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Let’s Talk About As You Like It

Dr. Will Tosh, Head of Research at Shakespeare’s Globe, SF Shakes Artistic Director Carla Pantoja, and SF Shakes Board Member Dan Rabinowitz

Let’s Talk About As You Like It March 25, 2024 First in a series of panel discussions featuring Dr. Will Tosh, Head of Research at Shakespeare’s Globe, London in conversation with SF Shakes Artistic Director Carla Pantoja and hosted by SF Shakes Board Member Dan Rabinowitz. Transcript: [Daniel Rabinowitz] 12:01:42Good afternoon and welcome. Good […]

SF Shakes Chats With Pericles Himself, Ron Chapman

Ron Chapman plays the titular role of Pericles in Free Shakespeare at Home and in the Park, 2021. Last year, he played Edmund in SF Shakes’ virtual production of King Lear, his first ever Shakespeare play. We Zoomed with Ron to talk about his return to the virtual stage, which happens to be the only […]

The Beat Goes On: Shakespeare’s Heartbeat Program for Students on the Autism Spectrum Finds a Home at Francisco Middle School

SF Shakes talks with Natalia Ceniseroz, AKA “Ms. C.” about the impact of Shakespeare’s Heartbeat in her Francisco Middle School classroom Last year San Francisco Shakespeare Festival embraced the Hunter Heartbeat Method by piloting Shakespeare’s Heartbeat, a classroom curriculum for students on the autism spectrum. This experiment in theater education for neurodiverse kids was overseen […]

Bayview Eateries

SF Shakes Office HQ is located in the Bayview Neighborhood of San Francisco. We’re shining a light on our independent neighborhood eateries during the San Francisco run of Free Shakespeare at Home: King Lear. If you live in the City, please consider supporting these small businesses so they can be around long after this pandemic […]

A Peek Behind the (Virtual) Curtain of King Lear

Ever since we announced that SF Shakes would move forward with a virtual production of King Lear, there have been quite a few questions about how exactly a live-streamed, virtual production would work. Well, today, your resident nerdy literary interns will endeavor to explain as best we can, starting with a creative dramatization of the process. […]

King Lear: Synopsis

A Kingdom Divided Upon her retirement, King Lear decides to divide the kingdom among her daughters so that she might “unburdened crawl towards death.” Lear makes her daughters earn their inheritance by performing declarations of flattery. Cunning Goneril and Regan play along, win their portions, and are married off to the Dukes of Albany and […]