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Shakespeare for the Masses Archive

Shakespeare for the Masses: Measure for Measure

Patricia Neal Stage
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Shakespeare for the Masses – Romeo & Juliet

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Shakespeare for the Masses: King John

Patricia Neal Stage
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Back by popular (vote) demand! One night only! See Chelsea McCarthy as the Trumpian KING JOHN! Not to be missed! Plus it's free (but donations gladly accepted)


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Shakespeare for the Masses: King John

Patricia Neal Stage
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Shakespeare for the Masses – The Triple Crown

Patricia Neal Stage
Written by William Shakespeare
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THE TRIPLE CROWN Richard II, Henry IV, Part One and Henry IV, Part Two. A lively staged reading edited and organized by Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy. Featuring a rollicking troupe of Playhouse Players!


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Shakespeare for the Masses – The Merchant of Venice

Patricia Neal Stage
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Come to Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse this weekend to see the Bard as you've never seen him before: a full play condensed into a one-hour format and presented by Chelsea McCarthy, Nicole Galland and a rollicking troupe of local actors. It's a great way to introduce children - anybody, for that matter - to the works and world of William Shakespeare.

If you have been to previous performances of Shakespeare for the Masses over the past eight years, you already know what a free-spirited romp it will be. This time, Chelsea and Nikki take on THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, with a guest appearance from MV poet laureate Arnie Reisman in the role of Shylock. Expect a dose of poetic license from Arnie and the rest of the cast, along with the usual irreverence the directors bring to all of Shakespeare's work.

This weekend's performances are made possible by the generosity of Geraldine Brooks and Tony Horwitz. MERCHANT will be performed on Saturday, January 9, at 7:30 pm and on Sunday, January 10, at 12 noon at the Playhouse, 24 Church Street in downtown Vineyard Haven. Admission is free; seating is general.


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Shakespeare for the Masses – Julius Caesar

Martha's Vineyard Playhouse
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Don't miss a play about mob mentality...that will make full use of the available mob.
Think our Senate is full of back-stabbers?
Check out how they did things in ancient Rome...


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Shakespeare for the Masses – All’s Well


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Shakespeare for the Masses – CYMBELINE

Katharine Cornell Theater
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Nicole Galland & Chelsea McCarthy
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If you can’t decide which of the Bard's plays you like – or hate - the most, then CYMBELINE is just the show for you.


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Shakespeare for the Masses – King Lear

Patricia Neal Stage
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Shakespeare for the Masses – CORIOLANUS

Katharine Cornell Theater
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the forum...

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Shakespeare for the Masses brings you a rowdy Valentine’s Day Massacre set in ancient Rome!

The only Shakespeare play ever banned by a democratic government, CORIOLANUS is a startlingly contemporary tale about political intrigue, political spin doctors, political treachery… and, as with any story involving proto-fascism, the importance of motherhood.

February 15th at 7PM
February 16th at 2PM


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Shakespeare for the Masses – Richard III

Patricia Neal Stage
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Shakespeare for the Masses – Henry V

Katharine Cornell Theater, Spring Street, Vineyard Haven
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War, rebellion, romance - O for a Muse of fire!


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Shakespeare for the Masses – Julius Caesar & Pericles

Harborview Hotel, Edgartown
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Shakespeare for the Masses – The Taming of the Shrew

Katharine Cornell Theater, Vineyard Haven
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Join us for a quick and hilarious performance of TAMING OF THE SHREW!


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Shakespeare for the Masses – Hamlet

Katharine Cornell Theater, Vineyard Haven
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...because we do Shakespeare, and it's Hamlet.


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Shakespeare for the Masses – King John

Katharine Cornell Theater, Vineyard Haven
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Shakespeare for the Masses, The Vineyard Playhouse’s popular off-season theater troupe, begins their fifth season this weekend with KING JOHN at the Katharine Cornell Theater, with Christopher Brophy in the title role. As usual with Shakespeare for the Masses, the adaptation is short, funny, and physically lively (the play includes three elaborate on-stage battles).


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