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Major Evening Events - Five events are presented from September to June. Formats include:


Our signature format – a unique blend of commentary and performance, in which noted scholars, directors, and writers explore a theme, character, or play, as the finest actors of our day perform scenes and speeches. Past participants have included Stephen Greenblatt, Simon Russell Beale, Harold Bloom, Kathleen Chalfant, David Scott Kastan, Trevor Nunn, F. Murray Abraham, David Strathairn and many others.


Experience and compare the work of great Shakespearean actors and filmmakers throughout the history of cinema – with commentary by stage and film critics, actors, and film historians. Previous events have included exclusive screenings of Julie Taymor's Tempest and Coriolanus directed by Ralph Fiennes.

Small Venue Events


Evenings of good conversation and high spirits, where you'll get the chance to interact with actors, directors, scholars - and each other! Past guests have included director and critic Robert Brustein, scholar James Shapiro, producer Jeffrey Horowitz, and actress Zoe Caldwell


A series of week-long residencies aimed at supporting the performance and production of Shakespeare in NYC and creating connections between the theatrical and academic communities. At the end of each residency, all the participants gather for a panel discussion. Past participants have included Michael Cumpsty, Martha Clarke, Elizabeth Marvel, Kristen Linklater, James Shapiro and Karen Newman.

Classes and Seminars


Read and discuss Shakespeare’s plays in a relaxed and informal setting. The in-depth discussions of individual plays span four to eight weeks and provide an accessible guide to the richness and beauty of the greatest dramatist in the English language.


Experience Shakespeare’s language firsthand in these spirited classes taught by leading theater professionals. Learning the intricacies of Shakespeare’s verse provides a unique understanding of how Shakespeare creates character, mood and meaning. Teachers have included Rhona Silverbush, Kristin Linklater, Roger Rees, Kate Forbes, Steven Skybell, Joseph Plummer and Barry Ingham.

Discounts and Advance Notice

Discounts and Advance Notice partners have included Theatre for a New Audience, Classic Stage Company, The Acting Company of New York, the Pearl Theatre, The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, The Public Theater, Two River Theater Company, Red Bull Theater and others.


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