Peter O’Toole said that the business of theatre is providing bare boards and a passion. Adirondack Shakespeare Company is dedicated to rescuing theatre from “concepts” and restoring that passion to the works of the world’s greatest playwrights by focusing on what matters most: the words.
Our Summer Festival Season was first presented in 2010. It features full, uncut productions performed in rep by a professional company. We perform at the Scaroon Manor Amphitheater on Schroon Lake and tour throughout Adirondack Park.
We offer workshops for elementary, middle, high school, and college students. These range from hour-long focused studies to longer intensives in which our actors visit your school for several days or weeks. Each course of study can be individually tailored to your curriculum.
In 2019-2020, we are offering two hour-long performances to schools in NYC and the Capital and Adirondack Regions:
The Course of True Love
Scenes, sonnets, and songs featuring the lovers of Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and arguably Shakespeare’s happiest
couple: the Macbeths.
Their Blackest Sins: Shakespeare’s Villains
An exploration of the depths of humanity with some of Shakespeare’s most troubling
characters: Richard III, Claudius from Hamlet, Edmund from King Lear, and Iago
In the spring of 2020, we are touring Songs of the Iroquois: The Great Bear and “Hat-Trick” Hamlet in and around NYC, through the Hudson Valley and Capital Regions, and into the Adirondacks.
Songs of the Iroquois: The Great Bear
The next installment of stories from the Haudenosaunee people, this hour-long
program is designed to fit into your fourth-grade curriculum on the indigenous
people of New York State.
Six actors perform Hamlet (uncut!). Three have prepared Hamlet. One plays Hamlet
each day. This fast-paced, dynamic production is great for students who have read
and studied the play, as well as those who might be meeting the Bard for the first
To book a performance at your school, contact Tara Bradway at email@example.com, or call (518) 538-1863.
Shakespeare IN THE RAW is a live performance and video project in which a small company of actors puts together a full production in less than three days. The goal is to strip away everything extraneous from the production – costumes, props, lighting, etc. – so that what’s left is absolutely essential: the words, the actors telling the story, and the audience.
Photos (Top to Bottom): Collin McConnell as King Henry V in Henry V (2014); the company of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2011) at the Scaroon Manor Amphitheater; Goliath as himself in David & Goliath (2014); Katie Fanning as Maria in Love’s Labour’s Lost (2013).
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