• African-American Shakespeare Company's performance of The Tempest. Photo by Lanc

    African-American Shakespeare Company's production of The Tempest. Photo by Lance Huntley, courtesy of African-American Shakespeare Company.

  • The Guthrie Theater's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Dan Norm

    The Guthrie Theater's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Dan Norman, courtesy of the Guthrie Theater.




  • Epic Theatre Ensemble's production of Measure for Measure. Photo by Mark Harris,

    Epic Theatre Ensemble's production of Measure for Measure. Photo by Mark Harris, couresty of Epic Theatre Ensemble. 

  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival

    Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Pericles. Photo by Jenny Graham, courtesy of Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

  • Photo by Lee A. Butz, courtesy Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

    The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Much Ado About Nothing. Photo by Lee A. Butz, courtesy of The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

  • Indiana Repertory Theatre's production of The Two Gentleman of Verona. Photo by

    Indiana Repertory Theatre's production of The Two Gentleman of Verona. Photo by Zach Rosing, courtesy of Indiana Repertory Theatre.

Featured play

Type: Comedy
First Performed: 1594-95
First Printed: 1623

What people are saying...

The play was original and different, and the theater was small so you felt like you were part of the play.

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