American Shakespeare Center

American Shakespeare Center’s own cinema-quality streaming service, BlkFrs TV, broadcasts from the replicated Blackfriars Theatre in Staunton. Publicity photo

Pick: BlkFrs TV

Much ado about Shakespeare: Shakespeare scholars have been dominating online arts outlets with clickbait headlines about the Bard’s burst of creativity during a bubonic plague quarantine in 1606. He’s said to have “churned out King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra that year,” which may have led to his takeover at the original Blackfriars Theatre in Elizabethan London. In […]

Midsummer 90 takes a shortcut to the heart of the Bard at American Shakespeare Center. Image: Lauren Rogers Parker

ARTS Pick: Midsummer 90

Bite-sized Shakespeare: An abridged version of the iconic Shakespeare comedy, Midsummer 90 drops the Night’s Dream and retains all the humor and wonder of the original script without sacrificing its spellbinding storytelling. By packing the fairies, magic, and fantastical animals into a performance that clocks in under two hours, the play is perfect for children […]