pearl Theatre

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.
*Tickets will be on sale at a later date for members and the general public.