Thursday, April 23, 2009
The American Shakespeare Center
Earlier today, I mentioned that we published ShakesFear by Ralph Cohen, Director of Mission of the American Shakespeare Center. We've also partnered with the ASC in the production on most of our Shakespeare Literary Touchstone Classics. The ASC is a fantastic theater organization for anyone who lives in the Mid-Atlantic states.
Located in beautiful Stanton, VA, the ASC has a reproduction of Shakespeare's Blackfriar's Theater where they perform Shakespeare all year long. Spring's a fantastic time to visit, as they're located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, and they have a great season going on. Right now, you can see Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Comedy of Errors if you head down for a weekend -- three of my favorite plays.
In addition to the school group rates, special matinee performances, and teacher programs that they have for people who visit their theater, they're also provide Study Guides for each play in their repetoire and have a regular podcast and blog with useful information for those studying and performing the plays.