As New York producer Joe Papp, whose many projects included Shakespeare in Central Park, liked to say, “Shakespeare wrote for the stage, not for the page.” But every director and producer has different insights and ideas about presenting the plays.
Choose from the American theater professsionals below to learn more about their visions of putting Shakespeare's works on stage.
Director, adaptor/director of Shakespeare’s R + J (1997)
Artistic director, Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Artistic director, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut
Dean of the school of drama, North Carolina School of the Arts
Artistic director, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, DC
Artistic director, Perseverance Theater, Alaska
Artistic director, Intiman Theatre, Seattle, Washington
Hear from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s artistic director Libby Appel and Scott Kaiser, head of voice and text, about staging Shakespeare outdoors.