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A life in the theatre is often difficult, and occasionally odd. But the company at the Great River Shakepeare Festival wouldn’t have it any other way. A Video by: Christopher Gerson, Kate Fonville, Tarah Flanagan, and Meredith Olsen.
The students of Shakespeare For Young Actors take the stage to present As You Like It, Friday, August 3 at 1pm in the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Winona State University. Read more about Shakespeare for Young Actors.
The second annual Callithump! will be Tuesday July 31st, at 7:00 PM. Fun Fact: 1623 was the year Shakespeare’s First Folio was published. Callithump! tickets are therefore, aptly, $16.23 and can be purchased at https://grsf.secure.force.com/ticket or by calling our box office 507.474.7900. Callithump? What’s a Callithump? A Callithump! is: a noisy, boisterous parade a riotous…
Helena, a beautiful young woman travels to the court of the King of France where she employs healing powers inherited from her father to cure the ailing king. In return, the King of France offers Helena her choice of any eligible young man in the realm in marriage. Helena chooses Bertram, a young nobleman whom…
Season 9 at the Great River Shakespeare Festival has started.
Three of Shakespeare’s greatest kings compete in the Mr. Big Tyrant Pants Pageant. Who will win the Ultimate Grand Supreme? See more videos: YouTube.com/GreatRiverShakes
Director of Development, Brian Frederick proves that Shakespeare at the Great River Shakespeare Festival tastes better than “other” in this highly scientific, blind taste test. Bonus track – which tastes better: Shakespeare using the actual language Shakespeare intended or Shakespeare as performed at the Great River Shakespeare Festival?
The leading ladies of Shakespeare’s plays get together to decide which of them is “Best in the Canon”. In this shocking behind the scenes reality show viewers will get a rare glimpse into the lives of these immortal characters.
It’s summer and the GRSF company is back in Winona. See week one in the first video of Season 9.
Lear wishes to step down from his long rule as King of ancient Britain. In so doing, the aging ruler succumbs to his own pride, which blinds him to the truth.Poor judgment hurtles Lear into a psychological storm of cataclysmic proportions, while nature rages about him, pushing him to the brink of sanity. GRSF’s namesake…
Proteus and Valentine, best friends from childhood, travel to the court of the Duke of Milan where they will be educated in the ways of the world. Dazzled by the beauty and sophistication of the city, the young men’s friendship is put to the test when both fall in love with the Duke’s daughter, Silvia….
Watch the hysteria unfold when three actors get together and challenge themselves to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays. For those who feel Shakespeare’s too serious or too high falutin’, or for anyone who wants two hours of sheer belly laughs. Melissa Rain Anderson (“The Fantasticks,” GRSF, 2011) returns to direct Christopher Gerson, Chris Mixon,…
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