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Ellen -smallWelcome all you lovers of Shakespeare. This is your destination for the latest production news, reviews, interviews and other behind the scenes features about Shakespeare in Southern California. From Los Angeles to San Diego, Ventura to the Inland Empire, we cover it all.

If you would like to send a press release or notice about your upcoming play, film, musical experience or related Shakespeare event, please contact shakesinla@gmail.com.
   Ellen Dostal

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“As in a theatre, the eyes of men, after a well-graced actor leaves the stage,
are idly bent on him that enters next…”

-William Shakespeare
Richard II


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ed o'connell
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 15:18:01

    Ellen Dostal:

    Thanks much for your effort. This is a great site.

    The On Stage list is good, but what do you think of a calendar, with months ahead open and filled as known? Each company’s performances could be assigned brief codes, so at a glance we could see everything upcoming and plan ahead half a year at a time. This could be helpful for many.

    The chance to see nearly any play usually sounds attractive, but most of us can’t attend every night. Rather, don’t we work in the shows we can, and try to see those special to us before they close, but still find that we’ve made our choices not in a systematic fashion but case by case, as we learn of their coming or remember their approaching ends?

    I also work with students, and it takes a while to get them ready to appreciate a performance. Since I have to schedule so far ahead, we sometimes miss out on shows that we learn about too late, especially during the summer.

    I’m not the programmer to do the necessary computer coding, but I wouldn’t mind helping with the plotting of the info on paper. I’ve already begun working on a June-July-August schedule of free outdoor performances.

    Ed O’Connell

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    • shakes2011
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 17:44:31

      Hi Ed,

      Thanks for your comment, and yes, a listing further out would be valuable. I am working on an additional page that will list shows for the year by theater, with performance dates. It won’t be in calendar format for now because of the plug-in limitations of WordPress but it will give a heads up further in advance of what will be coming. I hope you’ll find it helpful!

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  2. wigolosangeles
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 17:41:11

    Hi!
    Very neat blog, informative. Maybe we can post some on our site!

    I stumbled on your blog through the Los Angeles tag and wanted you to be one of the first to know that we are launching an event website called wigo events. Hopefully you can find some events to go to on our site haha. Our site focuses on a community of users in Los Angeles sharing cool events that they know about, and we would love to have you be a part of it! If you are interested in being one of our very first users please leave us your email address at the link right below, sorry its so long, don’t know how to add a hyperlink in the comment section haha. Once our site goes live in the next few months, we’ll let you know!

    http://wordpress.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ebc1fca4b0ccadba809d2b539&id=1d6b39dd1d

    Sincerely,
    Sara

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  3. shakes2011
    Jul 12, 2013 @ 19:00:50

    Sara, thanks for finding us! I took a look at your wigo LA site and you’ve got some great events listed there. http://piiqlosangeles.wordpress.com/ Hope to see you around town.

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  4. Blaire Baron Larsen
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 09:50:03

    Hi Ellen – We want to hop aboard the 450th Year of our Bard by announcing all our programming coming up right away – below is the information. What a great website you have created. Thank you. Blaire Larsen Los Angeles Drama Club.

    SHAKESPEARE YOUTH FESTIVAL, L.A. LAUNCHES ON APRIL 5th!
    Country’s Youngest Shakespeare Troupe expands to Four Plays

    The Shakespeare Youth Festival of Los Angeles (SYFLA) presents its Spring Season, featuring FREE performances of The Tempest, at Club Fais Do Do, 5253 West Adams Ave, and Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Richard III at the Lyric Theatre at 520 N. La Brea. Noted as the “youngest Shakespeare Troupe in the United States,” the Drama Club has been performing full productions of the Bard’s plays since 2004. Ten years later, the L.A. Drama Club is a thriving non-profit organization, with more than 100 young people, ages 6 to 18, from across the city, “growing up with the Bard.”

    SYFLA launches April 5th & 6th with The Tempest, followed by Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 12th & 13th. Richard III & Two Gentlemen of Verona will run in rep May 3rd & 4th and May 10th & 11th. Complete details can be found at http://www.losangelesdramaclub.com

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