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The American Shakespeare Repertory’s Shakespeare Summer Camp is a three-week long, all-day theatrical extravaganza culminating in a full production of the classic Much Ado About Nothing that you’ll be able to share with your parents, friends, and family. Whether this will be your fi rst play or your tenth, there’s an amazing experience waiting for [...]
American Shakespeare Repertory will NOT be performing their scheduled reading on September 7th. Please subscribe to our RSS feed or Facebook fanpage to receive an automatic notice when we announce the new date for King John.
UPDATE: Due to schedule conflicts with some of the cast, our reading of King John has been postponed. American Shakespeare Repertory will not be performing anything on the evening of September 7th. Fresh off our success at the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival, the American Shakespeare Repertory is returning to our critically acclaimed Complete Readings of [...]
William Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece closes TONIGHT at 7pm a the Theatre in the Round. This is your last chance to see the “tour de force” (TC Theater Connection) of its “oppressive intimacy” (TC Metro) “recalling ancient storytelling techniques that have lost none of their emotional potency.” (examiner.com). Sunday 8/14 – 7:00 pm Theatre in [...]
In February 2009, a woman named Samira Jassim in the Diyala province of Iraq confessed to organizing the rape of 80 women. The “shame” these women felt at being raped allowed Jassim to recruit them as suicide bombers to “redeem” their honor. No less shocking are the thousands of “honor killings” that take place every [...]
Examiner.Com (Fringe Dispatch by Brad Richason): “Shakespeare, of course, can match wits with anyone, but the emotional authority of his dramatic verse wields an unsurpassable emotional charge. Few of his works demonstrate this evocative power as bracingly as his epic poem, The Rape of Lucrece… Rather than offering a dry recital of the text, the [...]
In 1592 a massive outbreak of the plague hit London (over the next two years 15,000 people would die). As was common during times of plague, the theaters were closed in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. Acting companies were forced to leave the city on tour and the demand for new [...]
Just three performances left for William Shakespeare’s Rape of Lucrece and one of them is TONIGHT: Tuesday 8/9 – 10:00 pm Thursday 8/11 – 5:30 pm Sunday 8/14 – 7:00 pm Theatre in the Round Players 245 Cedar Ave. Facebook Event
Twin Cities Metro (Review by Will Wlizlo): “American Shakespeare Repertory’s minimal dramatization of Lucrece [is] oppressively intimate in the moment; leaves you feeling exposed and morally grasping. (…) Lucrece, played by Cara Kluver, dashed between emotional extremes—from simpering fear to murderous fury, rational lucidity to bottomless grief—with endurance and skill.” (read more) Audience Review (by [...]