American Shakespeare Center: Three Outstanding Performances at Blackfriars
Immerse yourself in the world of Shakespeare at Blackfriars Playhouse, a re-creation of the Bard’s original indoor theater, where you’ll go backstage and enjoy performances and talks.
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Program No. 19279RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Casual Shakespeare fans and devotees alike will delight in this unique program, filled with reminders of the rewards we reap from his works time and time again. Gain insight from scholars at the American Shakespeare Center into Shakespeare's history, humanity, language, text and stagecraft. Discuss plays, characters, themes and interpretations with directors, attend three plays under the lights at the splendid Blackfriars Playhouse and experience for yourself why Shakespeare still speaks to us, generation after generation.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See the world's only re-creation of Shakespeare's Blackfriars Playhouse and experience three plays performed under Shakespeare's original staging conditions.
  • Rediscover Shakespeare and celebrate the timeless power of his language and stagecraft in behind-the-scenes experiences at the Playhouse.
  • Explore the charms of your renovated historic hotel and its revitalized Shenandoah Valley city.

General Notes

Performances vary by program date. See date specific notes.
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Sarah Enloe
Sarah Enloe, director of education at the American Shakespeare Center, has an MFA in dramaturgy and a master of letters in teaching from Mary Baldwin's Masters in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, and a BFA in theatre studies from the University of Texas. She has directed “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “Love's Labour's Lost” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” Sarah teaches at Mary Baldwin College and James Madison.
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